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Cyclones open Fall camp with a quarterback competition

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There is great optimism in Ames as the Iowa State Cyclone football program prepares for the 2012 season.

It will be the fourth season under head coach Paul Rhoads who has taken the Cyclones to two bowl games in his first two seasons at Jack Trice.

The Cyclones return 16 players with starting experience---including quarterbacks Steele Jantz and Jared Barnett.

Jantz and Barnett each won three games a piece leading the Iowa State offense-- and both go into fall camp battling for the most important position on the team.

Waterloo native and new Iowa State offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham talked about what he would like to see in his starting quarterback.

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