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Starting Right Tackle Jacob Gannon Leaves Iowa State Football

Looks like the Jake Campos era is starting sooner rather than later.

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According to the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse (via football SID Mike Green), offensive lineman Jacob Gannon has left the Cyclones.

So far, the explanation for Gannon's exit has been for personal reasons, which tends to be incredibly broad and we'll likely learn more in the coming weeks. Former Cyclone player Zack Spears offered that he was "burnt out".

Which led to a battle with Trey Scott over the idea of leaving your team in the middle of game week.

Gannon started at right tackle during the debacle against North Dakota State and was listed as the starter again for this week's Farmageddon depth chart. Replacing Gannon's 13 career starts will likely be redshirt freshman Jake Campos out of West Des Moines Valley, a highly touted recruit who Paul Rhoads flipped from Missouri in 2013. By the end of the season, the difference from Gannon to Campos may end up being negligible or even an upgrade, but for the immediate future, it's a shot that will definitely hurt the battered offensive line.

After such a disappointing start and the loss of Quenton Bundrage and Jacob Gannon within the first week of the season, the Cyclones look to a new starting wide receiver in Allen Lazard and new starting right tackle in Jake Campos to get them on track against an opponent who has continuously tormented the Cyclones in recent years.

Not exactly the series of events dreams are made of.