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RossWB

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Minneapolis, MN (via Sioux City, IA)

Member since 24 July 2016 | Blog

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Comment 7 hours ago

Yeah it would have been nice to have him for the entire 2015 season. Maybe he could have been the difference in the Big Ten Championship Game and that never-ending drive MSU went on at the end of the game to get the win. 

Comment 20 Jun 2018

As I recall they contacted Woodbury and/or the UI Sports Information office. 

I updated the original post because I felt bad about Woodbury getting hassled about a dumb post that (I assumed -- foolishly) was obviously fake and comedic in nature. 

Comment 20 Jun 2018

Stoll typically walks out to "Imperial March," which is pretty great, but it would be really funny if he came out to Monty Python for a few matches next year. 

Comment 20 Jun 2018

If you want to feel even older, consider this: he was probably born after 9/11. 

(I don't know that for sure, because I don't know what his date of birth is -- caring is creepy but I ain't that creepy -- but if he's going to be a HS JR, he's probably around 16.)

Comment 20 Jun 2018

Were you trying to post a picture?

The easiest way is to copy the URL for the picture, click the little picture icon (it's the first one in the final box of icons, next to the table, the YouTube icon, and the Twitter icon), and then paste in the URL for the image. 

Comment 13 Jun 2018

The off-brand schedule has been somewhat beneficial for Iowa in terms of baseball. A player like Robert Neustrom easily could have blown up if he'd been playing a more typical schedule that allowed more recruiters to see him play. They might have been able to lure him out of Iowa. Instead Iowa was his only major offer (and we even offered very late) and he jumped on it. 

That said, that approach also depends on actually caring about in-state recruits, which Heller & Co. very much do. Looper not so much. 

Comment 12 Jun 2018

He is *not* shy about bringing the lumber when he's in a blocking role. 

I think there may have been some concerns about Young and IKM's ability to hold up in blitz pick-up and Sargent's presence could alleviate those concerns a bit, while giving Iowa another weapon in the running game at the same time. We don't see Sargent doing much blitz pick-up per se in these clips (most of his blocks are of the downfield variety for a running QB or a WR), his ability to square up and deliver a thumping hit to a defender seems like a big positive.