Pete Gales @aboojum ?active 1 week, 3 days ago
Hey Max, This offense is not a pure passing offense, not even with Davis (in fact, especially with Davis as we run more now than ever). The passing game is predicated on play action. Not to beat a dead horse, but when CJB came in the run game was done, gone, non-existent. The Dl was [...]
Great feedback Marc. Although I would not hold Beathard’s completion percentage against him. He entered games in which he HAD to throw, a lot of plays against the best teams in the conference, and often played from behind in urgent situations. Given that a) we were not a great passing offense with any QB and [...]
My sense of Rudock is that he’s not nearly the QB without his wheels as he is with them. I don’t know what his numbers show when he’s gimping around, but color me unimpressed. I bow to his smarts, but I also question just how complicated this offense is at this moment. I did not [...]
Sue, the one trend this team has reversed is they are now outscoring the competition in the second half, and clearly so. That was the one thing that was really troubling me culminating with the Wisconsin meltdown. The team now seems to have turned that around, but this next six game stretch will show if [...]
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Column: Fran plays with fire, and Hawkeyes get burned 2 months ago · View
“Instead of people talking about the Hawkeyes being for real, they’ll talk (and talk) about how McCaffery momentarily lost his marbles…” I think that is the point, partially, for Fran. He is like a lot of coaches who try to pull the spotlight off the players and on to himself. I forget the theory, it [...]
Marc, I looked at Andrew Maxwell’s numbers from last year and compared them to Rudock’s this year. Rudock’s were better, and I expected that. But, Maxwell threw the ball 100 more times. Had Rudock been asked to do that I am convinced he would have duplicate–more or less– Maxwell’s numbers. You know where I am [...]
“His quarterback, Jake Rudock, has the right stuff.” Not sure he should even be a lock to start next year. He looked terrible today. Just terrible. With this offense, we need more from that position. If our QB can only be effective when our RBs are getting 200 yards, then our ceiling is low. Just [...]
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Lackluster, yes, but Iowa finally wins a B1G opener 2 months, 1 week ago · View
Where was Gesell? That was….strange.
Pete Gales commented on the blog post Hlog Week 13 Big Ten Rank: 1. Wis., 2. Neb., 4. Iowa 3 months, 2 weeks 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 5 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 [...]
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