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WILLIAMS: An apology to Paul Rhoads

Dear Coach Rhoads, You know that I always liked you. On the Monday after it was announced that Iowa State was moving in another direction, I went on my radio show and talked proudly about how I was still and would always be a “Paul Rhoads guy.” During my time covering...
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MONDAY MUSINGS: A football recruiting mindset

The livelihood of every college program, football or basketball, is based off of what happens on the recruiting trail.At Iowa State, we saw this first-hand during the Hoiberg era. Fred Hoiberg not only recruited gifted players to Ames (albeit in a non-conventio...
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It could have been worse

AMES — Believe it or not, there is actually some decent news to report from Iowa State’s (1-3) 49-28 loss to Baylor (4-0) on Saturday night.The Cyclones won’t play a better offense (and maybe team) the rest of the season. The carnage that you all just wi...
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Blum: Adjustment Bureau Returns

Note: Parts of the following are fictional.....we think.Lost in the chaos following Iowa State's shocking win over Oklahoma State in 2011 were a group of men in hats roaming the Jack Trice concourse. After Jeff Woody plunged into the end-zone on that November evening, the...
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PODCAST: A first look at Iowa State/Baylor

It is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Baylor week. I am a huge fan of Art Briles' and don't mind talking about it. In today's Cyclone Fanatic Podcast that is presented by the Iowa Clinic's Men's Center, the Des Moines Register's Tommy Birch joins me to ta...