Don’t be so sure you know the answer to this. If I’d asked this question the week after Iowa’s win over Michigan State lifted the Hawkeyes to 4-2, you’d have scorned me for listing 4-8 and 5-7 as possibilities.
That said, on with the poll:
Sadly, 5-7 is likely the best we can do.
Now Paul it isn’t sad everything is fine with Iowa football. As I have seen in many posts your not a true Hawk fan if you say different. From what I see on the field and nobody wants to admit it there is a problem so there must not be!
While expectations overall were lower entering this season, NO ONE should consider several of these losses acceptable – but if they stadium stays full for the rest of this season and next then mediocrity will become the rule rather than the exception. There are ALWAYS folks ready with “reasons” why it’s OK for Iowa to be a 6-8 win team and just be “blessed” to win 10. Too bad they don’t have more faith in their program.
Not a great year so far, but Indiana is not Northwestern and the home crowd can “will” the team to a win (did it last year against Michigan) and who knows, split the final two games. 7-5 is possible, but going to be tough. The real question is if we lose to Indiana, how long does Vandenberg start before we start playing for next year. Hope we don’t have to find out.
Yeah, Jim, I must have forgotten to drink the Koolaid yesterday.
When considering renovations to Kinnick Stadium, upgraded practice facilities, and premium coaching staff contracts a (realistic this year) 5-7 does not match the resources expended. Not so much the single season record, but the trend has certainly been down hill. High school kids watch TV and recent poor performances makes recruiting far more difficult, which cultivates the downward spiral, which aggravates future performance… and on. It could be a 10-2 team next year, but I very much doubt it and fervently hope I’m wrong.