Illinois is still winnable


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but the rest of the schedule is in question. I will have to favor Purdue at home over Iowa. I hate to say this but I think Northwestern will be more than up for Iowa with a chance to win the West. Nebraska will see this Hawkeye game as the only Bowl game they get and a nice springboard into next season. I don't know what is going on at Iowa but am thinking there are major internal problems with the team. Whether it is the Fant controversy or struggles between Kirk and Brian, something is amiss. There is too much talent on this team for us to have witnessed the meltdowns in the Wisconsin and Penn State games. Both of those games could have and should have been won with ease by Iowa. 3 of the remaining 4 teams on our schedule will bring certain qualities with them that we seem to be lacking...Heart, Desire and Hunger. By the end of the season don't be surprised if our record is closer to 6-6 than the 12-0 record that could have been.