Discussion in 'Football' started by GVGiant44, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    1. NW
    2. Purdue
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Iowa
    5. Nebby
    5. Minny
    7. Illinois
  2. GVGiant44

    GVGiant44 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the replies, folks! I understand this is no substitute for the real thing. But we have two more months to fill before that happens. But when it does, hardly anyone goes back to the pre-season magazines (or posts) and compares what was predicted with what actually happened (see Iowa, 2015).
  3. HawkeyeDenis

    HawkeyeDenis Well-Known Member

    I think the top 5-6 spots in the West are up for grabs. On paper it doesn't look like there's more than a field goal difference between any of them.
  4. Jonrn

    Jonrn Well-Known Member

    He might not be that good, but it isn’t like northwestern is winning the west with all America QBs. They just need someone average to beat Iowa. A thorson type is usually enough.
  5. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

    Thorson was a 5th round pick of the Eagles. Of course, when this article compares him to Jay Cutler (minus the cannon arm), I am not sure how the future looks. :)


    Being a fifth-round rookie quarterback, I tried to comp him to a career backup, but I really couldn't come up with anyone that fit. The guy he sort of reminds me of that you've all heard of? Jay Cutler, minus the cannon arm.
  6. SmokeTownHawk

    SmokeTownHawk Well-Known Member

    Until the Iowa offense can play lights-out game after game this looks good to me.
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  7. Jonrn

    Jonrn Well-Known Member

    Jay cutler without an arm spells being cut during training camp. If thorson ever starts an NFL game I’ll be shocked.
  8. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

    Well, he does have to beat out Nate Sudfeld and/or Cody Kessler ... stiff competition for sure. :)
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  9. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Which coaching staffs have pummeled KF more than Northwestern and Wisconsin?

    Kirk needs to cast off the "punch drunk" mantra on these two games to move beyond average.

    Time for Kirk and Son to get it done.
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  10. GVGiant44

    GVGiant44 Well-Known Member

    OK, so I got Purdue, Nebraska and Wisconsin terribly wrong. But who's making fun of my Minnesota prediction now? I know, they could easily lose out from here on in. But I saw the weak schedule from the beginning. With them having to play Penn State before they play us and us having to play at Wisconsin, and the Badgers now having to play in Columbus next week, it will be interesting to see where the three teams are going into the Goofer game on November 16th. But this Florida resident targeted this game early on and will be flying up to see it in four weeks. You can pick on my picks in person then.
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  11. HawkeyeDenis

    HawkeyeDenis Well-Known Member

    Pre season I put Minnesota 3rd best in the West. Now they are in contention. Gotta love this game!