KLTV, the ABC affiliate in Eastern Texas is reporting that University of Texas defensive coordinator Gene Chizik will become the head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones. The report is attributed to comments made to the Des Moines Register by Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard. Chizik reportedly landed in Ames this morning and will be announced as the new head man at a press conference this evening. Chizik is a Florida graduate that has worked as an assistant at Auburn, Central Florida, and Middle Tennessee State prior to joining the Longhorns, who won the national championship in his first season in charge of the defense. Chizik, 43, had never been a head coach before landing the Iowa State job.