Iowa State’s thin defensive line is even thinner after Cyclone coach Paul Rhoads kicked David Irving off the team. Irving was dismissed after being charged for his part in a campus riot last week that led to the canceling of Veisha.
Rhoads made the announcement after Saturday’s intrasquad game. “It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of this football program and represent Iowa State football, Iowa State Athletics and Iowa State University,” Rhoads says. “David Irving has exhausted that privilege to represent this football program by not meeting the expectations that we’ve laid out for him.”
The Cyclones still have two practices this week to close out spring drills and Rhoads is not ready to name a starting quarterback for next season. Grant Rohach, Sam Richardson and Joel Lanning all rotated on Saturday. He says with three quarterbacks, it’s hard to find a separation between them with the among of snaps they have. Rhoads says they will decide by fall so the top guy gets most of the snaps with the first team.