The iowa state cyclones held their football media day today in ames.jordan furbee covered the cyclones day to talk."
""since being hired as iowa state head coach matt campbell has been tasked with changing the culture here in ames, but now with only a few weeks to go before kickoff, we'll see if the hardwork has finally paid off."inside the team meeting room, it doesn't take long to notice the change.
A pyramid of keywords, a new code of conduct and mission statement of what's expected from matt campbell as he tries to re-shape the program...but the new head coach is the first to admit, that only goes so far"you can have any great words you want.
Words are words and slogans are slogans, but it's about action and it's about people and it's about how we sustain those actions and sustain with those people."
The team hasn't even played a down this season, but already the players seem to be taking to what coach is preaching... "coach campbell demands the best out of us every single day.""he doesn't want to have to tell me to be great, he wants me to demand it out of myself.""since day one when we got here when we started working with the strength staff that's all they said was attitude and effort and toughness they worked that in and these workouts when we first got here were really hard and people had to get used to it and they installed the toughness in us and now we just have to keep going with it and carry it on the football field and just grind.
That message has not only resonated with the veterans, but the new guys as well... backup qb jacob park wasn't shy about why he transfered to isu."coach campbell.
He's like the epitome of the coach you want to play for.
Not a lot of rules, but the rules he does have he enforces and he expects you to follow the rules, but he's real with you and doesn't sugarcoat stuff, what he says is what he means and what he wants you to do."
"he definitely was really straight up with us, honest, just telling us that it's going to be hard and just have to trust what we're doing, trust in the process and everything will be ok."
"there's not a day that goes by that he'll accept mediocrity.
He just always says consistently good is great, so i just try to do that every single day and push my teammates to the same standards."having covered this team, the difference is something you can see ?and?
Feel.iowa state has a quiet confidence about itself, which has flowed from coach campbell on down..."coach definitely has brought a swagger in, the team is live, i just feel great about everybody on our team, from the offense to the defense to special teams, we ready to play this year.""iowa state will begin the 2016-17 campaign 25 days from today, september 3rd at 7:30 against fcs #5 uni.reporting from jack trice stadium at media day, jordan furbee jay:and that's sports for tonight.jim:tiffany:thanks