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New Cyclone football coach learns from coaching legend

by Bryan Goettel

AMES (KWWL) - Many Cyclone fans felt like they had been left out in the cold when Gene Chizik bolted for Auburn after two lackluster seasons in Ames. But on the coldest of cold days, Iowa State welcomed in his replacement Saturday and many fans are already warming up to Paul Rhoads.

The Ankeny native and former McCarney assistant takes over a Cyclone team that didn't win a Big 12 game a year ago and went just 5-19 in Chizik's two seasons. Like Chizik, Rhoads brings with him a strong defensive pedigree. Eight years at Pitt and this past season at Auburn. Rhoads says talking to former Iowa State head coach Johnny Majors got both guys fired up about the future of Cyclone football.

"I talked to Johnny Majors today," said Rhoads. "And Coach Majors was a little excited. I think if I would have tossed him the ball he would have carried it all the way across the goal line. Coach Majors often told me, he said the number one way to win a football game is not to lose it. That will resemble our football team. We will be physical. We'll play the football game for sixty minutes."

Online Reporter: Bryan Goettel

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