Iowa State changes its quarterback and offensive coordinator for Texas

Posted October 26th, 2015


WACO, TX - OCTOBER 24: Joel Lanning #7 of the Iowa State Cyclones has the ball knocked out of his hands against the Baylor Bears in the second half at McLane Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads confirmed Monday that he’ll start sophomore quarterback Joel Lanning against Texas.

He also demoted offensive coordinator Mark Mangino, replacing him with Todd Sturdy, who had been in charge of the passing game.


Lanning, a sophomore, relieved Sam Richardson against Baylor and re-energized the team.

“The energy he helped create was a positive thing,” Rhoads said. “He performed at a high level against a very good football team.”

Baylor beat the Cyclones, 45-27. But the Bears owned a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Lanning, a dual threat, completed 12 of 17 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns.

“He’s not just a runner but a thrower, too,” Rhoads said.  “Now we’re giving him a chance to run the whole show.”


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