With all our grad./early departures,

Discussion in 'Football' started by Ian Pike Hammer, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    is it ok if we lose to Iowa St. this year? Saw a prediction that we would.
  2. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Not gonna happen.
  3. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    It has been pretty darn close for 3 years in a row. They are a good program right now, and there would be no shame in losing to them. Sometimes you lose to good teams...that's football.

    Of course, you work like hell to try to avoid it. I sure hope we keep the winning streak going, and I have a good feeling about this coming year.
  4. eyekwah

    eyekwah Well-Known Member

    I doubt there will be a game this year so it probably won't matter. It's not OK to lose to ISU if the game were played this year. ISU had a number of starters graduate or use up their eligibility. The game is in Iowa City do that is a plus.
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  5. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

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  6. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    This has the chance to be one of the best OL in KF's tenure. It is almost certainly best receiving core (DJK/McNutt may disagree). We have a legit stud RB with solid back-ups, and an emerging star at TE. We are breaking in a new QB, yes, but he has been in the program for 3 years, was a 4 star, and hey, its college and new QBs happen all the time.

    Iowa's defense is generally pretty consistently good.

    At home, we should be favored and win.
  7. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Not sure I agree on the Oline thing. I thinks it’s possible we can be slightly improved from last year but I’m not sure what that says. Linderbaum is a stud, Alaric could be but hasn’t been anything over just decent thus far. Cronk should be solid (but no Wirfs) and still no proof that we have legit guys in the guard sport.
  8. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I would much rather lose to Iowa State than Wisconsin or Minnesota. The only way we have a shot at the West this year is if we sweep Wisco and Minny and even then it will be tough.
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  9. koralakers

    koralakers Well-Known Member

    It’s crazy, we, as a developmental program (not loaded with 4-5 star talent like O$U), have put like 9 guys into the NFL early in last few years, yet, keep winning.
  10. cincyhawk

    cincyhawk Well-Known Member

    An offer from OSU or Alabama or Clemson automatically adds at least one star to your recruiting rating. Stars aren't a great predictor of individual performance. Hence, the lack of correlation between Iowa's stars and NFL players.

    Average stars on a whole team do indicate that the team will be good. It means that a team recruits from a talent pool that has a floor of at most 1.5 stars below its average. 4.5 * average teams are deeper and more resistant to critical injuries, which inevitably occur as the season progresses.

    Iowa puts lots of guys into the NFL as Juniors and Seniors, but they haven't been stacked up with backups at the NFL talent level until the last few years. As in, consecutive picks at multiple positions across multiple years. That has started happening, now, so it's an indication that Iowa's depth has increased.

    If this year's QB can be in the 18/5 TD/INT range,we might have a good ball-control offense. I'm concerned about DE and SS. Otherwise I think we have a solid unit.
  11. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Here’s some optimism on the DE spot. Obviously we can’t replace AJE however here is how I see it. Phil Parker has gotten much more creative with his pass rushing packages in recent years. Golston is very good against the run and I believe Waggoner and/or ZVV will be as well. The goal is to stop the run and get into pass rushing situations. That’s when PP can get creative with a guy like Joe Evans (4 sacks last year). Nixon was on the pass rushing package last year and he and Golston should improve. Could we see a guy like Jestin Jacobs in the pass rushing package, or a true freshman like Deontae Craig or Logan Jones? I think PP will figure out a way to generate some pressure.
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  12. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    Iowa never loses to Iowa State. Some years they don't win, but they never lose to the Clones.
  13. Bordone

    Bordone Well-Known Member

    Not worried about the offense unless none of our qb's pan out. It will depend on the Defense, won't have much depth on the d line after the starters and lost our three best back 7 players.
  14. dahlhawk

    dahlhawk Well-Known Member

    Ok to lose to the clowns??? Is it ok that the German's bombed Pearl Harbor? Is it ok how the last season of GOT ended? Is it ok that Eugene cut his mullet on "The Walking Dead"? Hell No!!
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