Kirk Ferentz seemed to be a in good mood today, and that was even after he announced the news on RB Mika'il McCall.
Hmm, why, why would he be in a good mood, especially with one of the top three toughest games on the schedule coming up on the road?
Oh yeah, last one of these this season.
The McCall announcement (I'm not going to speculate, you know what I know; sometimes, stuff really does come from left field). Good notes on Keenan fighting through injury. Ferentz consulted three different coaches on the short week philosophy. (No, didn't say who.)
Some good stuff on the '81 Iowa victory over Nebraska. Hayden Fry had a formation called "Big Red," apparently. Thanksgiving week talk. Rivalry talk.
Stuff on Pelini. I followed up on McCall. Here's a great James Vandenberg "Opie" quote. Stuff on QBs who can make plays when they know it's going to hurt. Then finishes with UNL and its recruitment of Vandenberg.
Struggles on the road. Rivalry game stuff. Then, Ferentz compares RB Marcus Coker to a Buckingham Palace guard. Thought that was pretty damn funny. The finish was good stuff on Tobin/Scherff.
On Gerry DiNardo and comments he made about Nebraska being the best team in the conference after the Michigan State victory. Then, something on Lavonte David. Then, some pretty good stuff on Marvin and how he's one of those players who goes and gets it.
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