It's been a while.... Good luck in the Outback.... it has been somewhat of a disappointing season for you guys... a somewhat unexpected 8-4 for the Hawkeyes. We may have the best trio of linebackers in the country. Other than that, we have watched our secondary grow up some, but still a little suspect. Our D-line is pretty good and will slow your run game. We have trouble getting pressure, so we blitz a little more.... now that Norm Parker's retired. On offense, we have no stars to talk about. Our run game consists of maybe five plays. We went more and more to a three tight end set as the season progressed and it worked out pretty well. It's no secret what we're going to run... our zone block sweep left is only offset by our zone block sweep right. We throw to our tight ends a lot, sometimes they even catch the ball. You didn't get to see our run game in the CapOne, as we had lost our top four running backs. So this year you'll see vintage Iowa. Our D over all is pretty good. As usual, we are well-coached and stay in our lanes and fill the gaps. Nothing fancy, just good old hard-nosed football. It's a shame your qb is hurt. We, like you, would rather play the game at full force. I hate excuses from either side, win or lose, so it's is a pity we're not both at full force.