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I just wanted to start off and say I hope you all know I'm not trolling. I just wanted to check in on the other programs.
Obviously I'm a buckeye fan. Born bred in Columbus and Dayton Ohio. But I've always rooted for the other big ten teams when we weren't playing them. Well except for those in blue with the yellow stripes going down their back.
With that being said do you know if Iowa is going to make a step up this year? In your division I think braska and northwestern would probably be the favorites. Ttun should be down now that armpunt is gone.
I just hope that the conference recruits better and gets better talent overall. I'm so sick of the sec dominance and we all have to step up to take them down.
What say you hawkeyes?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Todd Worly 13 months ago
ESPN has you guys projected as a 3 seed.
For bball I could see that. I don't think osu has a great team this year. We don't have great shooters and nothing down low since sullinger left.
If you guys want to know anything about osu ask away.
I think there's some cautious optimism among the fan base that the team will be better in 2013 than in 2012. However, the schedule is much more difficult in terms of who Iowa plays and doesn't play in conference, so it's possible that the Hawkeyes will be a better team, but still have a disappointing record.
Is it fellow big tenner or fellow big tenor?
IMO, if Iowa plays .500 ball this year, it will be a great season. There are no gimmes except Missouri State and Western Michigan. Except for Ohio State, every other 2013 opponent, including Northern Illinois and ISU, played in a bowl game. Those 10 opponents' combined records were 85-47 (64%).
Every year, some underrated team surprises and has a great season but I just can't see the 2013 Hawkeyes falling into that category. If KF can run the tables on the 4 OOC opponents and then beats Minny away and MSU @ home to start 6-0, just one more win against the last 6, who combined to go 54-25 last year (68%), would make the Hawks bowl eligible.
See I think that you guys should expect better. Demand that ferentz work harder at recruiting and demand more from your program to pay for top notch assistants. I think Iowa should be a top 25 team year in and year out.
You've got great facilities, Fanbase, and cool uniforms. Don't allow the coaches and athletic department to be complacent.
Good luck this year.
I agree, our uniforms are the some of the best in the nation.
I'm not trying to be a jerk, but you need to look at Ferentz's buyout. I believe it's still north of $15 million.
It's pretty hard to make demands with a guy you cannot get rid of. Sure fans can vote with attendance, but in a state with very little for alternatives, I think it will take a multi-year collapse for ticket demand to see a significant drop-off.
I firmly believe that Kirk is a good man and I don't think he's consciously being lazy, but the contract he was given breeds complacency.
And good luck to you, too. I'm not sure what to expect out of Wisconsin this year, but I think you're Rose Bowl bound.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
I think he's an Ohio State fan, not a Wisconsin fan.
It'll definitely be interesting to see what happens with regards to ticket sales if Iowa continues to struggle. Like you said, I think it'd take at least another 2-3 years of .500 ball or worse before there's a significant drop-off.
Yes I am an osu fan. I really have never had problems with Iowa fans as since the split we haven't even played each other that much. I'm looking forward to playing you and northwestern again. Although at this point they look like the second or third best dig ten team at this point.
Wisky I think is headed for a couple of down years.
yeah, I meant that as wisky being the only real threat to tOSU.
This post was edited by Hawkeyefan 418 13 months ago
Gotcha, my bad!
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