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      Iowa State rallies to support coach Paul Rhoads


      Paul Rhoads put Iowa State in the national spotlight for the first time in years with a fiery postgame tirade following last week's 31-30 loss to Texas.


      The rant helped illustrate why Rhoads might be the most popular 1-3 coach in the country heading into Saturday's game at No. 20 Texas Tech (5-0, 1-0 Big 12).


      Iowa State's fans, administration and players remain committed to Rhoads.


      His enthusiasm for the Cyclones hasn't worn off either - even with their hopes for a winning season in 2013 in peril.


      The fan base has spoken with crowds of at least 50,000 at Jack Trice Stadium for a school-record 16 games in a row.


      Athletic director Jamie Pollard fully committed to Rhoads before the 2012 season with a contract extension through 2021.

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