Pete Gales @aboojum ?active 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Hlog Week 13 Big Ten Rank: 1. Wis., 2. Neb., 4. Iowa 2 weeks, 2 days ago · View
The quasi-hyperbole that surrounds Minnesota is funny, really. Iowa dominated the Gophers in the trenches, completely. They were the softest B1G team we played all year. Then the Gophers played a string of softish opponents, and to their credit won. Then on Saturday they get 180 something yards and do not score a single point [...]
In massive blowout games — of which the B1G has mostly played — deep bench backups often get lots of exposure. These backups often chuck the ball from all over the place once they get in so as to be able to say they have made a basket or two before the rigorous part of [...]
If Kirk is sincerely embarrassed by CJB’s bootleg TD then he needs to seriously consider another profession. I would ask him to look at the tenure of coaches in the Big Ten. This is not the First Wives Club. If he’s more focused on not offending the delicate sensibilities of a first year coach after [...]
I have not been to any Iowa games in recent years. But, I was told by a friend that the fan experience at The Bank in Minneapolis was outstanding. They serve adult beverages, and the program caters to the fans. Iowa has been pretty lucky over the years in terms of fan interest and it [...]
I paid close attention to every punt in the Jets/Atlanta game last night. I was curious how the pros do this. Here is what I noticed about the way the Jets manage punt returns. First off, they rush the punter. Seriously rush that dude. Guess what the effect of this is? Atlanta has to stay [...]
Marc, Do you think he fires White in mid-season? Just curious if you see that coming? Given that Iowa has two losses that fall to a certain extent on fake punts it seems a legit question. One clearly cost Iowa a W and the other ensured even a fluke could not get one, at worst [...]
I have a very hard time seeing this MSU offense scoring on Iowa. The numbers are very clear, and just looking at the Notre Dame game and the ND defense, and what they did to MSU really makes it hard to me to see us surrendering more than 7 points to this MSU offense. Notre [...]
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Hlas Podcast: Graham Couch of Lansing State Journal 2 months, 1 week ago · View
There still appears to be a lack of understanding of the Iowa offense. I like that.
Well, hate and $4.25 will get you a Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Sugar-Free Syrup at most suburban Minneapolis Starbucks. Looks like another early hockey season in the ground squirrel state.
I think you’re right about Ruddock. But, if Iowa goes up to Minnesota and stinks up the joint on offense (we still haven’t scored in the 30s from offensive production against a terribly weak schedule), and then comes home and MSU with that defense just shuts Iowa down for 2 or 3 quarters, you STILL [...]
I think it is now obvious that Nebraska is involved in a cover-up of sorts. They played as if they were shocked by this “leak” and then they say they knew about it all along. At minimum, it’s unseemly for Perlman to contribute to such a misperception. But, the bigger issue is the enabling of [...]
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Final: When the O-line wins the race — Iowa 27, ISU 21 2 months, 4 weeks ago · View
Iowa has potential. But, and this is totally coaching, they are incredibly undisciplined. This goes back now three years. I don’t get that because at one time Iowa owned special teams, turnovers, and penalties. Now they only own penalties. Iowa State is a terrible team. They are a JUCO team, middling one. After 5-years, Paul [...]
I’m just aghast at the manlove he gets because he has a) a couple of nice upsets and b) is folksy. I was, of course, being snarky. He is going to win two or three games this year and he will, as he has in every other year, lose to a team that scores over [...]
Nice to see that Rhoads has charmed you too. A quick glance at coaching salaries tells me that other than David Cutcliffe, who coaches at traditional football power Duke, Paul Rhoads is the only other coach in America making $2 million or more per year who has a career losing record. And, by the way, [...]
I was a bit surprised that you guys felt that Greg Davis was the “jenga” for Ferentz. The last three years our special teams have cost us, directly, comically even, wins (fake punts that lead to wins, onsides kicks and on and on). Also, Davis had terrible personnel last year, has reasonable personnel this year [...]
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Your Northern Illinois two deeps: Rudock wins QB 1 3 months, 2 weeks ago · View
So you are saying it is okay for Rudock to buy green bananas? Not so sure.
I’m confused. Other recaps I have read said Rudock looks very meh and specifically said he looks uncomfortable in the pocket. Holds the ball too long ala Vandenberg. I’m tired of game managers who keep us in the game until it it time to win it, and then, because they are merely game managers, cannot. [...]
Iowa’s best player and Iowa’s most important player are two different questions. Iowa can win without Marble, they proved that last year. They can win without White, although he is more important than Marble in my opinion. But, the most important guy is Woodbury. Without him, none of this fuzzy feeling is anywhere near the [...]
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