- From Mas Casa, a great in-depth look with college D-line coach Phil Burnett into the X's and O's of Iowa's offense and defense.
- The UI response to the report that Hubbard was forced out: "Both Gary Barta and coach McCaffery made their statements last week and we’re not commenting on speculation." So it looks like that's all we're going to get on this story. On the one hand, Iowa has probably judged the overall demand for an explanation correctly here (it's not super high), but on the other, a lack of comment serves to cement the best available rumor as fact (see Wegher, Brandon).
- Just a reminder that the PTL wraps up this Sunday. Anthony Hubbard's former team made it to the finals without him, and will face off against the Gatens/Basabe/Aaron White team at 4:30 for the title of "Kings of All North Liberty."
- If you're at all interested in learning how the particular split of Leaders and Legends came about, make sure to read Scott Dochterman's multi-part series on the negotiations. One lesson I took from it: getting to be in the same division with Northwestern was apparently quite the plum (because of recruiting and the fact that so many alums live in Chicago). So even if the chance to go to Ryan Field may not seem like such a thrill, be glad we landed in the division with the Wildcats.
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