Posted November 27th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

WOI-TV out of Des Moines is reporting that Gene Chizik will be announced as the new head coach of the [tag]Iowa State[/tag] Cyclones at a press conference tonight in Ames.

The Iowa State Cyclones have a new Head Football Coach. ABC5 Sports Director John Walters has confirmed the Cyclones have hired University of Texas Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik. Chizik will officially introduced at a news conference tonight at 6 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. ABC5 Sports is in Ames, and will be there all day getting you the latest information. You can see the news conference live on ABC5 Television.

Surprising news on many fronts. Central Michigan’s Brian Kelly was thought to be the front runner for the job lately. I also thought Chizik would hold out for a more high profile position than ISU, but possibly thanks to his defense’s below expectations performance this year he had to lower his aspirations.

If the news turns out to be true, it’ll be interesting to see who the Longhorns pursue to replace Chizik. Would Mack Brown simply promote co-defensive coordinator Duana Akina? His secondary this season certainly didn’t play up to their ability so I’m not sure that would happen. If it is Akina and not some other big name hire, there will probably be some pretty angry Longhorn fans.

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5 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Matt

    As much as I have been upset with the defense this year, I think this will hurt us some on that side of the ball. Although, it might be nice to get a fresh look at everything.

    Would be nice to get a fresh look on the offensive side also…

  2. reply to  #2

    BMac

    can we give them Greg Davis also?

  3. reply to  #3

    Mick Prendergast

    SERIOUSLY

  4. reply to  #4

    Mick Prendergast

  5. reply to  #5

    Martin Morse

    Steeeallllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!! chizik is an awesome coach and greg davis cant possibly be any worse than ours (isu’s) o-cordinator barney cotton so if your offering?

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