[Bumped. This is basically Chizik II: The Rechiziking. Thank you Pollard.--OPS]
From Ankeny, was a linebacker coach at ISU, then defensive coordinator at Pitt for 8 years, then defensive coordinator at Auburn last year. Its an ok hire I guess. If Chizik was the coach to get ISU "to the next level" Rhoades is the coach to get ISU back to McCarney level. Former Auburn defensive coordinators have always worked out in the past for ISU.
Pollard loves to pull out the surprise. I expect him to come out from behind a curtain and do jazz hands when he announces Rhoades, like Gob.
How could no one in the media see this coming? Defensive coordinator at Auburn with Iowa roots is out of a job. I have never even heard about this guy.