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    Epenesa going pro

    This is correct. Iowa fan here, and Iowa will not just plug in a guy who will be anywhere as close to as good as AJE. Teams not named Alabama, Clemson or OSU don't have 5-star, first round talent waiting to take over. They just don't. And even at that, few of those talents are the caliber of...
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    HCSF

    Fleck's schtick may wear out quickly in Minneapolis eventually, but when he came to Minnesota he had taken Western Michigan, which had been terrible, to the Cotton Bowl. He didn't do it by just out-recruiting everyone in the MAC, but by building a program. He's done the same at Minnesota. Right...
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    Scouting Iowa

    Cecil's analysis is spot on. He has a lot of connections to the Iowa program and I believe to the fine folks to the west of Iowa as well. As an Iowa fan, I admire how well Iowa plays team defense on a consistent basis. They have better talent on that side of the ball that most will acknowledge...
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    Iowa looked good again today

    Pay not much mind to cidsports. There are many discussions on the Iowa board about the philosophy and scheme for the running game due to what you pointed out in having 2 excellent tackles (and they are very good). The Iowa running game, as it is currently schemed and called, has been figured out...
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    Just now turned it to Sportscenter & George Kittle was bashing Nebraska

    Outsider here, but you have a good perspective. Nebraska will never be "irrelevant" due to your history and accomplishments, and people who say so are just trolling. As you mentioned, every program will have down periods, even Alabama. Although for the likes of Alabama or Ohio State, the down...
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    Iowa looked good again today

    Iowa has held 8 opponents to their lowest point total of the year (Rutgers, MTSU, Michigan, Penn State, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa State). It's not a dominant defense in term of not allowing yards (although Iowa is better than most) or bunches of tackles for loss. Just sound team...
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    B1G West

    agreed 100% on this, and I'm an Iowa fan. Iowa will find out a lot more about its team this weekend playing at Iowa State. Even if Iowa loses, the season isn't lost. But at some point, you need to play a good opponent and find out where you are. Rutgers has some individual talent, but is poorly...
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    “Iowa’s a bigger, stronger football team,” Frost said.

    Yes I thought Iowa overthought the fake FG. I get the reasoning that they had a chance to end the game, but at the time all the momentum was in Iowa's favor. Just kick the damn FG to go up 18 and at that point Nebraska mostly has to take the running game off the table. On the flip side, it was...
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    Recruiting gurus...

    It's an interesting debate. There seems to be quite a gulf between the classes in the top 5 of the country and those that are in the 20-35 range. If you don't have the classes in the top 5-10 of the country, then you need things to come together (have guys overperform, stay in school, favorable...
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    To beat Iowa (and Wisconsin) Huskers need to develop the lines

    This. It's not as easy as just handing the ball off every play. Iowa got the lead by successfully throwing the ball on running downs occasionally to keep Nebraska from just throwing 9 bodies at the line of scrimmage. Once momentum turned for Nebraska in the second half they capitalized (credit...
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    Attending a game in Iowa City

    Alum-Ni nails it. You could/might encounter a douche drunk Iowa fan that will be miserable, apologize in advance for that. But in general if you are friendly Iowa fans will reciprocate. I've been to Lincoln for every Iowa-Neb. game since you all joined the Big 10 and have enjoyed it every time...
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    Northwestern beats Michigan State with 8 yards rushing

    Doesn't run nearly as well as he did pre-injury. But he looked way more mobile and comfortable moving around yesterday that he did in Game 1 vs Purdue.
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    My gosh Ferentz is fleecing that university

    Yeah the contract is quite one-sided. The last extension after the 2015 season was basically a lifetime deal. No reason for the length of it at that point, as Ferentz was unlikely to go elsewhere in his 60s. That said, the contract isn't terrible as long as Ferentz wins 8 games and gets 1-2 more...
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    Bill Devaney

    Each program can do what they want, but if I'm the coach I don't want an overseer of the program who isn't the AD and who isn't someone I'm familiar with.
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    Iowa Game

    Walk-on, not sure he was ever on scholarship. Didn't play a whole lot, but self-made type of guy, smart and tough. His position coach at Iowa was Joe Philbin, who went on to be on the Packers staff for many years and then head coach with the Dolphins. He's paid his dues at various places. My...
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    Sure it has been said...when will Wisconsin game time be announced? Up until the end???

    Typical windows are 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. This year with FOX having some games on FS1 it looks like the 3:00 window is also in play. And obviously night game, which this game is a good candidate for.
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    Are IOWA fans...

    It's not terribly surprising that fans end up liking sports their school is really good at. Baseball of course is way more relevant nationally than wrestling (even college baseball). Anyone who says so just isn't paying attention. Iowa's baseball history is not great to be kind, but Heller has...
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    26 May (Early Game): Nebraseball wearing alternate scarlet jerseys, grey pants, and red hats.

    It was a tight game like they all have been between the 2 teams this year. Iowa's pitching has been middle of the road for the league this year. 2 guys projected to be weekend starters missed basically the entire season (1 of them made 1 start), so the fact they were middle of the pack this year...
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    Husker Baseball vs Iowa 4/15

    Context HuskerDoo. The weekend Iowa went down to Manhattan they were without Gallagher (the Friday night starter), and Eldred (the Saturday starter) had just been lost for the season due to an arm injury. So all things considered, winning 1 of 3 against K-State was understandable. The losses to...
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    Michigan at NU Basketball

    Outsider here, but from my perspective this is 100% correct. The coach should have the full backing of the administration to tell fans/parents to go pound sand if they are upset over some meaningless double-digit scoring streak being ended when the team is losing by 36 at home on Senior Day. Who...