That’s a fair assessment and you’re right that Fitz isn’t a Boomer. My problem with his approach is that it’s HIS responsibility or the university’s responsibility to know their market and to appeal to them, not to attack them. I’ll avoid expounding as I want to avoid anything remotely political.
The argument is quintessential Boomer logic. Let’s whine about change and not adapt. It’s pretty much what you said and I guarantee you that millennials will agree while Boomers will continue to whine.
Has it really been that long since we’ve had a good punter?
He’s not the only Iowa DB to be burned by Purdue WRs. To me, it looked like he had some problems with positioning, but it did not look like it was a physical deficiency thing. I’d have to agree with Beltway here that he was thrown into extensive playing time before he was ready. Also remember that the biggest step a college player takes is between his first and second year.
Can you imagine what that team would have been like had Ott been able to play?
Not sure about the first one, but definitely number two.
At least based on the last nine years, the answer is no.
Has there ever been a player brought to Media Day that wound up losing his starting role?
I’ll double down and say that the West winner will win the Big Ten Championship Game.
Two of the five conference championship games were blowouts. The first one where Ohio State pretty much had to do that to get into the playoff, and the most recent. The other three games were one score games. The difference between the Big 10 and the SEC is that a close B1G championship game is an indictment on Ohio State for some reason while a close SEC championship game means Georgia is also elite.
I'd be absolutely shocked if Sleepy D doesn't win the job. And punting at least wins West division championships. The only time Iowa won the West, we had a transfer as punter...
We're two years removed from Wisconsin entering the B1G championship game undefeated and playing for a chance at the playoffs. The year before, they were ranked top 10 and were in the playoff conversation, albeit something crazy needed to happen to get them in. The year before that, @one that I'm sure no Iowa fan [email protected], the West champion entered the conference championship 4th, lost and still wound up 5th. In the five years that the East/West split has existed, the West champions have combined for one inter-division loss. The only time the West champion entered the conference championship game with less than 10 wins was last year when the best team in the division decided to lose three consecutive games they had no business losing. The Big Ten West has a bad reputation because they have gone five years without beating the East in the game that matters. That is it. The gap between the divisions isn't insurmountable and the West champion has 10 or more wins 80% of the time. I'm betting now that the team that wins the West will be either 11-1 or 10-2. If they are 11-1, a win against the East will get them into the playoff.
I think it’s the schedule. Though just because their difficult games are at home doesn’t mean they aren’t difficult. They will lose to Colorado to start the season and the hype will slow down.
If Michigan wins the East, it’s absolutely the west’s best chance at their first big ten championship game win.
IHOP would be a great nickname for an OL. Anyway, this seems to be a huge pickup for Iowa.
So can someone explain to me the bowl tiers? Am I to understand that Iowa is slated for a tier one bowl by going 7-5 or 8-4 every year?
No, because the NCAA - even if they wanted to - couldn’t put rules in to protect a 43 year old QB like the NFL does.
I think you have to be transferring TO a blue-blood not FROM. I believe that’s what the NCAA rule is.
We play them in Michigan this year. Unfortunately, I don’t see us winning that game. He has lost to two schools in Ann Arbor - MSU and OSU.
I feel so dirty saying this, but maybe we should be hoping that Iowa State doesn’t Nebraska their season. I think, despite what predictors are saying, that Iowa State has a better chance of making it to their conference championship game than Nebraska does.
Has there ever been a Cy-Hawk game where both teams were ranked?
I think it’s a bigger deal now because games are all in tiers. 300+ are fourth tier while 175-250 (I don’t remember the exact range) are tier 3.
Eh, if they show any sort of competence on offense, they could replace Ohio State as the team to beat in the Big Ten. I sort of question Harbaugh’s ability to build a formidable offense though. My guess is that if they come into the Iowa game undefeated, they may be favored by more than 12.
Unfortunately, there’s a 50% chance we won’t show up to the Northwestern game.
Judkins out after 2 1/3. Could not find the plate today.