All good things come to an end." Chris asks "Fire Ferentz?" I say asks because he used the ever useful question mark. Chris also uses hard hitting supporting arguments like "And no one should be willing to accept a 5-7 record when Coach Kirk Ferentz is paid $3.5 million annually." He did include his belief that "Ferentz seems like a good guy and he has been a good coach" but concludes again with the salary argument. I'm not a regular reader of the Muscatine Journal but hard hitting stuff like this from Chris Steinbach might just earn them a bookmark.
Marc Morehouse, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, has the breakdown from Kirk Ferentz's weekly call-in show from Carlos O'Kelly's. Sounds like we'll see freshman running back Mi'Kail McCall this week. Also, wide receiver Keenan Davis should be back in action after suffering an ankle sprain against Indiana.
Raise your hand if you were surprised to see Iowa was only a four point underdog in Saturday's match-up with Michigan. Ryan Suchomel, of Hawk Central, was too, in fact he wrote about it.
Here are some more links you should give a read:
‘The cavalry isn’t coming’
Jordan Bernstine proves his doubters were wrong
Hawks need all of their weapons for Wolverines
Iowa special teams gains, but not disaster-proof
11/1/2011: Iowa football notebook
Harty: Is Ferentz’s way still working?
Ferentz says he missed the call
Barta: ‘Ferentz the best coach for Iowa’
Home is where the heart is for Hawkeyes
Erratic Iowa sends mixed messages to fans
Tuesday video — ‘Put that on me’
Tuesday video — White’s view of onside kick
Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz shoots down Mike Stoops rumor
Transcript: Kirk Ferentz Tuesday press conference
Iowa Football to Observe Veteran's Day
Introducing BHGP Bingo For Iowa Football
Big D-lineman to visit Iowa this weekend
Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ breaks down Michigan-Iowa
The Top Ten Reasons Why Iowa Will Lose To Michigan!
Video: Previewing Michigan at Iowa
Behind the Numbers: Week 10 Iowa vs Michigan
11/3/2011: Talkin’ Hawks podcast (Iowa vs. Michigan)
Dwight Named Honorary Captain
Coach Ferentz Tuesday Press Conference Transcript
The Quickest Slant — No Hawkeye the Lab
McNutt named finalist for award
Statistical In-Ferentz, Week 9: Stuck Between Stations
Coker impresses with bruising runs
Guthrie Makes Ray Guy Watch List
Whew, that's a lot of links. Sorry for the info overload but it took me a few days to be able to open the Google Reader again (thanks Minnesota). But I'm not done. Above is from Iowa media, now here is what the Michigan media is saying:
Michigan football still 'in transition,' Brady Hoke says
ESPN analyst Mark Schlabach picks Iowa over Michigan
Brady Hoke unconcerned about latest player departure
Michigan Football Report: Wolverines Prepare for Physical Iowa Team
Brady Hoke: Wolverines' Jordan Kovacs expected to play Saturday
Upon Further Review 2011: Defense vs Purdue
Opponent Watch: Week 9
Yards, Points, and Predictions: Iowa
Week 8 Trend Report
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