Former Laurier quarterback Ian Noble, who sat out last season, is transferring to Western to try and fill a pretty important spot on Greg Marshall's depth chart. As The Cord noted:
"Noble maintains that he has stayed healthy and in good shape. He will also be training extremely hard to earn what he hopes will be a starting position with the Mustangs, who find themselves thin at quarterback after the graduation of Michael Faulds, who claimed the CIS record for career passing yards last season.Ironically, this comes with the Battle of the 401 is on hold for a season, since Laurier and Western miss each other in the OUA's regular-season scheduling rotation. No doubt this adds a little drama. Noble at the very least has experience being the No. 1 QB for a nationally ranked team and he played well in the 2008 OUA semifinal vs. the 'Stangs.
" 'I will have to earn my spot on the team,' said Noble. '[Western] has many talented quarterbacks, but my advantage comes with being more experienced.'
"The only quarterback currently on the Mustangs’ roster who has any experience is second-year Donnie Marshall – the son of head coach Greg Marshall – who has only played sparingly, backing up Faulds for the past two seasons."
Former Hawks QB to play for Western (Tieja MacLaughlin, The Cord)