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Iowa State dismissed senior DL David Irving.

"It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of this football program and represent Iowa State football, Iowa State athletics and Iowa State University," head coach Paul Rhoades said. "David Irving has exhausted that privilege to represent this football program by not meeting the expectations that we’ve laid out for him." Irving was charged with fifth-degree theft, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief in connection with a student "riot" Tuesday. Photos showed him carrying a stop sign through the crowd.
Apr 13 - 6:09 PM

Iowa State ILB Jeremiah George "looked impressive from start to finish" at last week's pro day, writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

George needed to impress -- and did -- after struggling through a lackluster combine with a hamstring issue. He posted a forty time between 4.6-to-4.66, depending on the watch, greatly improving on his 4.83 number in Indy. George added 30 reps on the bench, 38.5 inches in the vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-9. Taking instruction from the LB coaches of the Jets and Lions, George was impressive enough in testing and position drills that Pauline wrote, "There was a buzz afterwards on George."
Mar 30 - 8:56 PM

Mark Mangino was named offensive coordinator at Iowa State.

Mangino went 50-48 over eight seasons as head coach of Kansas. He was named national coach of the year in 2007, when he led the Jayhawks to an Orange Bowl victory. Mangino spent this past season as the assistant head coach at Youngstown State. "I am beyond thrilled to welcome Coach Mangino to the Cyclone football family," Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said. "He has an imaginative offensive mind, an ability to play to his players' strengths, a track record of winning and a tremendous familiarity with the Big 12 Conference. In terms of calling plays and executing a game plan, he is top shelf."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 8:51 PM

Iowa State P Kirby Van Der Kamp will attend the Senior Bowl.

"It will be a great experience and it's just nice to know people have been watching me in my overall career and see something in me," Van Der Kamp said. The punter is averaging 42.6 yards on his 281 career punts.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Iowa State junior DL David Irving was arrested on Wednesday on domestic assault charges.

"The victim claimed to be assaulted by the defendant, who also cut a portion of the victim’s hair, in an argument," according to the complaint. The victim showed bruising and a cut on the side of a leg. Irving has 3.5 tackles for loss on the season.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Iowa State redshirt freshman LB Luke Knott will miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury.

The linebacker will undergo surgery to repair the injury. Knott is the younger brother of former longtime Iowa State starter Jake. Luke suffered the injury a few weeks ago and has missed the last two games because of it.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads announced on Tuesday that redshirt sophomore QB Sam Richardson will remain the team's starter.

Some Cyclones fans have seen enough of Richardson and would prefer that Rhoads go with freshman Grant Rohach -- who made his college debut in Saturday's blowout loss at Baylor -- but that isn't going to happen. "The No. 1 reason is just the knowledge that he has overall, of pre-snap and post-snap," Rhoads said. "Sam's knowledge is just far ahead, quite simply, of where Grant's knowledge is. That's just time and experience." The 1-5 Cyclones host No. 19 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 08:03:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore QB Sam Richardson will begin the season as starter.

Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads defied current college football standard operating procedure when he waived his right to withhold the starter's identity until a few minutes before the opener's kickoff. In fact, Rhoads decided on Richardson over redshirt freshman Grant Rohach (the No. 28 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2012, according to Rivals) prior to the start of fall camp. "[Rohach has done] some things well and has the confidence of our players as we move along," Rhoads said at the ISU media day. "If something happened to Sam -- his helmet came off and he had to miss a snap -- and Grant went in there, there wouldn't be any reservation or hesitation by our kids to keep moving along with our offense."
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Former South Florida WR D'Vario Montgomery has transferred to Iowa State.

A four-star recruit out of Winter Park, Fla., Montgomery caught six balls for 65 yards in 11 games as a true freshman last season. Montgomery, a jumbo outside matchup nightmare at 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, will sit out this season and have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning next year. "We are thrilled to have D'Vario join the Iowa State football team," Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads said in a statement. "He is a big-play receiver who will fit in tremendously with our needs at that position. He has the chance for a very successful career at Iowa State with his skill-set and size."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Iowa State senior RB Shontrelle Johnson has been cleared to participate in all team activities.

Johnson missed the schools bowl game due to a knee injury but word is he will be a full participant when fall camp opens on August 5. Johnson and James White combined for 1,009 rushing yards and four touchdowns last season. We would like to see Jeff Woody get more carries.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 11:05:00 AM

An anonymous coach who previously faced Iowa State wonders why redshirt senior RB Jeff Woody doesn't get more touches.

"He didn't play for them much," the coach told CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler. "We thought he was a load. Not sure why he didn't play more. I'm not sure if he's in the doghouse or injured. Not really sure there. Good running back, though." Woody only ran the ball 40 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns in 2012, but that number might grow in 2013.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Panthers selected Iowa State LB A.J. Klein with the No. 148 overall pick.

Klein (6-foot-1 1/4, 250) saw action at both strong- and weak-side linebacker as a three-year starter for the Cyclones. He tallied 20 career tackles for loss and tied an NCAA linebacker record with four pick-sixes. Klein ran 4.66 at the Combine and did 20 reps on the bench. Primarily a SAM 'backer with plus athleticism and thumping ability, Klein could be a poor man's Chad Greenway. He'll initially focus on special teams unless something goes wrong with Jon Beason's health, which has been known to happen.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Iowa State LB A.J. Klein suffered a "serious knee injury" while working out at the NFL Combine, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Klein stumbled in a coverage drill during workouts, but many initially thought it was only twisted ankle or another minor injury. His running mate, Jake Knott, missed a large portion of the season due to his own injury. Klein ran a 4.66 forty before going down.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Iowa State will face Tulsa in the Liberty bowl on December 31.

Neither team deploys a lot of NFL caliber talent. For Iowa State, A.J. Klein took over at weakside linebacker after fellow senior Jake Knott was sidelined with a shoulder injury. For Tulsa, sophomore receiver Keyarris Garrett is their best offensive option.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Iowa State senior A.J. Klein is still adjusting to his switch from SLB to WLB, a change that took place two weeks ago.

Klein explained that he is asked to run less, specifically in pass coverage. The position switch took place due to a season ending injury to fellow senior linebacker Jake Knott. The Cyclones defense is designed to allow the weakside linebacker to make plays.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 12:24:00 PM


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