FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- North Dakota State is still keeping the focus on themselves after the first week of practice. One of the players who will have the focus squarely on him when the season kicks off on August 27th, is quarterback Easton Stick.
Stick thrived in the what seemed like an impossible situation in 2015, going 8-0 in the injured Carson Wentz’s absence.
"I still think Easton's got a lot of growth that he has to accomplish in order to be considered great,” offensive coordinator Tim Polasek said.
While Polasek gives the high praise to his sophomore signal caller, he’s also quick to point out it wasn’t just Easton powering the unbeaten run saying he thinks other players stepped up with Wentz out and took the pressure off of Stick.
But that doesn’t mean he thinks Stick is any less of a player than the quarterbacks before him.
“He's got to be really mindful of putting those building blocks down like Brock (Jensen) and Carson (Wentz) did before him and not rest on anything,” Polasek said. “I know that's not the kind of person he is. And that's probably the most comforting thing is no matter what success comes to Easton he is similar to Carson in the fact that he's going to continue to push."