- The defensive line is making strides
- Minnesota is better than they were last year
- Iowa has to be ready for both Gopher quarterbacks
- Ferentz let's the coordinators coordinate
- B.J. Lowery likes to play Monopoly
- Jacob Hillyer is "climbing the ladder"
- Jordan Lomax's hamstring issue could last a couple more weeks
- Nothing new with Michael Malloy's status
- LeShun Daniels grasps concepts well, he doesn't seem overwelmed
- Baring injury, all other true freshmen will red-shirt
- Ferentz is in favor of Penn State's sanctions getting reduced
"Iowa is an emotional game, year in and year out, that's no shock. I think we learned in that game that you want to bring emotions to the game, but you don't want them to distract you and take away from the game. At the end of the day, just because you're more fired up for a certain game, it doesn't mean that you're automatically going to play better. You still have to focus on the game and the details is what it's going to take to win."
GOPHER FANS ARE NERVOUS. Despite scoring more points, rushing for more yards and committing less penalties this non-conference schedule, Gopher fans remember last season's Iowa-Minnesota game. GopherNation warns Gopher faithful not to assume a win this week and forget the notion that Iowa is "terrible." GopherNation decides not to pick a side though when it comes to predictions. He/she left an out by stating,
To be honest I would not be surprised to see the Gophers roll to a double-digit victory. Unfortunately I wouldn't be shocked to see Floyd making the trip back to Iowa City.
He/she wants to win though. Wants it bad. By 21+ even. Good luck Goldie.
YOU'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE GOOFS. "Fans shouldn't hold this team to the expectations a 4-0 record normally would suggest," writes Samuel Gordon of Minnesota Daily. Samuel is obviously a wide ole Gopher fan.
IOWA'S SPECIAL TEAMS ARE GETTING BETTER. Kirk Ferentz called Chris White's style developmental, which fits the Iowa philosophy. Kevonte Martin-Manley's 184 yards was a group effort Saturday. The other punt unit, especially Connor Kornbrath, performed well Saturday too.
FERENTZ HAS RESPECT FOR KILL. Ferentz recalls watching tape scouting Iowa State in 2010 when Kill's Northern Illinois team played them the week prior. Ferentz says Minnesota now looks like the NIU teams Kill had success coaching before. They're physical and run the ball well.
Minnesota is a perfect 4-0 but is only +15 ypg vs ZERO BCS conf opp including NMexSt and a WIllinois team that was 3-8 LY. Iowa is +152 ypg.— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) September 24, 2013
Iowa's four non-offensive TDs on Saturday were the most by a Big Ten team since Ohio State had four against Fresno State in 2000. #Hawkeyes— Matt Benson (@mbenson6) September 23, 2013
FBS plyrs w/4+ pass TD & 4+ rush TD thru first 4 career games since 2008: RG3 (2008), Johnny Football (2012) & Jake Rudock (2013). #Hawkeyes— Matt Benson (@mbenson6) September 22, 2013
Iowa-Michigan State will be on one of the ESPNs. Kickoff is 11 a.m.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) September 23, 2013
HEY, HOW ABOUT SOME EARLY BOWL PREDICTIONS? Prior to the season Iowa didn't show up on many of these. The Hawks still have three wins, all in the Big Ten conference schedule, before reaching bowl eligibility. The Sporting News thinks Iowa is heading to the Heart of Dallas Bowl to take on Marshall. ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards have Iowa getting to six wins. Schlabach puts Iowa in the Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. North Texas. Edwards says Iowa in the Texas Bowl against TCU.
LOT'S OF OTHER LINKS:
- Hawks Win in All Aspects of the Game
- BTN.com's 2013 noncon All-Big Ten Team
- Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 3 Recap
- Podcast: ‘On Iowa' looks to Big Ten play
- Kevonte Martin-Manley, Garcia Lane, and "Jug"
- Spartans' game at Iowa will be among biggest of Mark Dantonio era
- Bowl projections: Big Ten with 2 in BCS bowls?
- Martin-Manley knows which way to go
- 9/24/2013: Iowa football notebook
- Football Outsiders S&P+ Ratings
- Hawkeyes' Martin-Manley: Back to work after record returns
- Quarterback Mitch Leinder talks about how comfortable he is
- Vereen looking forward to four trophy games this year
- Sandy Boyd remembers meeting Floyd of Rosedale in the flesh and pigskin
- Field Hockey: Cafone Named B1G Player of the Week
- Chuck Long was impressed with C.J. Beathard
- Football Photo Friday at Kinnick
- On Iowa Podcast talks Big Ten
- Adam Haluska is an Ironman
- Maryland corner secures spot with Iowa
- Hlas Podcast: Patrick Reusse on Iowa-Minnesota
- 2013 Big Ten football TV schedule: Week Five
- Minnesota's Read Option Proves Powerful
- Over last 10 years, Iowa tops B1G in giving up 35 or less
- Iowa needs more Damond Powell
- The Hlist Week 4: Hawkeyes No. 5 in ball-hogging
- NCAA re-rank: Our list from 1-125
- Dienhart: My best of 2013 Big Ten noncon season
- The Daily Gopher Wants To Make a Difference for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
- Iowa-Minnesota match-up plays like old school football
- How The Gophers Can Win Back The Pig
- Gophers give no guarantees to injured football players