The Cyclones will have to monitor his health in the early going, but indications are that the inflammation Staiger experienced in his knee won’t affect him significantly.
For the rest of the team, playing time will likely be up for grabs throughout the non-conference season.
“We’ve got a lot of young people that are doing this for the first time, and there’s going to be some challenges with that,” McDermott said. “But to have a successful program at this level, you’ve got to try to eliminate egos. You have to try to eliminate as much selfish attitude that can creep up on occasion, from your group as possible. Our guys seem to have embraced this.”