Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rhoads to coach against Mountaineers despite being fired

Oct 24, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads against the Baylor Bears during the second half at McLane Stadium. Baylor won 45-27. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Rhoads ( Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

As first reported by FootballScoop.com Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads was fired yesterday after the Cyclones blew a 35-14 lead against Kansas State.

Rhoads spent 7 seasons at Iowa State and beat the Mountaineers just once in his tenure in Ames. West Virginia lost to Iowa State at home in 2013 52-44.

The Mountaineers will again be favored at home this weekend against the 3-8 Cyclones who are on a 3 game losing streak.

The game will be at noon eastern and will be televised on FS1.

UPDATED: According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN Paul Rhoads will still coach the Cyclones this Saturday against WVU despite being fired earlier today.

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