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tyger1147

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Whaddya Want From This Team, eh? (survey)

I'm just curious as to what we would rather see from this team. I ask the question sarcastically, but I mean sincerely. I see the close-to-really-goodness that many of you see, but this team...

Caring is Creepy 2013-ish ($$$)

Iowa got a grayshirt commit from South Dakota over the weekend: WR/FS Matthew VandeBerg. He'll graduate high school next Spring (2013) but won't join the team until January of 2014. From knowing others that have done similar things, He'll likely take classes at least next Fall, just keep it under full-time status so his eligibility clock doesn't start ticking. He'll have the same amount of time to complete his eligibility as a 2014 recruit would have. The advantage of this for him is that, while he'll have to pay for his first semester of school (so he could even do it in SoDak at in-state rates if he wants to stay home), he'll be on scholarship for nearly six years. If he's smart, he could easily get a Masters. For the Hawkeyes, it allows them to push his scholarship count to the next class and get someone who is, frankly, really skinny another year of body-building.

C Kyle Meyer 6'10" - Northview (Atlanta*, GA) Not much for highlights for him. At least we know...

C Kyle Meyer 6'10" - Northview (Atlanta*, GA) Not much for highlights for him. At least we know ONE guy can dunk on this team. (We actually know they ALL can, but still...). Nice to have seen both he and Woodbury taking it coast-to-coast no matter how awkward it looked. Gesell and Woodbury are the high-profile guys of this class (both in talent and because they're local-ish), but i think the three less-heralded guys have pretty good skillsets that will contribute greatly to the team. I hope, anyway. *basically

Patrick Ingram Highlights (full season, uploaded yesterday) I don't know that he projects to be a...

Patrick Ingram Highlights (full season, uploaded yesterday) I don't know that he projects to be a starter on an Top-1/3 B1G team, but he's definitely got the skills, size and athleticism to be a contributor. Good, quick shot. Good handle for an off-guard. Long arms; quick hands.

New Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receiver commit is the real Broderick Binns starter kit. Those are some long...

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New Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receiver commit is the real Broderick Binns starter kit. Those are some long arms.

HS QB Flips to Iowa, More Caring Is Creepy

According to both Scout.com and Rivals.com, a former Ole Moiss commit has switched to Iowa. Houston Nutt was (finally) fired, and the new coaches will run a spread offense. My favorite quote is this one by the kid's dad: "The kid has a dream, maybe it's a pipe dream, to play in the NFL." Quick, strong release (a little short arm and from the shoulder), pretty accurate, definitely a good runner. I like it. (also rivals: http://iowa.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=852&tid=152586613&mid=152586613&sid=940&style=2)

The meeting with Woods and Wilson went well, he said, and they have a good relationship with them....

The meeting with Woods and Wilson went well, he said, and they have a good relationship with them. They feel like Woods is going to do a good job as defensive line coach and was told he will be filling that role permanently, but no decision has been made yet on a defensive coordinator. They were assured that whoever Coach Ferentz gets is going to be a good fit for the program and will run the same defense. Curry Sr. said they have discussed some names with the coaching staff such as Tom Bradley, Ron Aiken, and Brian Ferentz, but were told Coach Ferentz hasn't pinpointed who it is going to be yet.

From BS at Rivals I guess that's why there isn't anything leaking from recruits. I don't believe that Ferentz hasn't actually pinpointed someone yet (my fandom makes me believe he is more sensible than that), but if they're still throwing out Ron Aiken, they are obviously playing a game with the recruits.

"It’s really football country," the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Thomas said. "There is no other sports team...

"It’s really football country," the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Thomas said. "There is no other sports team there. Iowa is the talk of the town. Iowa football is Iowa. Everyone knows where you’re from. Everyone knows what you’re doing. Anywhere you go, you have the spotlight on because you play Iowa football. That really stuck out." Some players like anonymity and others enjoy the attention associated with playing in a smaller town, and Thomas fell on the latter side. "It’s definitely good. It’s definitely a plus," he said. "Everywhere you go, people stop to talk to you. You can definitely see the love these fans have for the players, for the program, and for the city. "It went really well. It really changed my perspective on Iowa as a city, and as a program."

Ian Thomas on his official visit Just so that, you know, people don't think I'm making stuff up when I say that players know they're giving up privacy to be stars in college football.
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Woods IS New D-Line Coach? (I probably missed this)

While the hire would be anything but out-of-the-ordinary/surprising/unexpected/etc., Iowa's most recent offeree called LaVarr Woods, "Coach Woods, the defensive line coach at Iowa, stopped by...

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4star DT Faith Ekakitie Commits to Iowa

pronounced, I believe: uh-KAK-uh-tee - said fast - per here - said and not corrected by him Faith Ekakitie, 2012 DL from Lake Forest, IL, committed to Iowa today via a personal scout.com. Since...

Vandenberg to be on BTN in 45 mins (6 CST)

Also, why does BTN list ET? East coast bias!!!

