If I was a good blogger, I would have started this feature a few months back. But I'm a half-assed blogger, so you'll just have to live with getting it now (and for the duration of the season). What is it? Pretty simple: I ask questions of an opposing team's blogger, they answer. A truly revolutionary idea, no? Next up: Friend of the Pants Joe Kutsunis. from SBN's excellent Illinois blog, Hail to the Orange.
They know what's going on with Bruce Weber, and they pretty much have accepted it I think.
That said, the Todd Lickliter years really made Iowa a lot harder to hate. A little too one sided.
My enduring memory will likely be of the 2004 2005 team, because it was one of the most exciting basketball seasons I, or anyone, has ever seen, and I really do think that Bruce Weber's coaching was the reason they got so far.
That said, since Dee Brown left, Illinois is like six or seven games below .500 in the Big Ten. They haven't even been a threat for a Big Ten title for four years. At a certain point, this just need to change. How many seasons without making a bowl would Iowa fans tolerate from Kirk Ferentz?
Thanks for being a good sport, Joe. Be sure to check out Joe and the rest of the HTTO gang over at Hail to the Orange. You can also follow Joe on the Twitters here. The Iowa-Illinois game is in Champaign, IL on Sunday, February 26rd at 5pm CT, with television coverage from BTN. Oh, and Gus Johnson will have the call.