Re: ISU holding football tryouts?
I did this when Walden was hired (spring of 1987). They advertised in the Daily about open try-outs. I went to it with about 100 other guys. After about 2 weeks of drills (agility, speed, lateral movement, etc.), they took about 20 guys. It seemed that unless you were a burner or had size, they did not take you. They took me as a linebacker at 6'3" 220, while a buddy of mine who was a far superior athlete than me, but 5'9", 180, was cut. I did it for 2 seasons until the aura of being on the team wore-off and it wasn't fun anymore.