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    ? on Paul Rhoads

    I was sitting here listening to the Iowa State Basketball scrimmage adn this came up.

    When Gene was going to Auburn, is it possible that PR wanted to actually come to Iowa State when he found out that Gene was coming to Auburn and was just released and not fired so that this could have happened. Gene talked to Auburn and when PR found this out that there would be a vacancy at Iowa state that he contacted JP that he wanted to be the coach at Iowa State....and was the only choice for it. Just that JP stretched it out some so it did not lok like a get someone and go with it type scenerio. That JP hd someone from the get go and wanted to work out te details with PR first. THEN let Gene know that they wanted him as a coach and poof...here we are. So basically yes he was let go by Auburn bit not "LET GO".

    Just theory....not speculating - but if so...JP really played this out great



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Nope. Rhoads has said as much that Chizik fired him/let him go.



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    I dont remember where I heard this, but I think PR was driving to Clemson to interview for the defensive coordinator job when Jamie called him to offer him the Head coaching job here.



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I was sitting here listening to the Iowa State Basketball scrimmage adn this came up.

    When Gene was going to Auburn, is it possible that PR wanted to actually come to Iowa State when he found out that Gene was coming to Auburn and was just released and not fired so that this could have happened. Gene talked to Auburn and when PR found this out that there would be a vacancy at Iowa state that he contacted JP that he wanted to be the coach at Iowa State....and was the only choice for it. Just that JP stretched it out some so it did not lok like a get someone and go with it type scenerio. That JP hd someone from the get go and wanted to work out te details with PR first. THEN let Gene know that they wanted him as a coach and poof...here we are. So basically yes he was let go by Auburn bit not "LET GO".

    Just theory....not speculating - but if so...JP really played this out great
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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    No, Gene's first act as head coach at Auburn was to fire the whole previous staff. Rhoads said it was a very brief meeting between him and Chizik and he was fired.



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    I dont remember where I heard this, but I think PR was driving to Clemson to interview for the defensive coordinator job when Jamie called him to offer him the Head coaching job here.
    Correct, he turned the car around and headed north. PR has confirmed this.


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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    I dont remember where I heard this, but I think PR was driving to Clemson to interview for the defensive coordinator job when Jamie called him to offer him the Head coaching job here.
    I'm sure glad that PR was willing to take a phone call from Jamie as compared to Chizik who could not be reached by phone while he was making his deal with Auburn on ISU's dime.



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Doesnt matter at this point... we got the better deal



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I was sitting here listening to the Iowa State Basketball scrimmage adn this came up.

    When Gene was going to Auburn, is it possible that PR wanted to actually come to Iowa State when he found out that Gene was coming to Auburn and was just released and not fired so that this could have happened. Gene talked to Auburn and when PR found this out that there would be a vacancy at Iowa state that he contacted JP that he wanted to be the coach at Iowa State....and was the only choice for it. Just that JP stretched it out some so it did not lok like a get someone and go with it type scenerio. That JP hd someone from the get go and wanted to work out te details with PR first. THEN let Gene know that they wanted him as a coach and poof...here we are. So basically yes he was let go by Auburn bit not "LET GO".

    Just theory....not speculating - but if so...JP really played this out great
    Is it possible that cream cheese first came from between people's toes???



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Is it possible that cream cheese first came from between people's toes???
    Thats just not right



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I was sitting here listening to the Iowa State Basketball scrimmage adn this came up.

    When Gene was going to Auburn, is it possible that PR wanted to actually come to Iowa State when he found out that Gene was coming to Auburn and was just released and not fired so that this could have happened. Gene talked to Auburn and when PR found this out that there would be a vacancy at Iowa state that he contacted JP that he wanted to be the coach at Iowa State....and was the only choice for it. Just that JP stretched it out some so it did not lok like a get someone and go with it type scenerio. That JP hd someone from the get go and wanted to work out te details with PR first. THEN let Gene know that they wanted him as a coach and poof...here we are. So basically yes he was let go by Auburn bit not "LET GO".

    Just theory....not speculating - but if so...JP really played this out great
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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    PR did stop by and talk to JP a year or two before he was hired, while home visiting family, just to check in and meet JP for potential future reference. I think that meeting did more for PR getting our job than anything else, other than the fact he is a good coach. Jamie has said he had a very positive impression from that meeting.



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Doesnt matter at this point... we got the better deal
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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Doesnt matter at this point... we got the better deal
    I agre totally...I was just wondering if possibly there is more to this than was let out...I was thinking maybe the deal was placed by JP because Gene maybe wanted to go back to Auburn and a lot of stuff was under the table that we dont know and wont find out.

    Like someone stated with PR talking to JP a few years ago...maybe thats what started the whole thing.

    JP talks to PR two years earlier...
    JP does not like where the program is going, Gene is dissatisfied and finds out that the Auburn job may open up. JP states well I want you to let PR go and I will let you go. I want PR to be my Head Coach if you leave...only stipulation. Gene agrees that he will release all his coaches.
    JP calls PR and states what was said...PR says sure I will be your coach
    Gene leaves....JP plays the game and makes things all business like and keeps us all in suspense and then calls in PR as the headcoach when all is finalized with Gene....Making me think this was planned out...Gene gets what he wants nd we get the better deal by getting someone who WANTS to be here



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    Re: ? on Paul Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    No, Gene's first act as head coach at Auburn was to fire the whole previous staff. Rhoads said it was a very brief meeting between him and Chizik and he was fired.
    I'm pretty sure Rhoads and Chizik have never met face to face even though their families were living across the street from each other for a short time.


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