Right up there in the Harry Houdini and David Copperfield class.
I mean, this guy Matt Campbell can do no wrong.
At least in his football office at Iowa State and in stadiums everywhere.
Whenever one of his quarterbacks gets hurt, he reaches into a seemingly endless supply of talented signal-callers to find an even better one.
The newest is true of freshman Brock Purdy, who passed for 263 yards and three touchdowns yesterday in Iowa State's 27-3 rout of Kansas.
It was the Cyclones’ fourth straight victory since Purdy has been the starter.
One or two people think Purdy looks facially like a 15-year-old kid when he’s on the field wearing his helmet and the rest of his Iowa State game gear.
But when he starts rifling one completion after another against the Oklahoma States and West Virginias of the Big 12 Conference, he has the looks of a grown-up Aaron Rodgers.
Actually, Purdy is only 19.
Now Campbell, Purdy and the rest of Iowa State's players are on the threshold of making it to the Big 12 championship game.
At Ames, the magic just keeps happening.