Multimedia: From Saturday’s Coaches Cookoff

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By Chris Williams, Publisher

If you didn’t get to attend Saturday nights 2011 Cyclone Gridiron Club Coaches Cookoff, you missed out on one heck of a time. Nearly 150 Cyclone fanatics gathered at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames for a night full of BBQ, football chatter, golf and some cold beer as well.

I’ll write more about specifics from the event in my "Monday Musings" column later today. Here are some videos and photos from the event. We hope to see you there next year!

CLICK HERE for the Cyclone Gridiron Club’s photo gallery.
CLICK HERE for Cyclone Fanatic’s photo gallery.

Paul Rhoads addresses the Cyclone Gridiron Club in this video…

Tom Herman – Don’t quit your day job brother…




Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.