The Iowa State Cyclones must wait to find out where they will be headed for a bowl game. The Cyclones finished the regular season 6-6 after a loss at Missouri and coach Paul Rhoads says this team was hungry for success. Rhoads says they had suffered through three straight losing seasons, coaching changes, and so they were hungry for structure, discipline and commitment. He says once they had those things, the players gave everything the coaches asked of them.
Rhoads says they set the expectations early to be in the position they are in right now and are just “as thankful as can be that we’ve fulfilled them to this point.”
One of the many advantages of playing in a bowl game is the added month of practice. Rhoads says that will help them get a head start on next season. Rhoads says they spent the season with one day where they could really develop the redshirts and underclassment. Now he says the can do it every day and that will allow them to make huge strides.
Rhoads says that will help them when they come back in January and it will show in the spring and fall.