Some of this week's comments are hilarious!!!!!
Looking forward to next week where most teams are ready to rrruuuuuuummmmbbbllleee into conference play!
Let's see what these fans had to say about this week...
Silver Fox: Here comes week 4 already! Whew! What a game last Saturday against Pitt. Pitt was better than I thought. And the Hawks finally came out of their sleepwalk in the fourth quarter. Yes, Vanderburg was dynamite in the comeback. But, the thing I liked even better was how fired up the defense got-finally! You could see it in the body language. Hope it's a constant. And does anybody know of there's a better group of wide receivers in college football than McNutt, K. Davis, and Martin-Manley? Now, it's up to Vandenburg and the offense to take advantage of that group- at least until we can get Coker to stop being so tentative and run like he did last year. And I don't think we should take Louisiana-Monroe lightly, because they played well against TCU last week. Plus, I think they played their first game against Auburn (LSU, I'm not sure). Like always, GO HAWKS!!!
Black And Gold Girl: In true Iowa fashion, the last two weeks took us down to the 4th quarter and then some. I don't look for the same experience in the upcoming game against ULM, but the Hawks have proven that you just never know. If we can play every quarter like we did the 4th quarter last week, we'll be back on our feet in no time.
Hawkinator: Well...coming off of last weeks "eeker" we are cautiously optimistic for the upcoming game against "Loser"anna-Monroe. :) Hopefully VanDenburg and the offense can play more than one quarter this week!! And, of course, we are pessimistically optimistic (hmmm) that our young safety's and lineman can keep improving their tackling and blitzing skills. In the end there will be too much of that "Iowa" thing going on for "Loser"anna to survive and we will dominate! Our prediction is IOWA 38 to LM 10. GO HAWKS!!
Turnkey Tim: My comments are going to be short this week because I’m hammer down getting cars ready to sell. Last week was certainly a thriller. It was great to see the Hawks come back in record setting style and get the victory over Pitt. The cat’s out of the bag with what Vandenberg and company can do on offense. When James Vandenberg came to Iowa, he was the most prolific passer in history in the state of Iowa; I think I now know why. Vandy is going to go on to be a great qb and I feel we have the best set of receivers not only in the Big 10 but possible in the country. Again, Soup Campbell’s cone a fantastic job with the receiver; he’s one of the best and it finally showed up on the field. Special teams were a lot better this past week. The defense rallied around the offense, got riled up and did an amazing job in the 4th quarter. This weeks game against UL-Monroe should be another tune-up game but don’t forget they pushed TCU pretty good for a while last week. They run a 3-3-5 defense which we don’t see all that often. It should be interesting to prepare for. Word is Coker is dinged up at running back and to me hasn’t looked at last season’s form yet this year. We need to develop some depth at running back. I’m looking to see how they handle that this week. All in all Turnkey Tim sells 2 cars this weekend and the Hawks win 32-17.
Buck-I: Well.... I guess I was a little off on last weeks outcome. Jordan Hall coming back was really the only bright spot. As I was hoping, this week we will see true freshman Braxton Miller starting at qb. Miller did make mistakes last week but being pulled right after one is not a good idea in my mind. Colorado coming up this week will be a good time to start Miller to give him some experience and confidence before the conference games coming up. Following are my big ten power ratings. GO BUCKS!!!
5) Ohio St
7) Michigan St
8) Penn St
Bo Big Red: Nebraska is on the road this week to wyoming another undeafeted team,but the last time the cowboys went 3 and 0 was 16 years ago and it won't be 4 and 0 this week at least not by the cowboy's.Nebraska moved up 2 in the rankings from #11 team in the Nation to #9 Wyoming has had success, and only game plan is have their freshman quarterback to hand off to their only good player the full back ,who is good,but let's be honest, to beat NEBRASKA you will not run over them,so when the freshman starts to pass,he will be picked off or sacked !!!! the BLACKSHIRTS are back !!!!!!! NEBRASKA BY 21 AT THE HALF.2nd HALF THE GET EVEN BETTER BO BIG RED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wisconsin Steve: Wisconsin Steve signing in albiet late! Been a long week here in the State of Wisconsin. Through the first three games Badgers 128 the unlucky foes 24. The prediction is they might hit tripple digits this week. Badger Russell Wilson is now on the short list for the Hiesman Award.........and only six in the Nation? Bring on Nebraska. PS: They moved the game time back......National TV? Ahhhhhh, life in the State of Wisconsin right now.......it couldn't get much better. Hey Tim........... good luck....let's hope your Hawks come out gunning this week! Wisconsin Steve signing out until next week...........
Bill's Big 10 Corner:
Bill: Not many competitive games this weekend so let's look at my Big 10 power ratings.
5) Penn St
6) Ohio St
8) Michigan St
Bevo jr: ‘Bye’ week this Saturday after a great win against UCLA, 49-20. UT is now 3-0, (same as last year B4 the house of cards started crumbling).
The frosh & sophs are coming along very well on a very young Texas team. No major injuries so we will use the extra time to keep learning (new) coach Brian Harsin’s new playbook. Longhorns are havin’ a ball with the variety of plays and new looks. Hard bumps in the road ahead, for sure, but football in Austin is more fun than it’s been in 5 years. It’s a new day, it’s a new feeling.
Former starting QB Garrett Gilbert had shoulder surgery on Tuesday, and is out for the rest of the season.
Big 12 games to watch:
-Okla vs Missouri in Norman (Show me something MO);
- “points machine” Okla State vs lame-duck A&M (will their minds be in the game or thinking about moving their campus to Gooberville Mississippi?)
-Kansas State vs Miami in Thugsville USA (on 2nd thought, muggings are not all that fun to watch)
Power Ratings is a good idea; here’s how I see the Big 12:
2) Oklahoma State
3) Everybody else*
*lame ducks not included in Power Ratings (See SEC)
OU is still #1 until somebody finds their g-spot. Stoops is one of the best coaches in the game. It hurts to say that, but it’s true.
NEWSFLASH - The Big 12 is not flatlined yet; CPR is being attempted as we speak. HOOK ‘EM!
Hullabaloo: Like they say in those beer commercials: Here we go! Preseason is finally over and we finally get to see how good this team really is. ESPN won’t admit it but this is the college football game of the week as the Aggies (#9) host the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This will be a battle of the two best offenses in the Big 12 so the winner will be the team that plays a little defense. So the Aggie defense has to play well up front and keep Brandon Weeden uncomfortable. Weeden has been a bit loose with the football this year but it hasn’t hurt him against inferior competition. The Aggies have to force turnovers and make OSU pay for them. Cliché but the team with the fewest turnovers will win. Two pretty evenly matched teams but the Kyle Field advantage will be the difference. A&M 44 – OSU 34. Look for Ryan Tannehill and Cyrus Gray to have a huge games. Farmers Fight!
Red 5 Standing By:
Would Love To Have Volunteer Fan Commentators From:
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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