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CFTV: Mike Rose on starting as a true freshman and more

Nov 24, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Mike Rose (23) is mobbed by teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Wildcats 42 to 38. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Rose spoke to the media for the first time on Friday afternoon at the Jacobson Building following the 2018 season. At Iowa State, true freshmen are not allowed to be interviewed, so he was hit with all sorts of questions.

Rose touched on his 2018 year, being recruited with Iowa State as his only Power 5 offer, rooming with Brock Purdy and some of his goals for the 2019 season – which included winning the Big 12 championship.