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Comment 03 Apr 2020

Sorry it sucks that Winter sports lost their tournaments or chances at titles but they played probably anywhere from 90% to 100% of their seasons, giving them an extra year is just not doable. Lets run through a list of things that may need to happen. 

Are students then going to continue to be enrolled and expected to attend classes for one more year or just a semester depending on when you hold their tournaments? Or do they get to compete in the whole of next season or only the games/meets that they missed out on? What about the athletes whose seasons were over, the teams who got beat out of their conference tourney and would not have made a national tourney? Only what 100 of 200+ teams go on to march madness or other tourneys, does all 2000+ athletes get an extra year or only seniors and do all teams get an extra year or only those teams that would have made tourneys? Does that unranked wrestler for Purdue whose career was completely over get another season? For the guys who would have made the march madness or wrestling tournament, do they no have to stay in shape and school for the enxt 9 months so that way they can go out and play one game or wrestle in one match, get beat and then be eliminated, do they only get to play in that one game or wrestle that one match or do they get to go through the entire next season?

It just doesn't make since to give winter athletes and people who got to compete in the majority of their season a whole extra season because they missed one game or two matches or 3 events and it doesn't make since to do it for thousands of athletes because a handful missed out on a chance at a national title. That sucks but what is the right thing to do isn't always fair, some get screwed. 

Comment 08 Jan 2020

Yep, in the 2nd half when Toussaint would get the ball his defender was backing all the way down to stand in front of Garza in the lane. He was literally standing 7 to 10 feet away from him daring him to shoot. A couple of times when Garza was able to post up with good position there would be 3 other players fall back to surround him (plus his own defender behind) to take away any entry pass.  

The short period when Garza was most effective was right after Conner hit his 2nd 3 pointer and the nebraska defense played honest for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Comment 07 Jan 2020

I think the biggest shocker for me this season was the stat I saw during a game a little over half way through the season. When Kirk talks about how we are a ball control and defensive team and that is how we win and yet he has a losing record in games decided by less than 8 points. It wasn't much, something like 51 and 55, but it just shows that style is not a benefit it is holding his teams back from greater success and this season is the epitome of it. 

Comment 07 Jan 2020

Until Iowa can beat either Wisconsin or a good team from the west it is going to be hard to win the division. and even then who knows half the years you may have to do both of those things to win the west. 

It was a really good year, but you just wish they could make it that one more step further. I wish that the coaching staff would look at how much more success you have when the governor is taken off the offense's engine and get out of their own way. 

Comment 06 Jan 2020

Let me start out saying the 1970 team was a great (I was not alive to watch them) and give them all credit for being a great team and they are probably an exception to the norm and not a great team to compare everyday teams too. With that being said before we get to carried away about players today being lazy compared to the players of yesterday lets understand some comparisons. (I spent about 5 minutes looking this up so not totally thorough)

 The game back then had no 3 point line and no shot clock. That being said the 70 Hawks were up tempo both offensively and defensively as were many teams of that era.    

Give them all the credit for tempo, 70 Hawks averaged 73+ shots per game (1834 total) and scored 98.7 points per game versus last year's Hawks averaged 57+ shots per game (2006 total) and scored 78.3 points per game. The defense might have been just good enough though and certainly didn't try to stop people from getting just as many shots off. 70 Hawks gave up  72+ shots per game (1811 total) and 87 points per game. Basically they were better shooters each night or held the other team to more difficult chances. Last years hawk's opponents averages 60 shots per game (2104 total) and scored about 74 points per game, and we thought that defense was pretty sketchy at times.  

 They played 25 games for the season (that is including 2 tournament games) and 14 in conference, last years Hawks played 35 games (that is including 2 Big 10 tourney and 2 NCAA tourney games) and 20 in conference (not counting Big10 tournament). So today's players play a bit longer schedule.  

 The size of players (much like football) has increased in the last 50 years. Iowa's biggest player was backup center Dick Jensen at 6-8 and 215, there best player was forward Jon Johnson at 6-7 and 190 (200 according to another webpage). Joe Weiskamp last year was listed at 6-6 and 205, Nicolas Bear was 6-7 and 218. Guards back then were similar height and still decent sized, but about 20 pounds lighter then today, post players were 40 to 50 pounds lighter and a couple of inches shorter (at least for Iowa). 

 The idea that they only played 6 guys each and every game is not totally accurate. I can't find minutes played and stats say guys outside of the top 6 did not contribute much as far as shots and points. However the next 6 guys after the top 6 played 17, 16, 14, 11, 9 and 8 games during the season. That is probably enough to give starters a couple of minutes of rest each half for over 50% of the games. 

All in all I would say the 70 Hawks were a supremely impressive team that played a high tempo game of just shoot better and score a bit more than the other team does, but in the end you can't compare teams today to them say why can't they be in shape like that because that was the style back then for many teams to run up and down the court. Grinding defense is what wears down players, getting low in your stance and manning up on some one for 25 seconds or banging around in the post working for position for an extended time with a guy who is 6'10'' and 260 pounds and that just was not the style of play back then.

Comment 26 Nov 2019

So what you are saying is you would do him 2 favors, you would buy him a beer and then when you found out he didn't drink you would drink it for him. You sound like a Nate Stanley type of guy. 

