Two weeks into this college football season there's hard to find a better story than the one that's being written by a former Bison quarterback.
Zeb Noland's time in Fargo was short, just over two years, but he made an impact.
Noland wasn't what the NDSU coaches told us he was. He struggled in games, throwing 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions and was eventually benched at the end of the spring season by freshman Cam Miller.
Noland told us he was ready to move on to the coaching world, where his dad is a high school legend in Georgia.
Noland landed as a graduate assistant at South Carolina. Unbelievably, because of injuries to the Gamecock quarterbacks, Noland has started the first two games of the season, leading
the SEC school to two wins.
Now as conference play is set to begin this weekend, Noland has a chance to live out a dream. Play against his home state team as South Carolina plays Georgia.
The whole story seems like a movie. Backup quarterback to starter to the bench to coach to starting quarterback.
All the while Noland has kept the same temperament. That's why it will be so easy for so many in Fargo to root for him this weekend.