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#oniowapod - Confidence is key and you need to see more of it

Stopping the run, Beathard keeping it together, life after VandeBerg

Personalized coffee mugs with the Hawkeye logo line the shelves at the Hawk Shop on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Coralville.



(Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Personalized coffee mugs with the Hawkeye logo line the shelves at the Hawk Shop on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Coralville. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

You guys are worried. And that’s OK.

Since the Iowa State victory, Iowa has lost to an FCS team at home and beat a Big Ten team that might win just one Big Ten game by a touchdown.

You have questions. Where is the team’s confidence level? That’s one of those unanswerables. You know it when you see it and you notice it’s gone when it’s not there. But it sometimes takes time to emerge.

Should you adjust your expectations? Sure, why not? It doesn’t cost anything. It doesn’t affect anything beyond your enjoyment and expectations for the season.

Team chemistry? Another kind of unanswerable that we, uh, try to answer.

Join Land of Ten’s Scott Doctherman and me for 1:30 hours of pure Hawkeye talk. The purest. 100 percent. This is like the “Narcos” of Hawkeye talk, just 100 percent less magical realism.

OK, there might be one magic trick. You’ll have to listen.

Thanks for the #oniowapod questions and comments and over/unders. Great over/unders this week, BTW.

And thanks for listening.

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