CFTV: Jantz named starting QB, initial analysis

Iowa State sent out a press release early Tuesday morning that named senior Steele Jantz its starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 opener vs. Tulsa. 

Before Paul Rhoads’ press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Chris Williams recorded this video with his initial reaction to the news at Jack Trice Stadium. Watch the video here and stay tuned to CF later today for more analysis on the big news. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.