ISU Coach Rhoads Talks Quarterback Competition

By KCRG-TV9 Sports

Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads said the team wouldn’t name a starting quarterback until “the middle of August,” after seeing them compete in fall camp.

“We’ve got two really aggressive, busy weeks there to start off camp,” he said. “A couple scrimmages. That’ll be when it gets done.”

Rhoads said accuracy and a “thorough grasp of what we’re doing on offense” would win the job for one of the Cyclone’s trio of quarterbacks. Sam Richardson, Joel Lanning and Grant Rohach will all compete for the position.

An impressive cast of receivers and momentum from a two-game winning streak to end last season should help whoever starts at quarterback.

“It was very important, very critical because of all the hard work that was put it. It was a great springboard for the offseason and spring practice, it aided in the finishing of the recruitment class. You don’t do that unless you have great character in your program, and I’m very grateful to the kids for the finish.”

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