The following link to a video on new Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads is unrelated to the photo above, taken this year when he was Auburn’s defensive coordinator.
I came across an interesting passage from ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach, from Dec. 14. It was his response to Auburn hiring former Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik.
Schlabach wrote: Defense wasn’t Auburn’s deficiency this season. The Tigers finished 27th in the country in total defense and 15th in scoring defense. Jacobs might have been better off promoting defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads, who earned the reputation of a defensive guru long before he arrived at Auburn.