Josh Mueller leaves Iowa State football

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell converses with offensive lineman Josh Mueller during Iowa State’s first fall camp practice of 2018. (Rob Gray – Cyclone Fanatic)

Iowa State has lost its second player of the week.

Former starting left guard Josh Mueller has decided to leave the team, according to a report from the Des Moines Register‘s Tommy Birch. The redshirt sophomore started the team’s first two games then was replaced by redshirt junior Collin Olson after being “dinged up” leading into the Cyclones’ win over Akron.

Mueller also appeared in two games for the Cyclones last season. The Wisconsin native joins backup quarterback Zeb Noland as former starters to leave the program this week.

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