Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads has an experienced quarterback on hand as he installs a new offense this spring. Junior-to-be Austen Arnaud passed for nearly 2,800 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2008. Rhoads says the Ames native has the intangibles it takes to be a successful quarterback.

Rhoads says Arnaud is very upbeat and that is vital to an offense’s success. He says Arnaud also understands football and is applying it to the field. Rhoads says while Arnaud has experience he does not have a lock on the job. Rhoads says every position is always open as the minute a player gets overconfident, someone else will step up.

Redshirt freshman Jerome Tiller is trying to compete for the starting job. Rhoads says Tiller is an intelligent young man who is not taking a back seat and being content to be an understudy. Rhoads says Tiller is working on all the skills it takes to be a starting quarterback.

ISU’s spring game is April 18th.