Let alone be in 9th place for W's in the entire sport the last 5 years. It's actually incredible. Iowa is very much at a crossroad this season. I'm hoping they can win 9+ but I am not as confident of it as I was 2 or 3 weeks ago.What's more amazing then that is the winning despite it... How many schools in the bottom 10-20 of overall O have winning records?
Let alone be in 9th place for W's in the entire sport the last 5 years. It's actually incredible. Iowa is very much at a crossroad this season. I'm hoping they can win 9+ but I am not as confident of it as I was 2 or 3 weeks ago.
Winning against soft schedules. Continually winning games he’s supposed to and losing the ones he’s supposed to with extremely low varianceWhat's more amazing then that is the winning despite it... How many schools in the bottom 10-20 of overall O have winning records?
No it isn’t.
You must be retired.The other two legs of our wobbly table....
Iowa is better than 128 teams in avg. net yards on punting.
Iowa is better than 120 teams in avg. kickoff return yardage for, and tied with 113 other teams with 0 TDs on kickoff returns.
Iowa is better than 100 teams in avg. punt return yardage for, and tied with 15 other teams who have 1 TD off punt returns.
Iowa is better than 112 other teams and tied with 4 other teams in field goal percentage, and is in about the same spot for total field goals made.
Iowa is better than 113 other teams in yards allowed per play.
Iowa is better than 119 other teams in total offensive touchdowns allowed.*
Iowa is tied with about 50 teams with 1 defensive touchdown. 21 teams have 2 or 3 defensive touchdowns.
Iowa is tied with 16 teams, and trail 50 others in total turnovers gained by the defense.
* 3 of the teams ahead of Iowa have only played 4 games.
This is entirely how our wobbly table is 4-1.
I was going to name Taylor as the current favorite for MVP. I mean, only one team with better #s out there. BUT, there is also the rest of the squad that contributes to the second highest punt avg.
And I was going to name a tie for second between DeJean and Higgins, who is third in "total tackles".
I think at this point, it's DeJean. Only 10 teams with better kickoff returns. Only 30 teams with better punt returns. And better than 115 teams in punt returns for touchdowns. But, he is a significant part to the two good legs of our table.
Therefore, Cooper DeJean is the current MVP.
Also, LeVar Woods and Phil Parker are both very special coaches. (And Kirk Ferentz. I don't mind saying it. But, he's on a bit of a short leash at the moment with me.)
That's what's allowed for it to happen I agree. Iowa's started to get smacked around by the PSUs Michigans OSUs etc. We just play the MNs, Northwesterns and ILs more often. The thing is the other teams should Iowa's been beating should be kicking themselves.Winning against soft schedules. Continually winning games he’s supposed to and losing the ones he’s supposed to with extremely low variance
You must be retired.
Interesting indeed, though.
Nah, not that old yet. I own the place so I can take a long lunch if I want. Also my wife packed me some pudding today, so I'm savoring it and taking extra long.
Also, I think numbers don't lie. They don't always tell the whole story. But they don't lie. I've never been a numbers guy. I usually go from the gut. But, now that I operate my own business, numbers really are important bits of information. While they never tell the whole story, they can give you a pretty good framework of a story. And the story on the Brian experiment has gone from a groaner to a horror story. It has NEVER had a spark of life.
Good path for you. Interesting. What line of business are you in?
Small factory. Family biz. Manufacture our own product lines used in food handling and whatnot. Basically found niches over the years that nobody else makes, or wants to make, or can't make as well we can, and really aren't justifiably importable. Only sell to distributors so our marketing budget is $7.99/month for a website and we have no sales staff. Gotten enough market share in some areas, we've ended up re-homing some other things because importing is a massive headache for everybody.
Pretty good gig. Long lunches. Plenty of time to messageboard and TikTok doom scroll. Until it isn't and I have to deal with real issues. Meh, only a couple times a week.
If it weren't for this biz, I'd still be in Iowa.