Sue-Don Immer @suedonimmer ?active 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Pelini’s cumulative performance yesterday, even if it doesn’t bother NU, should concern the Conference. He’s completely out of control, he appears capable of snarling any profanity out on national TV, and he is a Conference rep if allowed to coach in the bowl game. I guess, as well, he’s not planning on being a head [...]
Rode my Honda 550 all over the country when I was his age. You do not know the meaning of cold until you’ve spent six hours in rain across the Adirondacks into Maine wearing blue jeans and a leather jacket, in early June.
Guys like Ott, and Meier, and Greenway, make Iowa a fun pastime.
My helpful solutions to your Nebraska-phobia: Take the old U.S. highways: 6, 136, 34. I think Nebraska is beautiful once one leaves the death-drive that is I-80. I’ve been driving all-night to Colorado since I discovered skiing. For the all-nighters, in winter, I-80 remains a useful tool. But in fair weather, the U.S. highways show [...]
Bold words in section A (Iowa rush v. Michigan rush-d). I think this is the match-up that determines the game, unless Gardner or Rudock melts down. I am less confident that Iowa can run the ball against a top-10 rush D, and that Iowa will adjust well if Michigan does indeed stuff the run. I [...]
Wow. “Driftless”, and Rhodes’ bio itself, are extraordinary. Rhodes is noted in a 1970s seminal book on fiction by John Gardner, “On Moral Fiction”. Rhodes was a 20-something at the time. Then he wrecked a motorcycle and lost 30 years. Every midwesterner should read Driftless. It will be interesting to see the RB depth chart [...]
Yeah, Pete, I suppose Beathard is running stadium stairs this week.
Hayden would be doing the hokey-pokey over that ad lib. But Hayden was a Marine and he wanted the other side to wonder what would happen next.
I am a huge believer in MSU and remain astonished at the lack of respect the rest of the country has for an elite defense and an above-average offense. It’s as though Dantonio has no resume, and no one has watched them since the Notre Dame game. I would rank them now somewhere in the [...]
ISU @ #4: about the only stat I check over there is their attendance, which amazingly is holding up. They had 55000 again, and there are only 900 tickets available for KU. Rhoads is a fortunate man given his fans’ loyalty. At some point, though, he’s got to do more than make emotionally-appealing rants after [...]
Quoting the eminent philosopher Denny Green, no one would say about Iowa’s offense this year “We are what we thought they were.” Because we’re this, and that, and then this again. 1H against OSU, 2Q against MSU, entire game against Minnesota, first 53 minutes against Wisconsin, and then this more complete production against Purdue. This [...]
Well, first things first. I would put Rock Springs in my top three short story collections since 1970 (Carver, Salter, Ford). If you haven’t read A Piece of My Heart yet (his first novel), and most people haven’t, it might be a useful addition to your travel kit, as well. It surprises me how few [...]
Anyway, I thought that this game had disaster potential because I worried that the players had begun to question their coaches after the MSU second half and another ST debacle. (Obviously, I was wrong and Ferentz again has molded a deeply loyal unit.) My friend Pete Gales thought otherwise, and he was prescient. He predicted [...]
Tough game. I watched Pryor break contain on Clayborn on 4th and 12, or whatever it was, a few years ago. There is a sameness to some of these losses. I’m trying to remember when I saw a team that has 43 plays in one half get 18 in the second. The numbers this year, [...]
Sue-Don Immer commented on the blog post Hlastradamus: The hot prophet rides Hawkeyes again 2 months ago · View
NW has played one (1) good half of football this year. It was an immortal half — but that’s all they’ve played. They’re losing on Saturday.
Joe, compare Iowa to Texas, Alabama, USC, LSU, OSU, Michigan, Penn State, Oklahoma, UCLA, etc. We’re a Triple A franchise playing in the majors. I’m not comparing Iowa to Indiana or KU. They’ve already been eclipsed such that they are consigned to competitive irrelevance, indefinitely, in the high-cost, high-talent contest that is D-I football. Considering [...]
Rudock has more offensive rushing touchdowns against the FBS (4) than MSU *as a team* has against the FBS (3). Dantonio stated in a video this week that his objective is always to hit the opposing QB 20 times or more per game. This plus their blitzing either destabilizes Rudock or ruins MSU’s chances with [...]
It’s really the only reality that makes college football more than reality TV: while three components comprise a successful team — players (talent), money, and coaching — it turns out that two of the three are not good enough. The question remains: when does money overwhelm the influence of coaching acumen. It will happen eventually, [...]
Sue-Don Immer commented on the blog post Your Michigan State two deeps: Morris named B1G POW 2 months ago · View
I would never say that Rudock is a Manziel or RGIII. I would say, and didn’t say it clearly yesterday, that the stat is extremely significant if you’re game-planning Iowa. I think we both saw Minnesota’s DEs get pinned 20 times and Rudock used that. I think MSU will not concede the edge to Rudock [...]
That’s my concern, Brad. I would hate to see this game turn on another Iowa ST breakdown. Right now, my call would be that the team that plays better special teams wins. I don’t think we roll out anything new and different on offense, and MSU will be all over what we’ve shown so far. [...]
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