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    Starting 5

    I was listening to the new HN podcast and the predicted starting 5 for next season were Uhlis, Perkins, PM, Kris, and Flip. Based upon last season's minutes that is a reasonable prediction, but I hope it is not accurate. That is an offensively challenged starting line-up to say the least. You...
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    Saban Calls Out NIL Abuse

    Shocker. The guy who has been winning the game for the last decade plus doesn't like it when the rules shift dramatically. That said, pretty ballsy to be calling out specific program by name, especially someone within his conference. And, while he identifies the problem, I don't see him...
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    Iowa Ranked 6th Nationally When Measuring MBB and Football Together

    Barta takes a lot of abuse on this board. Some of it deserved. But, any major college AD is primarily measured by the MBB and football programs. By that measure, Barta is doing his job and then some. Add to that a wrestling program that consistently contends for titles, a baseball program...
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    Excited for the Women's Game

    I am as deflated as anyone about yesterday's game, but I watched a few women's games this year and I watched their Big Ten tourney run. They are good and fun to watch. They run and gun a lot like the men. Maybe we can wipe some of the gloom and doom off of this Board if we get behind the...
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    Handshake Lines Moving Forward

    Setting aside discipline for the actual brawl (and yes, Howard should have a very long timeout along with others), here is what I would do if I am the Commish. Send a letter to every school that says: Handshake lines will continue. They are an important part of sportsmanship and part of our...
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    Why Fran was right and wrong on JBO

    Look, it won't be hard to find posts from me suggesting JBO's minutes should go elsewhere. Happy he was on the court the last few nights and I love to eat crow. But, the debate is not over. Here is how Fran was right to stick with JBO. Fran knows that this team is not going anywhere without...
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    OT: Pro Bowl

    This is OT, but the Board is slow right now. Anyway, I am in Vegas and watched the Iowa game at the Aria Sports Book and was forced to endure also watching the Pro Bowl. Can we all agree that the game is a joke and absolutely unwatchable? It is an affront to football. That said, I don't...
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    Harbaugh to the Vikings

    A couple of reporters and a lot of internet echo suggesting that the Vikes will hire Mr. Khakis as its new coach. As a Vikings fan I am pretty okay with this. As obnoxious as the guy is, he has won every place he has coached. He does pretty well with accurate, average arm pocket QBs (although...
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    A lot of Clowns Running for the Portal

    I have read a couple cryptic notes online about something going on. Between the decommits and a large number of starters/contributors leaving, sure smellls fishy...
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    Iowa's Path to the Playoffs!!!!

    Okay, hear me out. My 16 year old suggested this. I laughed and said not even 1% possible. He then walked me through the 4 game parlay. I then laughed again and conceded its possible. Here it goes: 1. Georgia murders Bama. I mean murders. Embarrassed. 2. Cincy loses to Houston. 3...
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    CJ Frederick

    Saw multiple stories during the blackout that he is out for the season due to injury. I really don't like how I feel about this. I usually don't root against kids when they leave the program, and I certainly don't like it when a young man suffers a serious injury. But, I was not particularly...
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    Vote is still out on this season

    Gents: The reality is that we were playing above our heads the first part of this season with incredibly good fortune in TOs and a lack of injury. Dreams of the playoffs were fun for a while when we reached 2 in the country, but that wasn't likely even then. Going into the season, I think...
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    If Iowa wins against PSU, the only other team that could get to Indy in the West is......

    Minnesota. Hear me out. Iowa could still lose a couple games. Its a long season. I don't see us losing three games, however. Not with what we have left. So, you have to look at who could end the season with just two conference losses. In order of least likely: Illinois/NW/Purdue. No...
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    Nebbie's Game Tonight Likely Decides Frost's Fate

    Since we are off and basking in the big victory, thought I would analyze the CornFuskers remaining fate, especially given that we will be facing them for some likely high stakes on Black Friday. First, unlike the media and the Sand People fan base, I would posit that Nebraska is playing well...
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    If Iowa Goes Chalk, We Go 10-2

    Let's say Iowa wins every game it is favored in and loses every game it is a dog. They should go 10-2. Iowa is favored at home against Hoosiers and is a dog against the Clowns. If they come out of that as scheduled, Iowa should still be ranked in the Top 20. They then have two cupcakes and...
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    JBO Update?

    At the risk of flogging a long deceased horse, is there any information on JBO's current health status? Does anyone know if he was hospitalized overnight, or just treated and released? Hope he is or has recovered.
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    A positive spin on CJF Transfer

    I expect that CJ will be a solid contributor to a good Kentucky team next year, maybe even a starter. This situation is similar to Isaiah Moss going to Kansas in some ways. They both seemed to want a change of scenery and were presented with an amazing collegiate BB opportunity. So, in the...
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    The Veteran Starting Line-up?

    The most likely starting line-up would be one of the most experienced teams in terms of starts in the conference. JT: Nearly one full season as the starting PG and a year as the backup. Junior JBO: Most starts since the Bible starting tracking such things. Red Shirt Doctoral Candidate. CMAC...
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    Hindsight is 20/20, but....

    It seems clear enough that both Nixon and Jackson could have benefitted from returning to Iowa for an additional year. I know that injuries are possible and the real money is getting to that second deal. But, many guys only get one contract. If you look at the signing bonus even between a...
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    Expectations for Next Season (best and worst)

    We Could Be Great I could get really excited for next year if we land Robbins and JW decides to come back. Both are far from certain and some would say not likely. If so, we would not have a huge drop-off at center. Robbins can be a 16-10 dude with Josh spelling him. We lose scoring, of...
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