Out-DB Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator Bobby Elliot
• The Most Recent Hire away from Rhoad’s staff has actually been a coach at Iowa State during three different two year stints as a secondary coach and most recently as a recruiting coordinator. Even with his short time here, Elliot had one the most polished resumes as an assistant coach with Iowa, Iowa State, and Kansas State, San Diego State, as well as Ball State. At both Iowa and Kansas State He also served as a Defensive Coodinator and was part of the staff that led KSU to there only BCS game in history. Elliot has developed Numerous All-Americans, Award Winners, and all conference selection-Most notable of those Might be Terrence Newman-Thorpe Award Winner now terrorizing Recievers with the cowboys. In his time at ISU in the early 2000s he coached all Big 12 selections Jamarcus Powers and Dustin Avey as well as leading the unit that intercepted 18 passes in 2001 and was 4th(!!!) Nationally in Pass Defense. Most Recently He has brought us Great and Exciting players like All Big 12 selections Leonard Johnson and Terran Benton, and will no doubt be best remembered for the unit’s performance in the upset of then. No 2 Oklahoma State. In one year he bought a pass defense that ranked 84th in the country all the way to 46th. Elliot was also a great recruiter during his short time here bringing us huge numbers from the hotbeds of Elite Talent in Texas. Replacing Coach Elliot will be very difficult in everyway but he cannot be blamed for heading to a prestigious school like Notre Dame. But in reality he will be very missed and we wish him luck, even if he is a Hawkeye.
• Now the hard part-Naming a Replacement. We know that West Texas A&M Assistant Secondary Coach Mike Conrad has left to become a Grad Assistant at ISU, but there’s no way he will be promoted to Elliot’s postion, But with Coach Rhoads being a DB guy himself you know he will have the position looked after well. A couple of Prospect that have been bumped up are those of Marcus Robertson-Former Cyclone and Secondary coach at the Tennessee Titans, as well as one of my favorite Cyclones of all time Ellis Hobbs, in fact Cyclone after being asked about the rumors about this position on per Twitter Hobbs Responded by saying "They say don’t believe everything you hear, but this you might want to at least give a listen" The Biggest point going against this is Rhoads has already said at a presser that the new DB coach will more then likely be the new recruiting coordinator as well, and Hobbs with already little coaching experience could have a problem with this.