After seven years at the helm, Iowa State has informed head football coach Paul Rhoads that he will be fired, effective at the end of this season.
Iowa State blew a 35-14 halftime lead against Kansas State on Saturday, but that was far from the only issue for the Cyclones under Rhoads.
Rhoads finishes his tenure with a 32-54 record, pending the result of his final game against West Virginia. It’s been even worse lately. In the past three years, the Cyclones are just 7-26 and 4-23 in the Big 12. Iowa State is 3-8 this season.
Prior to the 2012 season, he signed a 10-year, $20 million contract, but he will be due about $4.5 million in a buyout.
He replaced Gene Chizik in 2009 after spending time as an assistant at Iowa State and defensive coordinator at Pitt and Auburn.