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.
4.5-4.8 ypc would be better than pretty much every other Iowa team under KF. Close to 4.5 is ideal for the type of offense we’ve run.
I would like to see the running game be average this year. That happens and Stanley doesn’t take a giant step back, I’d be happy.
The prophecy says this would cause the apocalypse of douchebags.
I think TJ would make Stafford look like a good quarterback. The problem with the Lions this past year, at least from what I’ve seen, is that they don’t have offensive playmakers, which puts too much on Stafford, who isn’t good enough to carry a team. I’d be okay with TJ to Detroit. He’d do well there.
Not to be a dick or anything, but wasn’t this just an extended version of “punting is winning”?
Very underrated comment. I don’t remember a time where this many Iowa teams had this much success. It’s always Hawkeye season!
Iowa State or Nebraska?
I think he eventually gets drafted. After this year? No. But after another year or two of developing? Yeah.
Would Nunge likely get Cooks spot in the rotation? Where do you think his minutes would go?
The Fran to Arkansas rumors almost seemed like vintage GIA/BHGP Barta prank call material.
I completely agree with everything you’ve said and look forward to the article. I’d add that the MSU/Duke game as well as the Purdue/Virginia game showed that the top of the Big Ten is every bit as good as the top of any other conference. I mean, Michigan State beat a glorified NBA team.
Didn’t he transfer or graduate or something?
I guess this didn’t age so well, eh?
Funny, I had the same strategy!