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StretchLeft


MEMBER SINCE   September 26, 2019

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Comment 21 Nov 2019

What a fun game - nine different players made big plays that Iowa loses without. Amanda Ollinger just has twice as much effort as anybody.

The two biggest things for the rest of the season to come out of this game are: 1) Logan Cook, situational sub and 2) McKenna Warnock, post defender.

Comment 17 Nov 2019

I would agree that the younger players need to see more minutes but for a much nearer sighted reason. This will be far from the last time this season Iowa’s only 2 playing posts get in foul trouble at the same time. Odds are that it will happen in a few games that Iowa isn’t already getting run away from. They need the experience now so they can be ready for the occasional call during conference play and keep the team within striking distance. 
Same thing played out last year with Taiwo getting minutes early (partly due to injury, but even so) and then being called in later in the season. 

Comment 16 Nov 2019

Did Huard just say “What A perfect fit for PJ Fleck. They don’t need that much attention”?

Ummmmm... PJ makes Harbaugh look humble. 

Comment 16 Nov 2019

 Two years of failed fullback dives all to set up that third down with Goodson

Comment 15 Nov 2019

I'm generally surprised by the 5 LBs. I think all most of those guys have had to fight to stay in the league. Who was even the highest draft pick among that group? Hitchens and Kirksey have been solid NFL'ers since they showed up and were generally expected to. Jewel and Nieman have had to earn their spot every week. Who is the 5th? Does Anthony Nelson count as a LB?

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Within the Big Ten, the SoS argument on Minnesota is done. They beat PSU. Nobody else has. There is nowhere close to as impressive of a win amongst the conference teams Nationally, it won't go away. They'd have to run the table and beat OSU. Of course then, ESPN would say "They did a nice job beating who they should and then they lucked out against a clearly overrated Buckeyes. It's a travesty they got instead of the third SEC school."

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Injuries and inexperience seem to affect the interior more than the tackles in Iowa's scheme to my untrained eye. Does that make sense to anyone who knows Xs and Os?

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Meyer is amongst the most well-rounded players in the Big Ten. She is a positive in every facet of the game. The box score doesn't do her justice for this game in showing that, but leading scorer/leading rebounder plus assists is a good start.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

This should ensure Iowa wins the back court for the ensuing future, even after losing Doyle and Meyer. Adding her to the current underclassmen guards is exciting! If one of the current or committed posts can build in to being a reliable #2 center, then I see some nationally elite basketball taking place in Carver.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Do you think we will spend the next 2-3 years begging for more Laporta only to hear "His game isn't as well rounded as [insert older player]"? Then the Draft will come around and we'll hear how great he is for a team looking for a blocking TE

Comment 12 Nov 2019

That is the year I was thinking. It was only 3 losses but the schedule was pretty weak. Just looked...forgot Wichita was in the schedule that year. That is as quality of a NC win as any. 

Comment 12 Nov 2019

How early is too early to start panicking? On one hand, last night was about as bad as they’ve looked since Frans first year. This was against a team that in paper seems like they should be Iowa’s floor (avg NIT team). On the other hand, it’s game 2 and 40% of the starters didn’t play last year. Plus, 15-16 was a disaster noncon year and they put together a January for the ages.  

Comment 11 Nov 2019

As much I had felt no hope on IA stopping WI and getting the ball back..... I’m still ok with kicking off. 
So there, if the 8 bad and ugly things you listed- that one may not be so bad. 
The rest: yep... bad and ugly

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Maybe someone can explain this for me (in a non- ‘I’m mad they lost and everything associated with Iowa is the worst ever’ way)..,,

Iowa moved the ball well in the second, other the first drive. Most are saying you can disregard this as a good sign for the future (I’m not holding up much hope) because it was desperation time and they had to go full pace. But the offense looked good with the quick passes. Most agree that Stanley is a pretty good QB when not pressured (We can debate all day whose fault it is when he doesn’t play well under pressure, but it’s irrelevant).
1) So why aren’t quick passes the normal plan for Iowa?

2) Does any successful D1 program still have as their basic offense the plan to go through 3-4 read progressions post-snap?

3) In theory, couldn’t you remain committed to the run and ball control but still have quick passes?

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Sarcasm aside, I think this is absolutely true - the coaching staff conditions the QBs to be risk averse. You can see it in how every multi-year starter has become more "safe" in subsequent years. Game Manager Ricky in 2010 was a sad site. How did that team average only 28 ppg with Stanzi, the 2 best WRs of the Ferentz era, ARob, Coker, and 6 NFL linema