Chizik leaves Longhorns staff to coach Iowa State

Updated: November 27, 2006, 10:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State put forth its best recruiting pitch to Gene Chizik, and succeeded in hiring one of the nation's hottest young assistants as its next coach.

Chizik, who had served as the assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Texas for the past two seasons, was introduced Monday night as Iowa State's football coach.

He wasted little time vowing to revive a program that finished 4-8 in 2006 and 1-7 in the Big 12.

"I think the level of commitment is ...

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