Report: Football Scoop notes in-house OC promotion is likely

According to the coaching rumors website, it is likely that Paul Rhoads will promote either wide receivers coach Todd Sturdy or offensive line coach Chris Klenakis to offensive coordinator. 

CLICK HERE to read the report. has heardKlenakis’ name pop up quite a bit over the last few days but is not ready to "report" anything other than that. I do not believe that any sort of a decision has been made. Being that Iowa State is the middle of a heavy recruiting week, I would be surprised if any sort of decision is make or announced this week. 

As of now, Iowa State officially has two spots on its coaching staff to replace, those being offensive coordinator and running backs coach. However, we have strong reason to believe that one other spot on the offensive coaching staff could be open as well. Iowa State has not made that official though. 

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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.