Football Fiday Discussion on Saturday...what?
So I am on a little weekend get-away this weekend and that will be my excuse for getting Football Friday (notice the "Friday") Discussion to be posted on SATURDAY! SORRY! And since I am on a weird laptop that doesn't let me do any graphics and few colors, we're gonna do this black and white style :) Let's see what's going on Week 10!!!
Silver Fox:After last week's game, where do I begin? I guess with what's been my biggest concern all year-defense. I've had very little confidence in the front seven, but I still felt alright about the secondary, with the exception of Shaun Prater. Now I'd like to see Prater, Tanner Miller, and Jordan Bernstine replaced with the three young, aggressive, hard-hitting guys who are great on special teams kickoffs-B. J. Lowery, Nico Law, and Jordan Lomax. These guys are fast, all over the field, and love to hit. The few defensive series that they have been on the field, they have played this same way. They cover the receivers well. But, this probably won't happen because of Iowa's seniority system. Anyway, the only positive thing I have to say about last week is that Marcus Coker and Marvin McNutt were dynamite again. McNutt is the only player on this team who has a chance to be in the NFL next year. As for this week against Michigan-all I can do is hope for alot better effort and different result. Can Denard Robinson be somewhat contained by this Iowa defense?
Black And Gold Girl: There's no good way to spin last week's game - it was painful to watch and then the on side kick in the end turned the game in favor of Minnesota. With that being said, I look for Iowa to do better than many would expect against Michigan. I said before the season started that this would be a rebuilding year for Iowa and their record certainly reflects that. It feels like we're still trying to find our true offensive and defensive styles and define how all of the players will mesh together, and that's ok. If our offense clicks and our defense can stop Michigan from getting too many offensive yards, I think we could have a good outcome on Saturday.
Turnkey Tim: I'm still trying to get over the stunning loss to the golden Goophers.This year Iowa has played Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Good at home, terrible on the road. Michigan looks like a pretty solid team. I'm holding out hope but it looks almost impossible for Iowa to win today. To have any chance we have to play stellar on offense and the defense must improve dramatically. Should be a great day for a football game. Final Score Prediction 41-28 Michigan Go Hawks!!
Ace: Well how bet them Gophers!! Sooner or later they had to beat somebody and took advantage of the Hookeyes inability to cover or even think about defending an onside kick. Might just be another example of the Hawks defense not really being very good but I'm sure Coach Kill will take it. Nagurski is resting well this week but will be tossing and turning again as the Gopher travel to Spartiville. Doubt that another upset is going to take place but look for the Gophs to hang in there for awhile before sucumbing on a late Hail Mary, no wait that's what happens to Bulimias Badgers. Sorry I get confused with legends and leaders and God knows what else! They have got to come up with different names for the divisions.
BO BIG RED: Last week was a great upset over Michigan State,The Huskers looked better than eve and comming back home to play,Northwestern,should ,i say should tromp them especially,at home,Northwestern plays good on the road,but withe upset,last week took them from #12 in nation to #9 we are finally getting some respect!! And NOBODY comes in to our house and wins,NOBODY,(hear that hawkeye fans)
NEBRASKA by 21 pts at least!!!
BO BIG RED !!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill's Big 10 Corner
Bill says:Surprising loss for the Hawks on Saturday, I sure didn't see that one coming. Big 10 looks pretty easy this week, take all of the home teams except for the Hawks. I think Michigan will prevail over the Hawks in a hard fought game. For the Big 10 Championship game I am seeing Nebraska vs Ohio St. LSU vs Alabama, reserve the TV for Saturday night (7:00 pm on CBS) this should be quite a battle. The game appears to be very even ......... LSU more experience at QB with Ala having a better coach. When in doubt pick the home team ............ Roll Tide!!!
BEVO jr – Texas needs a win this weekend against Texas Tech’s aerial circus to become eligible; NOT an easy task. Which Tech team will show up in Austin – the one that beat Oklahoma (in Norman) or the one that was totally & completely embarrassed by Ia. State (in Lubbock)?
Longhorns will continue our rapidly escalating ‘Ground-and-Pound’ theme, with some passing to keep the defense honest. Horns CB’s & safeties will be kept busy by Tech’s flying circus – they always give us fits. Can’t wait to watch this game!
Whichever Tech team shows up, HORNS are READY! Texas wins 38 – 28.
Other very watchable games – Aggies @ OU, and K State @ Okla State; National championship implications for both. These are the Big 12 power players.
Boone's Boy: Pokes need to pick up where the Sooners left off last week and continue to pile up points on the Wildcats. Defense continues to improve and is near the top in the country in total interceptions. Weeden has been impressive in every game this year and has shown that he doesn’t need to rely solely on Blackmon to move the ball down the field.
Prediction #1 - I expect that Bullet, the horse that trots on the field after every Cowboy score, will rack up more yards than KSU. Prediction #2 – Cowboys 45 KSU 21.
Also, looking for LSU to hammer Alabama so that the Sooners move up in the polls leaving the December 3, 2011 showdown between OU and OSU to determine who goes to the National Championship game.
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Have Texas and Oklahoma State, Texas A&M...how about Oklahoma, Iowa State etc
Any fans out there? I have Colorado and Utah covered, how about other team fans?
Independent team fans?
Open to suggestions, Notre Dame? etc :)
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