Iowa State football: Paul Rhoads being taken through ESPN’s ‘car wash’


Paul Rhoads will be one of the 63 head coaches in college football that will spend an entire day on the ESPN campus.

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Right after the Big 12 football media days, the crew of head coaches will be heading to Bristol the following Wednesday and Thursday. Rhoads will join Dana Holgorsen, Bill Snyder, Bob Stoops, and Charlie Strong touring the ESPN studios throughout the day.

Thursday will features Art Briles, Kliff Kingsbury, Gary Patterson, and Charlie Weis. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy will be the only Big 12 coach not heading to ESPN.

It’s not exactly determined where Rhoads will end up, but he could be on a number of these shows according to the ESPN press release.

"Outlets include College Football Live, SportsCenter, First Take, SportsNation, Highly Questionable, Numbers Never Lie and E:60 on television; ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, SVP & Russillo, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Sedano & Stink, The Freddie Coleman Show, The Dan LeBartard Show and College GameDay Radio; and interviews for multiple SEC Network programs, including SEC Film Room and The Paul Finebaum Show."

Obviously, I wouldn’t expect Rhoads to appear on any SEC-themed programming, but you could definitely hear him on some podcasts as well, such as the ESPN College Football Podcast with Ivan Maisel.

Again, 63 total head coaches from the SEC, Big 12, Pac-12, ACC, and Big Ten will all be visiting the ESPN campus between July 21st and July 31st.

I’m a little surprised that the Pac-12 didn’t get spread out over more than just one day (all 12 coaches expected to appear that Friday) and it looks like Gundy is the only head coach out of the power five conference that won’t be attending. He will instead be attending his son’s baseball tournament.