Why even field a team then? Why ever play a game if we never have a shot at doing something big? Let me guess...its some lame ass excuse about population and recruiting? Or maybe it's that we are in the Midwest and sometimes it gets cold...damn cold? You and Jon are what aggravate me about some Iowa fans. Woe is us, we can't be good, excuse, excuse. All the while Wisconsin shows us that none of that stuff matters. Go away already...the whole lot of yous.I’m frustrated. I love Iowa Basketball. I want nothing more than to watch great basketball every year. Fran has brought some excitement back to the program. I’ve definitely been entertained the last 5 years. This year is brutal yes, it’s easy to call out Fran right now. Jon’s article is realistic, even if you disagree. We are never going to be Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, etc. The problem with it all is Iowa fans are rabid and have huge hearts. We are passionate. We want nothing more than to compete with the big boys every year. It often leads to major disappointment or major frustration, because in all reality, we will never compete with the big boys. Jon is realistic. Fran needs a longer leash. If it continues the next year or two..move on.
Iowa Basketball will never reach any of our expectations. It’s a hard thing to fathom. I struggle with it too. But at the end of the day, Duke is Duke and Iowa is Iowa..and it forever will be. Doesn’t matter who coaches.