news notes about Iowa football
Well, at least it's over with.
Watching the ending of the Nebraska game didn't bring anger. It didn't bring frustration. It didn't bring disappointment. It brought laughter. Sarcasm. Mockery. The amount of ineptitude on the field and sidelines today was no longer surprising, it was common. It was expected. There is still disgust. But the relief of this season being over with trumps the sickening feeling.
As I laughed, I thought to myself for the 1,000th time, 'KF is
Updated 11-23-2012 at 04:37 PM by bamahawkeye
I would much rather be writing, "thoughts after 6-0 start", but wouldn't we all.
I think this club has a real chance at competing for an NCAA berth. Games like tonight are going to be tremendous assets for Gesell and Woody down the road. Tonight was really about toughness. This club was beat to loose balls, couldn't rebound and had a very hard time finding buckets in the second half. But I think Wichita State has a chance to compete with Creighton for MVC crown. Armstead
What has happened? Today was as disappointed as I've felt since 1999 or 2000. And at least in those years, effort was never a question. Those clubs competed. They weren't talented. But they competed. What I saw today was an absolute joke.
There have been plenty of posts today about the Orange Bowl 3 years ago. And what has taken place since. 8-5, 7-6 and probably 4-8. Most underacheiving team in Iowa history, a team that didn't show up on the road in big games, and a team that has
Watching today's game, I couldn't help but think back to 1998 when the Hawks traveled to Indiana. Most of you remember that season. Hayden's last year, 3-8 record, bad loss to ISU at home, ended the year with 5 losses in a row. The loss that started five-game losing streak was a 14-7 setback at Indiana. You don't lose at home to ISU and you certainly don't couple that loss with another one at Indiana. The 2012 Hawks have now duplicated their 1998 brethren. And it lead me to one conclusion:
Wow. What a way to come crashing back to earth.
With Mark Weisman out, I had a bad feeling about this game. Based on what I'd seen the previous four weeks, there was no way we could execute that gameplan without a workhorse like Weisman. Then you get punched in the mouth to start. Then you lose Brandon Scherff. Then you get punched in the mouth again. Your QB wilts as the pressure mounts. The rest of the team follows. And there you have it. A good 'ole fashioned, take me out back
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