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He’s (kinda) Out-WR Coach Courtney Messingham He’s In-Former Washington State OC Todd Sturdy • As...

He’s (kinda) Out-WR Coach Courtney Messingham He’s In-Former Washington State OC Todd Sturdy • As the fore mentioned WR Coach Moves up to take the OC job, it obviously leaves another huge hole in the coaching staff. Coach Messingham was well known for turning out great players like Collin Franklin, Darius Reynolds and Special teams Wiz’s like Josh Lenz and David Sims. Coach Rhoads and Jamie Pollard decided to go out to look for a replacement for the former WR coach, and in all the turnover with former Big 12 Head Coach Mike Leach taking the job at Washington State, Iowa State was able to snag there former OC Todd Sturdy. Sturdy seems almost more than qualified for the job and in this past season he led an offense that averaged 422 yds/game and averaged right around 30 points a game (ISU’s were about 390 and 22 ppg) WSU offense also ranked 9th in the Country in total passing yards with around 4100 to ISU’s 2200 and also ranked 33rd Nationally in Total Offense. In terms of personnel, Coach Sturdy Had two individuals named to the all Pac-12 teams this season in Marquiess Nelson (82 catches 1388 yds-12 TDs) and Jared Karstetter ( 60, 700, 6) as well as a third receiver who put up great numbers as well, Isaiah Barton (49, 659, 5). Sturdy’s hire brings experience and a different offensive perspective to the program, and maybe even more importantly a big voice in recruiting on the West Coast in Football hot beds like California. Above all, Sturdy’s hire as a Receiver’s coach and Passing game coordinator should bring some explosiveness to the Iowa State Offense, and if you can remember back to Jamie Pollards speech introducing CPR, "Above all, he’s an Iowan" and no one has more passion for our own state and school then Iowans themselves.

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