CN: How's Iowa State so far?
GL: I love it. It's a lot different from the big city life that I'm used to, but I love it for the most part. It's a college town, I've met a lot of new friends, and it's just an awesome place to be.
CN: Did you get a chance to watch the team last year as they developed?
GL: For the most part I did, but a lot of the time I had to listen to them on the radio. During the summer, I came in and watched more of our team play from last year. I am really thrilled for what is coming this year.
CN: A lot of these players coming back are going to have some pretty high goals. I'm sure you want to be a part of that.
GL: Definitely. We are ready for the season.
CN: Did the reputation of the crowd following at Iowa State weigh into your decision to come here?
GL: Yes, and the family atmosphere too. There are fans that come out to every game, 7,000-8,000 fans is unbelievable.
CN: What is it like practicing in Hilton Coliseum compared to where you've been before?
GL: I haven't gotten a chance to practice here yet. This Saturday will be our first practice, bright and early in the morning, so I'm excited.