Five days after Iowa State football head coach Paul Rhoads appeared on The Dan Patrick Show for reaction after the Cyclones’ loss against the Texas Longhorns, he appeared again on Jay Mohr Sports.
First off, in full disclosure I know who Mohr is but haven’t listened to his own show before this. He’s not my type of listen by any means, but I respect what he said at the end of his interview with Rhoads.
Here’s the full interview that lasts a little over 10 minutes. Highlights are below:
- Mohr clearly doesn’t understand college football scheduling, but Rhoads had a gem on how next year’s schedule starts off: “It starts off with the number one team in the FCS rankings right now, so how about that for a kick in the ass?”
- Rhoads on his sleeping days now as a head coach at Iowa State: “I used to be able to sleep through most things…but those times have faded away. I don’t sleep much anymore.”
- Mohr’s favorite coach in college football is Rhoads and he will let his son sign there in 15 years. Take that as you will.
- Rhoads on the team he really grew up with in Iowa: “I grew up 20 miles from [Ames], my dad was a high school coach. Drake University was 10 minutes down the road. My dad had some kids that played there. We got tickets from there.”
- During the conversation about Jadeveon Clowney sitting out: “A word we use often in our program is trust. Another word is accountability…If you get a player that can’t answer the bell, trust goes along with that.”
- Rhoads on recruiting: “The biggest challenge is getting them here. I have the challenge of convincing 17-18 year-olds from across America to take a trip to a program that hasn’t been tradition-rich.”