Louisiana Tech's quarterback play left much to be desired last season, and while some of the issues fell on the offensive line, the Tech coaching staff has been looking for a transfer quarterback that could come in and help them right away.

Enter, former Iowa Hawkeye Cody Sokol.

Sokol signed with Iowa in 2012 from Scottsdale Community College. With offers from Iowa, Arizona, Cincinnati and Maryland from the AQ conference ranks, Sokol was a sought after quarterback in 2012. As a sophomore at Scottsdale, he threw for 3,807 yards, 43 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

In 2012, Sokol redshirted as James Vandenberg finished his final season with the Hawkeyes and Sokol learned the offense and built a rapport with his teammates. The situation would have played out nicely had everything gone as Sokol had envisioned. Vanderberg would graduate and Sokol would start for two years at quarterback for the Hawkeyes.

During the spring and fall of 2013 Sokol battled for the starting spot in an even race. Towards the end of fall, Sokol and Jake Rudock had risen to the top and were beginning to get more reps with the first team offense. Sokol remembered back to a conversation he had with the coaching staff when he was told that if he became the starter, Rudock would be the backup and if Rudock became the starter, he would probably slide down to third string because they would want to get the younger quarterbacks playing time.

"Things didn't go as well as I wanted them to, so I ended up getting put down into the third spot," Sokol said. "After that, I just wanted to go play somewhere. The coaches here (at Iowa) and I are pretty close, and they understood and said that we have three great quarterbacks that could probably start anywhere else in the nation too. They were fine with me leaving and actually helped me out."