Is DeForest A Candidate?

Will Iowa State's AD Jamie Pollard be looking at another top Big 12 assistant again?

Cyclone Sports Report has learned Oklahoma State Associate Head Coach Joe DeForest has been contacted about the Iowa State head coaching vacancy by Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard.

When CSR contacted Coach DeForest he did not confirm or deny that this had happened but provided us with the following statement. "I am not able to comment on that at this time," he said. "Obviously it would be an honor to be considered for such a great job in the best conference in college football. It would be a great opportunity."

Coach DeForest has served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State since 2001. Along with being the Associate Head Coach, he also coaches safeties and the special teams unit.

Last year, he was a candidate for the Washington State head coaching vacancy and reportedly was also in the running for the New Mexico job that was just filled recently by University of Illinois Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley.


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