Entering his second spring in offensive coordinator Mark Mangino's system, quarterback Sam Richardson did so with complete control of the position.
Unlike years past, Iowa State is finally progressing through its spring practices without a quarterback battle. Richardson is fully entrenched as the No. 1 guy behind center with quarterbacks Grant Rohach and Joel Lanning in the distance behind him. For quarterbacks coach Todd Sturdy, that is a relief.
"It’s awesome," Sturdy said. "Going into spring ball and you’ve got your No. 1 guy, that’s a good place to be for us."
Sturdy talks about Richardson and the others as spring practice moves along.