CFTV: Caponi’s transition going smoothly during first spring at Iowa State

At this time last year, Matt Caponi was preparing defensive backs for the wide-open offenses of the Big 12 — as a member of the staff at West Virginia. Now, the Cyclones’ new cornerbacks coach is helping usher the position group into the new reality of life without Brian Peavy. Hear how Datrone Young and Anthony Johnson have progressed and more in this CFTV.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.