Sunday, September 12, 2010
Rivalry Week (ISU) | Random Thoughts and a Final Look
Okay, so random thoughts?
After tinkering with the nickle and some 3-5-3 alignments on defense it appears Norm Parker has the spread-read-option figured out. Of course, it helps when you have NFL caliber talent all across the defensive line.
For being the concern of the summer, Iowa's Oline has been a pleasant surprise. It's tough to gauge with the defenses Iowa has faced thus far but I'm impressed. I'm really looking forward to Adam Gettis getting back and seeing what he's got.
It was nice to see Prater on the field and rip down his first interception of the season.
Eastern Illinois lost 37-7 yesterday to Central Arkansas. Iowa State may very well finish the season with only three wins. While I think Iowa has dominated like they should, it may be because of very poor opponents. Saturday will surely be a nice measuring stick.
In a way too early look at Bowl predictions, Off Tackle Empire has the Hawks matched up against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg is telling us What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2
From Hawk Central, we get:
Iowa 35, Iowa State 7 (Links)
Hawkeye Nation's Jon Miller posts Iowa & Arizona NCAA Stat Rankings
Clete Thomas, of THOnline, says that Iowa 'D' stuffs 'Clones
From the Marshalltown Times-Republican, Hampton back with a vengeance for Hawkeyes
Looking ahead, the Arizona Daily Star says Defense faces tough week
Mike Hlas, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, shares his Associated Press Top 25 ballot for Week 2
Also from the Gazette, Marc Morehouse has his The Last Call — The long ball
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