Iowa State will have a new starting quarterback on Saturday night when the Cyclones open the season against Northern Iowa. Steele Jantz passed for more than 3,000 yards in the California junior college ranks and says after going through spring practice and a month of pre-season drills he is ready to lead the offense.

Jantz says being new to the system, every second he could get with the playbook was important. Despite having a laid-back personality Jantz will direct I.S.U.’s high tempo offense. He says he loves the quick offense and the laid-back part is not freaking out when things go wrong.

Jantz is also a dual threat after rushing for more than 600 yards last season. He says being able to run is important in any system, as he says you have to use your mind, your arm and your legs to be successful.