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RossWB

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Comment 16 Dec 2018

I don't think we can learn too much about Iowa from the next three games, but if you're going to play bad teams, you might as well blow them out. If Iowa plays like they did vs UNI, they should have no trouble doing just that against Western Carolina, Savannah State, and Bryant.

Comment 16 Dec 2018

I loved the heck out of Brunner. So much fun to watch with his old man post game and hustle on the boards. 

Comment 12 Dec 2018

With 20 Big Ten games now, you have to squeeze them in somewhere. You can't play them all after New Year's without sacrificing bye weeks in January and February, and that's probably not a good idea. Assuming you don't want to play them at the very beginning of the season, your options are probably either to put them in early December or try to squeeze them in between Christmas and New Year's. The problem with that is that it's probably harder to draw crowds around the holiday, certainly among students. (The student crowds are going to be bad enough for Iowa's first few B1G games as it is.) I think sandwiching a pair of games around the Big Ten Championship Game over that first weekend of December probably makes the most sense. 

Comment 12 Dec 2018

I agree that Iowa has a much better lineup with Bowman, Warner, and Stoll in there. I don't think it's a lock that Iowa would have posted a shutout in this dual if they had wrestled, though. I don't think it's a given AT ALL that Bowman would beat Kutler, who is a Top 10 guy at 174. I also don't think it's a lock that Stoll would beat Wood, as he's the type of smaller, more active heavyweight who's given Stoll issues in the past. We're also talking about a Stoll who doesn't appear to be operating at peak capacity yet. 

As far as Kemerer goes, my understanding is that he's had surgery, which should preclude any chance of a miracle return from him this season. 

Comment 10 Dec 2018

Kittle hit on that in his post-game comments -- said Kyle Shanahan had already apologized to him a few times for not calling a few more pass plays to Kittle in the second half to help him get the record: 

Comment 07 Dec 2018

If you'd told me before the year that Iowa would beat Oregon, UConn, and ISU and JBo would shoot a combined 2/12 in those games, I... would not have believed you. His shooting has been way off this year. 

Hopefully he can get it right by Big Ten play; at some point we're going to need to have him draining some deep bombs.