Mangino’s musings


Redshirt sophomore wide receiver D’Vario Montgomery runs the ball against West Virginia on Nov. 29 at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones fell to the Mountaineers 37-24. Montgomery had 71 yards. 

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“If you ask Allen how his year was, he would say average at best, and I just know that’s what he would say because that’s the kind of kid he is,” Mangino said. “We always say a year does a bunch and just a calendar year changes a kid … [Allen has] approached it with he wants to get better and he wants to be the best. He wants to be a guy that people look at and can’t cover or don’t want to cover, and I think he’s done that.”

-Tommy Mangino on Allen Lazard

“I’m really pleased with him. It’s awesome to see him back out there,” Mangino said. “Just the year that the kid went through and the heartbreak of getting hurt in that first game, and he’s doing great. He’s got a smile on his face every day and he’s just happy to be there.”

-Tommy Mangino on Quenton Bundrage

“He was getting a little bigger throughout the season and that was just a product of him being on the field, getting a lot of reps and working hard in the weight room,” Mangino said. “He developed more than he ever thought he would, and so he’s slimmed back down. He’s added some speed to his game, and he’s doing well.”

-Tommy Mangino on D’Vario Montgomery

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