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    Q&A with Rhoads

    Q&A with Iowa State Head Coach Paul Rhoads

    Definitely told me what I wanted to hear



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Good interview!


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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Excellent interview. I was having some issues with the sunshine coming out of practice so it helps to hear we have a long way to go in areas of improving, being in the right place at the right time, learning how to win, etc.

    Say what you will but you never want a coach that thinks their team has nothing to fix or is completely content with his team after 8 spring practices.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    I don't think we could have landed a better fit for our football program. Everytime I read about him or listen to him, I come away more impressed. I think ISU football is in good hands for a long time.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Thanks for the link



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Hell yeah I love CPR


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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    You also gotta love reading all these national interviews where the constant theme is one of 'the program is on the right track.' Basically, it's nice to read all the questions of 'how are you going to do it again' as opposed to all the other more negative questions we've grown accustomed to in the past.

    To put is simply...CPR pisses excellance.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    PR believes they are winners, soon they will too. It seems there is no doubt in PR's head that we can win any game at any time. Its great to see.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Big thumbs up to Pollard for this hire. Paul Rhoads has managed to win the hearts of the entire cyclone nation which is no easy task.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    I was hoping he would say he promised the players we were going to win the Big 12 championship this year since he is 100% on his promises so far.



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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    CPR gets it. He doesn't avoid questions or lie about obvious issues. Some coaches try to get around answering questions about weaknessess on their team or staff. CPR clearly tells it straight up-- "We have to improve in all areas- and especially these areas.." "We won't win unless we get better and we know what we have to do to win"

    (I) can read between the lines and tell the difference between a coach who is hoping to win and a coach who expects to win. Chiz hoped to win here. D-Mac hoped to win. But, even as much as they might have wanted to, they maybe didn't have the blue print to do so.



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    Man-Crush


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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Last paragraph provides a golden perspective as to who CPR is about.

    Great answer,

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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    (I) can read between the lines and tell the difference between a coach who is hoping to win and a coach who expects to win. Chiz hoped to win here. D-Mac hoped to win. But, even as much as they might have wanted to, they maybe didn't have the blue print to do so.
    DMac won quite a bit here... you really can't say anything bad about his time at ISU. He was a winner, and still is.


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    Re: Q&A with Rhoads

    The difference between PR and other coaches at ISU is he understands what it takes to win AND he appears to understand how to get there. GC knew with outstanding athletes from the south you can win, but that wasn't something that was going to work at ISU. PR understands he has to get players that are the right fit, instill confidence in them about his coaching philosophy, and game plan in a way that fits the talent he has available (in a nut shell). With that strategy he can expect to win, but he also knows he's got some work to do, which is why appears to temper expectations in the interview. This article is a great find.



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