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IOWA CITY — Don’t look for the switch to be flipped for Friday night lights in Kinnick Stadium anytime soon. Thursday, Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Friday night kickoffs were barely discussed during Big Ten administrators meetings last week. “No serious conversations about playing Friday nights,” he said. “I haven’t had any conversations around our [...]
I’m sure economic impact will be or maybe already has been checked out. I think there would be definite impact. Also, recruiting. Also, a Friday night game at Kinnick would drown out prep football in the CR/IC area. It would force a lot of people to make a choice. I’m not sure that’s what you [...]
Excellent post, James, on all counts. I’ve been thinking a sports bubble has been in the mail for years. I keep waiting for contraction in MLB, NBA or NHL. But, no, it hasn’t happened. At least not yet. I’m sure it’s coming, right? Maybe the first dominoes fall in college. I’ve talked before about the [...]
Yes! Well said, Pete. CJB faced some uninhabitable situations where he was trying to “throw” Iowa back into a game (UW, LSU). Vs. Nebraska, that was a grind game and he was the maintenance man. How injured was Rudock for LSU? I think he was healthy going in and deteriorated with LSU’s rush, which was [...]
I shouldn’t give heavy reference to CJB’s passing numbers. He did only have nine completions, but let’s look at the situations he was thrust into: Wisconsin was basically a 7-on-7 by the time he got in (third quarter). Badgers had a big lead. Iowa had to pass and Wisconsin knew it. I didn’t like that [...]
Before we jump into the Four Downs with the running backs, let’s run some numbers for Iowa’s three main backs in 2013. One note: Iowa State, Minnesota, Purdue and the Outback Bowl didn’t record in box scores which direction runs went. I went back and looked up the ISU game. Didn’t do the others, so [...]
I’ve not heard anything about the Big Ten considering Friday night football. And then yesterday, the Big Ten Network writers brought it up. So, probably time to pay attention to the possibility of Friday night kickoffs in the Big Ten. The BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina tweeted yesterday afternoon about the possibilities. They could [...]
You covered the ground I did in a lot fewer words, Tom. Agree. Rudock is capable, but needs to fill in some potholes. I hope people don’t get me wrong and perhaps I should’ve accentuated this point a bit more, but I think it would be a mistake to not explore the possibilities with Beathard. [...]
I like this post. Let’s dig in. — I think Iowa’s offense is slowly drifting toward the Patriots’ “one word and go” method. I love the way it played with tempo this year, using it as an advantage. Of course, when they fell behind, it didn’t matter as much. I think there’s much more going [...]
He has a chance to be the No. 3, you’re right.
I think the QB depth chart is incredibly healthy. I’m not surprised Beneventi is still camping at other places and checking them out. Still a commit, but doing a bit of the dance.
I think you’re right all around. I hate playing the “guess the transfer” game, but the numbers dictate that it’s possible. That’s a lot of arm for a team that hasn’t done a two-QB thing really since 2001. There has to be a healthy competition. Rudock will be tough enough mentally to accept that, I’m [...]
And four starters and top reserves on the D-line. Lowdermilk. Top three RBs will be tough to break into. Receiver could potentially shake up.
But yes, you’re right about Scherff and King.
QUICK LOOK BACK : Year 2 of offensive coordinator Greg Davis’ offense was much more palatable. First, quarterback Jake Rudock threw 18 TD passes. In ’12, the Hawkeyes had seven. Yards per attempt — the stat that basically tells you if it’s worth it for your team to throw the ball — was up dramatically in 2013. [...]
Please, let’s be civil.
Here’s a post from Scott on Iowa’s budget. Let’s educate ourselves (me included): http://thegazette.com/2014/01/29/iowa-athletics-earns-record-amount-in-2013/
Yes, it’s just ISU as far as BCS goes.
Why doesn’t it work?
I probably shouldn’t ask, but I want to hear why you think it doesn’t work. FWIW, I’m not totally convinced it works, either. I’m just more resigned to it.
Let me ask you this and be honest: Do you really want to see Iowa play at Alabama? Do you think that’d be good for Iowa? Would a 45-14 loss help bring Iowa a few recruits from the southeast. You’re right about the lack of championships. It’s glaring and needs fixing. Iowa isn’t a “results” [...]
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