Connor McLaughlin

Discussion in 'Football' started by BrianFerentzForPresident, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    That Miami team was loaded, no doubt, but still lost to an OSU team I'm positive we could have taken.

    I think it had more to do with the fact that USC was also red hot, and KF hadn't fully realized his bowl prep strategy, which he changed the next year.
     
  2. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I think USC and Miami were easily the 2 best teams that year. USC was just a terrible matchup for the Hawks. I think Iowa was easily the 3rd best team in the nation.
     
  3. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we totally leapfrog O$U and Miami/FL. Totally.:rolleyes:
     
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  4. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Iowa was loaded too.
     
  5. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    We were indeed. Similar to 1987 Iowa basketball team.
     
  6. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    Iowa played like shite that game...score was tied at half-time. Only thing memorable was CJ Jones See U Later!
     
  7. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Think Iowa still suffered from adjusting to real speed. Iowa teams today seem faster in the interior.
     
  8. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    That bowl was about routine/prep. Yes, U$C had more "team speed", but the Hawks had plenty of their own.

    We weren't prepared for the heat/humidity (that's still a problem in Miami in December, at night), and the whole "routine" that week was loose/relaxed.
     
  9. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Nate Kaeding missing like a 27 yard FG right before halftime stands out too.
     
  10. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Well I certainly hope you are right. Compete with Wisky and WIN a division title on a regular basis would be great. Then I would be satisfied . Wisconsin certainly isn’t Alabama and there is no reason we shouldn’t be able to win as many division titles as they do. We all know that hasn’t been happening.

    So when the term “Kirk is Building” is used then it can touch a nerve. What makes people think after twenty years things are going to change to the point that we can finally start winning division titles? When we have to scratch and fight like hell just to beat the Purdue’s, Northwestern’s, and Wisconsin’s who were generally in the lower tier of the Big Ten conference, then I think it is time for concern.

    If the recruiting is picking up after twenty years then I hope it shows itself in results. Then I will feel better about the situation. For now it’s just talk as I see the typical three star recruits roll in. I just don’t see the changes in recruiting that some of you are claiming. We should be well past the rebuild stage and be at the RELOAD stage. Wisconsin doesn’t seem to have this problem.
     
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  11. Jonrn

    Jonrn Well-Known Member

    This is hypothetically true, but Iowa has been putting guys in the NFL for years, and I’ve seen no reflection of this in recruiting, or really in better records besides 2015.
     
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  12. Jonrn

    Jonrn Well-Known Member

    Its called a message board, this is the way they’ve been for 20 years.
     
  13. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member


    I'm not sure if anyone has told you this, but Wisconsin is pretty much a top 10 program lately. You think it's easy for Iowa to be a top 10 program? Wisconsin is breaking the odds right now, and it won't last long. We were breaking the odds in the 80s. We were breaking the odds in the early 2000s. We will eventually break the odds again. Iowa will never be a blue blood who maintains being a top 10 program forever. Neither is Wisconsin.
     
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  14. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Every since the new facilities opened recruiting has gotten better.
     
  15. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    People telling other people that those people annoy them are the most annoying people in our society.
     
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  16. Jonrn

    Jonrn Well-Known Member

    Kirks done building. Kirk is maintaining 8-4 and has been for 12-15 years. The older I get the more I appreciate 8-4. Could they do better with someone else? Maybe, but probably not and I don’t trust Barta to ever make a hire, so 8-4 it is and it’s not the worst thing in the world.

    I live in Florida (regrettably) and I’ve seen Florida trip over their feet with musschamp and mcilwain, and saw Florida state go 7-5 and 5-7 with a checked out jimbo fisher and with willie Taggart in way over his head. I saw the once great Miami turn into an also ran with sanctions, al Golden, randy Shannon and mark richt.

    Sometimes 8-4 is not the worst. Kirk can do 8-4
     
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  17. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I also don't believe for a second that BigD would be satisfied with winning divisions on a regular basis. We would just see a lot of posts saying that settling for division titles is for losers and fans who don't demand more (whatever that means) are losers too. Also the division titles would be fools gold because our schedule.
     
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  18. MoseSchrute

    MoseSchrute Well-Known Member

    Agreed, sir. It's all relative. Sure, we may be recruiting better, but other teams are, too. I still think we lack difference makers on offense. That's what good offensive coaches go for. We go for role players.
     
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  20. eledmonster

    eledmonster Well-Known Dog

    Kind of what i expected but a shame.
     
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