Report: Iowa State has hired OL coach

According to Ames Tribune sports editor Bobby La Guess, Iowa State has hired a new offensive line coach. La Guess, along with, is reporting that Brandon Blaney is that man. 

Blaney was a part of Mark Mangino’s coaching staff, serving as recruiting coordinator and tight end’s coach, from 2002-2009. Blaney has worked with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars for the last three seasons as a defensive quality control assistant. 

For more tidbits on possible movements on Iowa State’s football coaching staff, CLICK HERE and join the conversation on our forum. 

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.