ISU defensive lineman Rodney Coe was dismissed from the team earlier this month for what was explained as a violation of team rules. The 6-foot-3, 301-pound lineman, who started the last four games for the Cyclones, finished the season with 37 tackles and recorded 4.5 tackles for loss in his final five games.
The senior-to-be was sitting out of spring practices, recovering from a shoulder injury. Coach Paul Rhoads told reporters March 24 that Coe was dismissed for violations of several team rules and policies.
“It’s simple. There are expectations and policies within this program that are going to be followed by one and all,” Rhoads said. “He just slipped up one too many times with those expectations and policies, and that was the result.”
Rhoads says that Coe knew that he was in violation of the policies prior to dismissal from the team.
Coe plans on finishing out the academic year before transferring to another school to continue his football career.