Eastern Illinois Breakdown:
With a new season looming just over the horizon, we take a look at what is sure to be the first of many nerve-wracking games for the Iowa Hawkeyes: Eastern Illinois. The Panthers finished last season with a respectable 8-4 record, losing in the first round of the FCS playoffs (it must be nice having playoffs).
They enter the 2010 season ranked #18 in the FCS and geared up as they have had just as many months to prepare for Iowa as we have for them. Head
“We’ll take what the other team gives us. We’ll scratch where it itches.” – Hayden Fry
Oh, how prophetic those words are in many aspects of College Football today. We look at situations reactively and jump to the nearest conclusion in order to not be left behind and become irrelevant. My goal is to be proactive about certain topics. If you aren’t prepared, you are already a step behind everyone else.
Take a look at the current changing landscape as of late. Brigham Young University
Things are looking up for the 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes as the season kickoff against the Eastern Illinois Panthers looms just over two and a half weeks away. Needless to say there are high expectations stemming from a respectable Orange Bowl victory last January against Georgia Tech, but they continue to grow ever higher as more and more Hawkeyes get added to various watch lists and award “short lists”.
While Coach Kirk Ferentz is not usually eager to hold one player above the others,