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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hawkeyes Are Flying High

Click here for Charlottesvillain's outstanding post (he's of the TigerHawk blog) regarding Iowa Hawkeyes in the NFL draft.

Iowa Coach "Captain" Kirk Ferentz is great at developing talent, and next year promises to be one of the Hawkeyes' best in a long time. Remember the name Drew Tate, as this QB should merit Heisman consideration before the year is over. Also remember my prior post about top recruiting classe this past year in college football; Iowa was at the top of this year's heap.

Ohio State? Michigan?

They are the perennial bellwethers in the Big Ten.

But now it's time that they make room for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hawkeyes are in fact back at the top with the Big Two again, as they have been from time to time. Five draftees are two more than Michigan, though U of M had three of the top 33.

Fortunately for Iowa's reputation as the home of hard-working humble players, none of their draftees has yet been reported as having already ordered a Bentley.

It should be a good year at the top of the Big ten.

TIGOBLUE

2:46 PM  
Blogger SportsProf said...

Thanks, TIGOBLUE.

The Big Ten should be fun to watch next year. Did Braylon Edwards order the Bentley? It is a classy automobile, but if I were a rookie with bucks I'd remain humble on the "bling-age" until I actually started to produce.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

Another thing to watch is how many jobs (or rumors) Ferentz turns down this year.

10:03 PM  
Blogger SportsProf said...

Thanks, NateB, and welcome to the blog! Ferentz was rumored to be in the running for the Dolphins' job, and I had heard or read somewhere that he was interested in succeeding Joe Paterno at Penn State. It's funny, because the "up-and-coming" coaches tend to look for a platform where they can win a national title, but while on his way up a funny thing happened -- Ferentz has done an outstanding job at Iowa, and the Hawkeyes should be in the hunt for national titles over the course of the next several years. And that begs the question: why look to leave for another college job?

10:13 PM  

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