Iâ€™m a huge Paul Rhoads fan â€“ so happy heâ€™s the leader of our program. However, I was a little disappointed at his press conference yesterday. This is just my opinion, but I believe Paul made two mistakes. First, I donâ€™t think Paul should have taken jabs at Notre Dame and Iowa for continuing to recruit Lazard up to the last minute. It seems a little hypocritical to say something like this when all coaches, including Paul, recruit other teamsâ€™ commits (e.g., Paul got Jake Campos to flip on his commitment to Missouri). Maybe Paul was bringing this up to point out Lazardâ€™s commitment to his word. If so, he could have made the point without jabbing Iowa and Notre Dame for doing what all teams, including Iowa State, do. Second, I donâ€™t agree with his decision to make Lazard off limits to the media next year. This only elevates Lazardâ€™s status as being â€˜specialâ€™ over the other players, and I think thatâ€™s the last thing Paul should be doing. Either make all freshmen off limits to the media as they do at Iowa, or make them all available. Donâ€™t single out your star recruit, especially when heâ€™s already demonstrated that heâ€™s a very mature and level headed young man. Just my opinion.