As if the lingering damage to the players and the PR fallout weren't enough, Iowa's little rhabdo flirtation may have also cost them the future services of Cyrus Kouandjio. The blue-chip prospect spoke to the Sporting news about how the news of over a dozen hospitalized players poisoned him against the Hawkeyes:â†µ
Q: If you would have had to sign in early fall, who would you have gone with then?
A: At first I really, really, really wanted to go to Iowa. I even told my best friend that I was going to Iowa. But when everything went down with them with the workouts and all, that was different. I had a bad vibe when I went there. Alabama may be far from home, but Iowa—living-style wise—it’s just out there and just not me. I wouldn’t have been able to thrive in that environment. I love their coaches and I love their team, but it was really just out for me.
Kirk Ferentz doesn't understand what you mean by "vibe," young man, but anybody not willing to put up with brown urine to wear the black and gold probably isn't his kind of player, anyhow.