Talking with T.J. – On Kabongo, ISU’s rotation & more

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Iowa State will hit the road tomorrow to take on a Texas team that it handled with ease a few weeks ago at Hilton Coliseum. However, this game will feature the return of the man who is perhaps Texas’ best player, point guard Myck Kabongo, who missed the first 23 games of this season due to a suspension by the NCAA. 

On Monday, I caught up with associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger to discuss this topic, Iowa State’s recent rotation, Matt Thomas’ senior season and more. Enjoy. 

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.