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Gary Dolphin called RB Mark Weisman 'Weisy.”
So, here we go tonight.
Dolph running down the stats. You have to run the ball in November. It's true, that's why I'm wondering if Nebraska and Wisconsin have an advantage in this month-long Big Ten West playoff.
They do have Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon, you know. Iowa's running game showed up last week. There's some promise, so we'll see.
You know, Scott Doctherman used to do a webcast with The Dolph as kind of a preview before the radio show. Does anyone remember that? It was pretty cool. I think we ran a live chat off it, too. We've done away with live chats (forever) and I guess the webcast is gone now with On Iowa Live taking its place.
Stream of consciousness from the Kirk Ferentz radio show, we still do Good-Timey Radio Hour.
Join me, won't you?
Dolph talking running the table in the West. Do you guys think it will take that? Obviously, that's the cleanest route, but you're not out of it if you lose.
Nebraska is 4-1 and leads the division, by the way. Iowa, Minny and Sconnie are 3-1. Huskers are on bye this week.
Mike from Dubuque, do that thing you do.
KF doesn't comment on specific croots. Mike wants again to know about the Eric Johnson leaving and Seth Wallace taking over crooting coordinator. He's sat on this error for awhile and Mike wants answers.
How is Seth Wallace is doing in crooting? Well, it's awfully early, and that's what Dolph should say. Let's see what he says.
Dolph said RB Jonathan Parker didn't get hurt last week. He did. He left the game and KF mentioned him as injured after the game.
I guess Mike wants answers on Wallace. Really, there's no real answer. Iowa's whole crootin game was shuffled this offseason, so let's wait and see what happens. This class was on double digits when he came in, too.
Guy from Sioux City, Alexander Graham Bell invented this machine for you to ask questions.
More JP injury questions. Iowa ran the ball well last week. Yes, now Dolph remembers the head shot that JP took. And correctly remembers that Parker came back into the game.
Dolph said KF told him today everyone is good to go.
An observation on the UI Childrens Hospital and the Ferentzes (Kirk and Mary) engagement with it. The Ferentzes have given generously to the UI. I used to have the figure, but KF is quiet about it, too.
He knows the difference between charity and PR, and I commend him for it.
Jim from Gowry, do all that fancy ciphering.
Jim made it to Kinnick for the first time last week. He got a good one. Jim thinks it will come down to QB vs. QB.
Jim asks, who's faster Parker or Trey Dickerson?
Sideline to sideline, Dolph gives it to Dickerson. In a straightline race, Parker. Who's tougher? Dolph said let's wait on that one.
Hey, I did ask Akrum Wadley who's faster between he and Parker. He said himself. These guys are all crazy competitive. You have to be.
Dolph will ask KF about JP.
Iowa practiced outside today. I think 41 and partly cloudy in Minneapolis on Saturday. Windy, too.
KF: RB Jordan Canzeri and TE George Kittle have practiced this week. Canzeri looked good, KF said.
Parker has been practicing and should be fine, KF said. KF also said the personal foul wasn't blatant. Parker was shoved into a road case on the NU sideline.
KF on Rudock: Really sharp physically and mentally. One of his better performances. Rudock and CJB are totally healthy.
Bryce calls in from his assignment as a spy in East Germany.
Bryce covers a lot of ground. He's lost me, but that's pretty easy to do.
One very good observation: Players blocking downfield on passes. There is a 3- to 5-yard bubble that refs kind of let go. So, there is blocking downfield on passes, but it's like holding not being called when O-linemen have handfuls of jersey.
Dave in Bettendorf, you're on the phone with the president.
I like Dave. He calls a lot and has a pleasant demeanor.
KF said Minny QB Mitch Leidner and Maryland QB C.J. Brown aren't the same player. Different bodies. Different packages. Maryland spreads the line of scrimmage. Minnesota is more of a power team.
Some dude from Omaha (Chad), it's always sunny in Nebraska.
Dude didn't take his blood pressure meds last week. KF says you better bank them for the rest of the month.
Stumbled into C Tommy Gaul, KF said. It's true. The OL played its best game last week. More depth, KF said.
Alan Ameche was born in Kenosha. We're still decoding Bryce.
Scott from Austin, Minn., the home of the Gear Daddies, a fine ‘90s band that I once hosted a keg for during grad - 'grad” - school days in Iowa City. Scott is a Minnesooda fan with a thick, thick accent.
KF is a big fan of UM coach Jerry Kill. Calls him a 'great fit” for the school. I agree. I really like Kill. He's the farthest from a silver spoon coach. He was at Emporia State in the late 1990s. Southern Illinois to Northern Illinois to Minnesota. I'm really happy to see him healthy and doing his thing. It's a very cool story.
KF said you have to have an administration that understands and sees the big picture. I see Minnesota staying the course with Kill.
Austin, also the home of Hormel.
Brent, speak into your cipherin' machine.
Talking about KF's mix on the coaching staff, vets and newer faces. I like the mix.
Are Chris Doyle and Phil Parker the lone holdovers from KF's original staff? I think so. Reese Morgan didn't come until I want to say 2000.
Bringing in younger coaches who were former plays, KF likes that. Great reps of what they're trying to be as a program. On Seth Wallace, Norm Parker said when Wallace left after his time as a GA at Iowa that he hadn't seen a better GA. That's KF bingo right there.
'We have a good thing going and I'm not sure people on the outside realize that.” I think that's what he said.
Jim the trucker. Jim sounds like a mountain of a man.
Jim offers congrats. He's been critical in the past, particularly CJB over Rudock.
This week will be Ed Podolak's 400th broadcast in the Iowa radio booth. Retire his No. 14. Great player, a great broadcaster, all Iowa.
Podolak is fantastic. I don't think he'd do this if he didn't love it.
Text from Justin from New Hampton. Let your fingers do the talking, Justin.
He asks about the unbalanced travel. Iowa is off to Minnesota for the fourth time in five years. Iowa hasn't played Illinois since 2008. Wisconsin has been to Iowa City two of the last three years? Does that sound right? And then Northwestern has been in Kinnick three of the last four seasons.
Big Ten expansion, everyone.
Hector stands tall and asks a question from the studio audience. A really great question about KF and Bill Belichick.
KF watched the Pirates and looked forward to watching Belichick's Patriots. Kansas City crushed the Pats. Both teams KF wanted to watch the Pirates and the Pats and both took the pipe.
The big thing you learn with Belichick is that it's a long run. Try to keep your team healthy and improving. More noise on the outside. You can't let that affect you. Rare ability for staying focused on what's important.
TOMMY FROM DES MOINES!!!
One comment, tell me how good the juco point guard is. Comment on the final four in football. Play like you did last week, you'll win. Wishes KF good luck and tells him to keep it up.
Tommy was tame.
KF likes the final four concept, but wouldn't want on the committee. I would, but you would hate me. People are talking about it, and KF said the biggest beneficiaries are talk-show hosts. It's incessant, he said.
I agree. It's tiresome. It is a debate topic, and so I can't totally dismiss. I just won't talk about it, and we don't on the #oniowapod.
A guy who sounded like he was on a bullhorn asks about RB C.J. Hilliard and WR Jay Scheel.
Hilliard is doing well. Scheel had a knee procedure, but was in a helmet and shoulder pads today for the first time as a Hawkeye. TE Jon Wisnieski, who tore an ACL this spring, is also expected back and practicing within the month. He won't play this season, but can, of course, practice. He is a redshirt freshman, the other two fellas are redshirting freshmen.
OK, we're out.
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