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Comment 29 May 2020

I agree its unlikely Iowa promised him anything, but if he's as good as advertised, it may be difficult for Schulte to start over him. Schulte seems like an alright dude, but there were some times and games last year (Wisconsin in particular) where he was absolutely thrashed by opposing linemen.

My bet is the DT spots will be this guy and Daviyon as starters, but I'm more interested to see who who is opposite Golston at the other DE spot. Evans maybe? I see Lee in the rotation somewhere also, but not sure where.

Comment 26 May 2020

Moss is extremely athletic, arguably twice as athletic as some of the guys on your list. And I'm not sure what you were watching last year, but I don't remember Moss ever getting "torched." He was always right there.

In terms of what the players on your list have in common with Moss, it seems to me that there may be some other immutable characteristic that the players all share and that you think makes them all similar.

Comment 15 May 2020

and in his PSA announcement thanking Hy-Vee workers, Kirk looks physically great.

He does have hip problems. If you watch him run out of the tunnel/towards midfield after the game the last few years, you can see a little bit of a hitch in his giddyup. That type of thing doesn't get better with age.

Comment 07 May 2020

My sense is telling me Iowa saw/found something it didn't like (so, Answer C in your list I think). Before Bollers cut his list down to his top 4 or 5 or whatever he mentioned that Iowa had backed off recently. I don't think that happens by accident to one of the top in-state recruits.

Comment 06 May 2020

What Kelton Copeland has done since arriving in Iowa City is nothing short of remarkable. Remember the WR group before he arrived? It was.....not great. Now, the WR corp is arguably the best unit on the team, and he appears to be doing quite well on the recruiting trail. I feel the same way about Coach Foster and his RB group. Both of those guys have proved to be really good hires.

Comment 30 Apr 2020

I heard rumors of a leg injury, but I also heard he was health towards the end of last year and suited up for the last few games. In some of the post-game photos after the Holiday bowl, he looked like his head was somewhere else. If the NCAA approves the one-time transfer waiver, my gut is telling me he's gone.

Comment 13 Apr 2020

I think this is right. One thing I've noticed by following Luka's dad on twitter is all of the outside jumper work Luka is doing. I have to say, his jumper is starting to look really good. If he can push his 3 point average up a little that could boost his NBA potential.

While we are on the topic of Frank Garza, I noticed some Iowa State twitter dbag/troll dug this up: https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Investment-scheme-nets-man-30-months-in-prison-3296511.php

And see: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/High-flying-investor-goes-into-free-fall-2750719.php

Strange times.

Comment 13 Apr 2020

Several players now tell teams if they’re not going R1 they’d prefer to be not drafted (this was the rumor for Peter Jok)

Uthoff did that.

Its pretty cut and dry, I think. If you are drafted outside Round 1 you are not going to make it.

Comment 06 Apr 2020

I thought the same thing about Dale Jones. He had a pretty decent stat line after he left Iowa at North Dakota actually.

I was never a big fan of Cordell but I applaud and am grateful for his effort. I think his game was not well suited for D1 basketball and it appears that he has some off-the-court issues.

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Yea, I don't know what to think. It seems like many of the photos he has tweeted out are from late last year/last Christmas.

Comment 09 Mar 2020

I with you on this take. They don't look tired. Thin maybe, but they are fighting hard. I can see this team heating up and getting to the Sweet 16.

I'm concerned about Joe W beyond this year, though. I'm not sure he's fast enough to really be dominant at this level. He seems to get absolutely smothered defensively. But he's still rebounding decently and seems to have a good knack for the game on the defensive end. I don't know if he will be a superstar but I do think he may be a solid role player and spot-up shooter going forward.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Purdue always seems to have a few eastern european looking dude that look like they're 40+. 

And does anyone else think Matt Harms looks like Ivan Drago from Rocky? He looks evil, for sure.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Purdue has Iowa's number this year, I guess. I don't really care about the double-bye or the big ten tournament. Notching another two wins would be nice, though.

Two things about this team that I don't understand:

1) why doesn't Iowa emphasize boxing out (particularly the guards)? It seems like the opposing team shoots and everyone just stands still and stares, apparently hoping Garza or Kreiner or someone come down with the rebound. I think Fran's previous teams have done this as well, but they have been a lot longer/more athletic and could get away with it. Maybe there is an explanation for this I don't know about. Maybe Fran wants his guards able to release on fast breaks quicker, I don't know. 

2) whats with Iowa's defense immediately collapsing when opposing teams have anywhere near the low post? It seems like Iowa over-collapses when the opposing teams get the ball inside, and that's what is causing the defense holes to open up. Every time an opposing team gets the ball down low (regardless of the player), two or three Iowa defenders move collapse/double him. It seems like doing that is whats causing the guards to have to scramble back to find the perimeter shooters waiting for a pass. Sometimes Fran criticizes his defense for being slow "on rotation," but I'm not sure that's it. I think they over-rotate at the wrong times. Do they really think Luka Garza needs defense help all the time? Do they think every opposing offensive player is Wilt Chamberlain and needs to be doubled? 

PS: What the hell is up with Weiskamp? It seems like the game is moving too fast for him. He looks really slow out there.

Comment 01 Mar 2020

Looks like he's in pretty deep. He's hit the "lets wear matching PJs on Christmas morning and post it to instragram" phase of the relationship, which is big imo. He might be all in at this point. Hope she doesn't dump him when she graduates and moves to Chicago.

Comment 01 Mar 2020

I meant attractive, but yes, she's a really good player. As type this she just drilled a 3 pointer to send the game to OT at Rutgers. Her and Doyle are really fun to watch work.

Comment 01 Mar 2020

I absolutely think Iowa is one of the top 4 teams in the Big Ten, I'm just not sure how attainable the #4 seed is with what's left for everyone.

That said, I fell like the big ten tourney doesn't really matter to the NCAA seeding so long as you win a game.

Comment 31 Jan 2020

I didn't think the officiating was as bad as some are making it out to be. It seemed like "par" for an away game in the Big Ten. Yes, Garza was in foul trouble early, but he also has a tendency to play too fast/out of control some.

And in a roundabout way, I'm also glad Kriener got called for that T. I like the toughness of this team, but Iowa players are talking way too much trash out there.