No, blame the effing mongoloids that chased off the winningest coach in school history. They are to blame for the dramatic debacle of Alford and the disaster of Lickliter, the NCoY when hired. Alford was supposed to be the guy to take Iowa to the next level. Hottest coach that year. We can say the gutter was another level all right, and Lickliter couldn't see over the curb.Meh. What do you really expect against a no name school. Fran is good but he is a player developer and coaches a scheme that has a really high floor with a ceiling not much higher. People don’t have much hope that iowa could contend for a regular season big ten title or sweet 16. If there was reason to believe Iowas attendance would likely be closed to women’s program.
1999 was the last time iowa played with the last 16 teams. 1979 was the last time they big ten regular season champs. Fran has done good things, but average accomplishments really. A great program doesn’t go this long without sweet16. Don’t blame fans…
That's why continuity and consistency are important when you find it.