Comment 26 Nov 2019

I think what has made Nate's job tough is his inconsistency throwing the football. Last Saturday he had as many balls go over WRs and TEs heads as he did hit them in the hands (and many of those that hit their hands were still above their heads or on their back shoulders). It is odd that he can on one play throw a beautiful deep ball 40 yards down field then on the next throw put it behind or over the head of the receiver on a simple 10 yard route with plenty of time. I think he gets a little gun shy (with some good reason after last season) and when he gets nervous his throws look bad.  I think he is a good college QB, but he is going to really struggle in the NFL if he can't get his throws more consistent. 

Comment 22 Nov 2019

Garza does not have much of a leap for a kid 7 feet tall.

Most 7 footers have very little ups, especially if they have legit size. Unless you are an athletic freak in which case you are in the NBA.  

Comment 21 Nov 2019

is there no preview article for the basketball game tonight? I had to actually go to the rest of the internet to make sure there was really a game and if it was one TV. (surprisingly it is, not used to BTN actually televising early Iowa games)

Comment 18 Nov 2019

Not sure if this was talked about in the other article, but the announcers comments about Iowa and close games, I thought was very interesting. Iowa is something like 51-57 in games decided by 7 or less points during the KF tenure. So our tried and true strategy of ball control, low scoring, bend but don't break defense and keep it close works less than half of the time. Keeping the game close just gives the other team a chance to beat us. How many games have we seen this in when a team like Minnesota that we should step on their throat and put them out of their misery in the 3rd quarter or early 4th and instead we go conservative and let them in it. 

Comment 07 Nov 2019

Based on actual results, wins and loses, bowl records and conference title game results here is how the big ten sorts out by school over the last 10 years. I did not include maryland and rutgers because they have only been in the big ten a portion of those years and they suck. Nebraska I did not include at first until I saw they have been in the big ten for 9  years and how they have actually done overall. I tried to group similar teams with spacing as well. Iowa is basically a middle of the road team, that is a little above .500 in the big ten. Kirk is a good coach who is like a C+, he is above average but not by much (remember when you tout that almost 8 wins per year average record that he gets 3 out of conference cup cakes over most of the last 10 years and ISU too). He has a history of beating who he should and losing when he should with a handful of exceptions each way. He is that person that could be better if he tried a little harder to learn from mistakes and change, but is more comfortable with status quo and mediocrity because it is safe. 



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Comment 06 Nov 2019

I think probably all of us that worked together in the ’80s, whether it’s Dan McCarney, Bill Snyder, guys that also had good runs in being successful in their programs. I think you see some commonality there for sure.

Did either of the stoops have a run first, second and possibly third type mentality? I feel like they didn't. As for McCarney and Snyder, when is the last game either of those 2 coached? Also I feel like Barry as much as he was a run first coach, he did adjust to some extent towards the end of his career (unless he had a heisman winning or at least competing halfback). The funny thing is I don't remember Coach Fry being afraid to throw the ball around when needed or recognizing when the game plan might need to be altered to take advantage of a weakness or hide our weaknesses.  

Comment 06 Nov 2019

I am really interested to see Fredrick against solid competition. In an interview a week ago or so Fran said he was potentially the best perimeter defender on the team, which surprised me. If he is he could be in line for more minutes then expected if he can defend and shoot. 

Comment 04 Nov 2019

I feel like the game will be 24 to 5, wisconsin. A whole lot of rushing yards for one team and not many yards for the other team. On the plus side, not as many punts from inside the 50 as we saw against jNW. 

Comment 21 Oct 2019

Generally unless the TE is going in motion TE should be on the line of scrimmage and the flanker (non split end WR) should be off the line of scrimmage. TEs very rarely line up off the line of scrimmage unless there are 2 of them on the same side.  

Comment 17 Oct 2019

It could be hard to get Stoops back. I thought he was HC and GM in the new XFL. That gig will probably keep him busy for 10 years days

Comment 10 Oct 2019

I am just happy he isn't lazy and isn't growing a neck beard as well. Neck beards are just terrible and look like shit. If you are worried about your neck getting cold, buy a couple of turtle necks so you don't look like a broke ass lumberjack. 

Comment 01 Oct 2019

Last week herbstreet (screw him if I don't waste time spelling his name right) made a comment on gameday about Michigan's schedule that I thought was kind of a shot at Iowa. I think it was unintentional , but still a bit of a shot.  When talking about Michigan and their upcoming schedule:

"They get Rutgers and they'll get everything going, then they get Iowa, and then it gets tougher"


It is just before the 2 hours and 51 minutes in. maybe it is reading to much into it, when I saw it on Saturday live I felt like damn that is kind of a shot at Iowa and not a lot of respect.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

By the time I can remember watching the Hawks (mid 80s ish), it seemed like all games were on CBS, KGAN channel 2. I do miss those good ole days. Of course I can also remember the dark days when BTN was just started and they did not have alternate channels invented yet and there was actually Iowa games not on TV.  

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Did you take that family video picture about 5 or 6 years ago in North Liberty and have been saving it on your phone ever since for just an occasion like this? Because that kind of looks like North Liberty in the background and it looks a lot like my old car. That could have been the day that I stopped and picked up a copy Paul Blart Mall Cop and a Marcos pizza for me and the wife to enjoy for date night one Friday night.