That year was followed by a relatively quiet season playing behind Stanzi before his 2011 breakout, and Vandenberg's coaches are confident in his continued adaptability. "First of all, he's got talent and ability," says coach Kirk Ferentz. "Second, he's got a great attitude. I'd be very surprised if he doesn't have a great year."
The QB has similar expectations: "It's my senior year, and I'm just making sure that I don't let any moment go by that I'm not taking advantage of," he says. "I'm trying to push down as many people as I can and invite them to the pool."