Tom Manning, former member of Matt Campbell's staff at Toledo for the past four seasons, was announced as Iowa State football's new offensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Bobby La Gesse at The Ames Tribune was the first to report the news.
Manning was officially brought onto the Iowa State staff back on December 1, when it was announced that he'd be the offensive line coach for the Cyclones. Though he's never had any experience as an offensive coordinator, Coach Campbell holds his former Mount Union teammate in high esteem.
From the cyclones.com press release on Manning:
"Manning has played a major role in building Toledo's potent offense from 2012-15, helping shape Rocket offensive lines that have been among the best in the Mid-American Conference."
"The Rockets tallied three nine-win season and qualified for a trio of bowl appearances in his four seasons at UT."
With Campbell's desire to run the ball, it's not surprising to see him trust his offensive line coach to be the new offensive play caller at ISU. His offensive lines have also experienced success protecting the quarterback, as proven by his 2013 O-line only allowing six sacks on the year. That mark was the best in the nation.
WRNL will keep you updated as more details unfold. Also, stay tuned, as a defensive coordinator announcement could be coming soon.