While campaigning in Ames yesterday President Obama gave some credit to Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads for his passionate pre and post game speeches.
Obama stated "I won't pretend I can give a speech like Coach Rhoads can, but I'm going to try."
Asked about it later on, Rhoads said that he had the opportunity to watch it when he took a short break from prepping for their home opener on Saturday against Tulsa.
"I watched it. I actually watched it."
"There's some good research done there by his writers. They had him prepared. He didn't know my name before he said it and he forgot it right after he said it. Nonetheless, it's pretty cool."