“Mark and I couldn't get on the same page on a few important items,” Rhoads said. “We tried to talk that through again this morning in an effort to get us moving in a different direction. In the end, Mark was not interested in that. I wish that wasn't the case, but I respect and understand his conviction.”
Passing game coordinator Todd Sturdy will take over for Mangino.
The Cyclones are 2–5 so far this season, averaging 26.9 points per game. In Mangino’s first season last year, the team finished 2–10.
Iowa State is set to play Texas at home on Saturday.