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Hawk Guy

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Comment 24 Jul 2019

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.

Comment 20 Jul 2019

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. 

Comment 18 Jul 2019

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.

Comment 18 Jul 2019

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.

Comment 07 Jun 2019

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. 

Comment 04 Jun 2019

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.

Comment 02 Jun 2019

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.