Texas may not have a true No. 1 quarterback yet — a statement that utterly boggles the mind, but that’s a rant for another day — but Iowa State has somehow managed to choose a starter between two average signal callers (statistically speaking, anyway).
Between senior Steele Jantz and sophomore Jared Barnett, Paul Rhoads has decided to go with the Big 12 All-Namer — and he is so proud of him!
“Steele has demonstrated the skill set that I think is ideal for our offense,” Rhoads said in a statement Tuesday. “The main point is that we have depth at the quarterback position with two men who led us to a second bowl game appearance in three years.”
Jantz was the Cyclones’ starter at the beginning of 2011, but Barnett gained playing time by the middle of the season due to inconsistencies from the veteran. The two finished with relatively similar stats (Jantz had 1,519 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions; Barnett had 1,201 yards passing with six touchdowns and six interceptions) leading to an open QB battle during the spring.