Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wanna trade?

Exactly a week after Auburn officially hired former Iowa State coach Gene Chizik as its new head coach, ISU hired AU defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads as its head coach.
Rhoads spent last year as Auburn's defensive coordinator. Previously, Rhoads was Pittsburgh's coordinator for eight years.
This hire is, in a word: exceptional.
Rhoads is smart, personable and knows a ton about football. He's also an Iowa native. ISU really made a strong hire here.
The real question is which school got the better end of this deal?

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