Howe: Setting the Record Straight on Oliver Martin

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Addressing the rumors and speculation regarding the newest Hawkeye:

  2. Casey388

    Casey388 Well-Known Member

    Great take @RobHowe. Who cares what the reason is. It isn't for us to be concerned with. He felt he should come back home, and who are we to look down on him on that. He can help this team, be it this year or next year. All Hawkeye fans should be happy to have him in the fold.
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  3. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    I've always had this weird sense he was going to end up in a Hawkeye uniform in the end. Not sure why, I just did. I have no problem with a guy/girl wanting to go for the top bar in his/her eyes. I welcome him on the team. It is so petty to have an issue about a 18-20 year old players recruiting decisions.

    I've always stated that recruiting the local top rated players may be the most difficult. Most people want to go out and spread their wings away from home at that age. I think people assume a player would want to stay home or go to the local university, but, I actually think the opposite happens more. I think the recruiting of top local talent is more difficult, especially when blue bloods come knocking on doors. See Roy Williams.
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  4. eledmonster

    eledmonster Well-Known Dog

    Great piece Rob! Kudos. Context is always very useful and you have supplied much. Didn't take into account the changes in offensive coaching and that was a mistake on my part.
    I'm glad Oliver is aboard.
  5. DonGately

    DonGately Member

    "No apologies necessary," except maybe from Drake Kulick.
  6. WinOneThisCentury

    WinOneThisCentury Well-Known Member

    Only in Hawkeyeland can you complain about our WRs for years, then get the transfer of a legitimate four star guy with a great work ethic, some experience in big time football, yet still find a way to complain about why he didn't sign with Iowa in the first place or that he's obviously is not that good.

    Our WR room just got better...whether he plays this year or not. Welcome back home Oliver. Here's hoping the NCAA buys your argument on a waiver for 2019.
  7. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    Howe vs. Kulick, a battle of wills
    Different takes on Martin and Hawk transfer ills
    Is the kid a prima donna? Howe says no
    Blue collar working, while stealing the show
    A win-win for Hawk fans, a virtual no-fee?
    Martin's down-home as the scrapped Cy-Hawk trophy
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  8. Denverhawk1

    Denverhawk1 Well-Known Member

    Nice piece. Just out of curiosity, when was Allen Trieu a colleague of yours? I like that podcast. Listen to it almost every week. Has some Penn State and Ohio State bias, but I still like it.
  9. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    A guy graduates from college and rather than taking the job near his home, he takes a job with one of best companies in the country that pays him a good salary and lays out a solid future for him. He's doing well there and by all accounts he is on the right track to success. Two years into that job, despite it being a really good job from all outward appearances he realizes this isn't what he wants, he decides to leave that employer and take that job that was closer to home that he sees as a better fit for himself and his future.

    Is that guy to be derided for his career choices?

    Also : I don't get the hostility from Kulick. That seems unprecedented, a former player calling out another player; at least for something like this, it's not as if Martin committed a felony or some other horrible act to warrant such harsh words.
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  10. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Great read, Rob. One of your best actually.

    Does Kulick ever come to visit during practices?

  11. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    I just read the story on what it took Ryan Boyle to graduate in 3 years. It ain't easy even if you are smart.

    I assume Martin did the math. Either stay another year in a place you don't want to be, take an intense workload of classes in an attempt to graduate in 3 years, all so you can split time with 5 other WR's in a new offense.

    Or transfer to the place you want to be now, sit out a year, take a more relaxed class schedule, and start learning the offense you will end up playing in 2020 and 2021.
  12. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I worked with Allen at for about a decade. Still consider him a friend. He and Steve do a good job.

    Thanks for the kind words, you guys.
  13. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    According to his twitter he is moving to Arizona or SW US today. So he won't be in the area.
  14. BrianFerentzForPresident

    BrianFerentzForPresident Well-Known Member

    There’s far too much testosterone here for poetry.
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  15. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    If OM is as hard working as we've been told, I imagine someone on the coaching staff (Doyle) will set Drake straight if he ever visits.
  16. koralakers

    koralakers Well-Known Member

    Well said Rob!! Welcome back to IC Ollie.
  17. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    Rap is poetry. I'd say there's a bit of testosterone (and cultural depravity) in that.
  18. BrianFerentzForPresident

    BrianFerentzForPresident Well-Known Member

    Debatable, but I’m not interested in getting quite that far off topic ;)
  19. HawkleberryFinn

    HawkleberryFinn Well-Known Member

    As long as it doesn't get into 1-800-Filipino territory, I don't care.
  20. BrianFerentzForPresident

    BrianFerentzForPresident Well-Known Member

    It can be quite easy to graduate in 3 years. I had a fairly easy time doing it with a computer science degree. I didn’t play football, but I did work forty hours a week. Just wanted to point out that it’s not particularly hard either if you’re focused and put in the work. Otherwise I agree with your analysis.