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Some Excuses for the Tight Ends

I guess I'm not really trying to make excuses for them. I'm just trying to offer some alternative explanations. Eh. I guess it depends on what you define excuse as. Scout.com put out an...

Ho hum, another basketball commit: PG Anthony Clemens ($)

I actually thought this kid was blowing smoke the whole time because he never an offer from Iowa, and he kept saying how much they loved him. er? But he had an official visit ths weekend, Fran offered him, and he accepted it (despite saying that he wasn't going to do that before he left). Only one scholarship left with 5 commits. My guess is that they hold sit on it for it next year, unless they get a stud player (like Charles Mitchell) or they find a JUCO transfer that can play "right away" in the late signing period next spring.

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Will the B1G Be Left Behind?

No, of course not. They're very forward thinking, and they were the ones who really started this conference alignment in the first place. The Big XII is dead. That's obviousIf the Big East doesn't...

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Are We LSU or Are We South Carolina?

This is just an thought exercise that might give one a chance to evaluate their expectations. First, saying South Carolina isn't quite accurate. "Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks" might be more accurate....

Adam Woodbury to Make Announcement Today (Wed)

So goes the life of an 18 year old since yesterday, when he "couldn't" say who was in his Top Ten Team. On one hand, it's good that Iowa is in the mix, because that's pretty. It also sucks because he's he's down to North Carolina, it would be ridiculously hard to win against them.

Wisconsin, Michigan Presidents Voted Against Nebraska's AAU Membership

It's an interesting story. Wisconsin's President (who no longer is there) touted NU's academics as a reason to admit them to the B1G. But then she voted them out not a year later.

Davis, Fiedorowicz Hype Train ($)

This article is pretty crappily written, but there are some good quotes from the players. With a lot of talk about the getting with the program and such, it's interesting to read about the guys' maturation. Also, they talk so much about how hard it is to play in college and how much work it takes. DJK was able to play as a freshman yet he supposedly lacked a good work ethic. Crazy.

NFL Players That Wrestled

Some of the better wrestlers (based on championships?): Roddy White - 2x South Carolina State Champ Matt Roth - IA State Champ Charlie Getty - 2x NCAA All-American Kelly Gregg (now w/ Chiefs) - 3x KS state champ Ray Lewis - 2x FL State Champ (I would be scared to wrestle him - probably could have one of the best wrestlers ever) Jim Nance, Lorenzo Neal, Stephen Neal - NCAA Champs Others: Warren Sapp Ronnie Brown Both Barber Twins (Ronde & Tiki) Roger Craig Larry Czonka Dan Dierdorff Ricky Williams Adam Viniaterri (really???)

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Other Than INPIYL2I, Where Do You Go To Read Hawkeye News

My father has a problem you guys can help with. Being in Omaha, he is disappointed that das Huskers get so much media coverage both in Omaha and Lincoln.He would like to read about the Hawkeyes,...

Most recent basketball commit. He's got big shoulders. I think that's good. Right?

Most recent basketball commit. He's got big shoulders. I think that's good. Right?

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WhatIf Nebraska Had Joined The B1G In '96? - A Simulation by WIS

A friend of mine from junior high school works for a company called Narrative Science. What If Sports.com (the popular online simulation website), together with BTN, simulated the past 14 (15?)...

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Wegher to Iowa Western; No Mention of Coe

According to the Omaha Weird Herald, Brandon Wegher is planning on enrolling at Iowa Western Community College to play football. He has a few academic (indigestion?) issues to fix before he can...

Good News! Brad Rogers is working out.

"Fullback Brad Rogers continues to participate in supervised workouts at the UIHC. ... The outlook remains positive, but he isn’t practicing with the team." "Rogers, the probable starter at fullback if healthy, feels optimistic on a return, saying he will be back. He needs to pass some tests and is targeting the next couple weeks."

The Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel

Indiana Lands No. 1 QB In The State

Oh, you mean he's also the No. 1 QB in the country? Derp. The Hoosiers new coach is Kevin Wilson, former offensive coordinator of Oklahoma. Ick.

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Top 3 Coaches in the B1G.

My good friend at the Lincoln Journal Star (Brian Christopherson) is the Huskers beat writer, and he was e-mailed by someone from the Columbus Dispatch asking about the Top 3 coaches in the B1G.T...

Caring is Creepy: Pt. Six.

Iowa landed its sixth commit (and fifth in the past month) when 4-star DT Jaleel Johnson confirmed his commitment via Facebook today. Guy's a beast. In his scout.com video, in back-to-back drills, he demolishes Jordan Diamond (5-star OT) and Evan Boehm (#1 C). With Darian Cooper this year, that's two big boys with good pedigrees for the interior D-line. Chose Iowa over Michigan State (like Cooper!) and had offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, et al.

Thomas also plays baseball and wrestles at Marlington High. "Basketball is for girls," he said.

Thomas also plays baseball and wrestles at Marlington High. "Basketball is for girls," he said.

Caring is Creepy, Pt. 34,483 Iowa offered another scholarship to a 2013 athlete. This one was a no-brainer.
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