FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- The first week of fall camp for North Dakota State could have looked a lot different this year, if not for the injury of Carson Wentz and the rise of Easton Stick.
Stick entered spring ball as the number one guy, with Wentz gone to the NFL, and continued to impress coaches through the summer and into the fall.
Head coach Chris Klieman says the coaching staff didn’t even entertain the idea of how different this camp could have been had Stick not played in the eight games he did while filling in for the injured Wentz in 2015 and they’ve approached the fall camp with the mentality of having a returning quarterback.
When we caught up with Stick on media day he said you can expect the same things out of him in the Bison offense in 2016, in terms of him running the football, but he also pointed out his job is to get everyone involved on offense.
"You know we've got a lot of guys who can do really good things with the ball and make big plays so it'll be about finding ways to get them the ball and obviously just staying within myself and trusting the guys up front and getting the ball out, handing it off, whatever I've got to do to make sure guys are getting into space you know and then let them run with it," Stick said.