BREAKING: Tom Manning accepts job with Indianapolis Colts

Iowa State is now in need of an offensive coordinator.

According to Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, Tom Manning has accepted the job of tight ends coach for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Campbell told Cyclone Fanatic the news over the phone on Saturday morning.

Manning has been Iowa State’s offensive coordinator during both years of the Campbell era in Ames.

Iowa State’s spring season will begin on March 19.

Check out Cyclone Fanatic later on today for more on this developing story.

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.