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Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Posted on: April 24, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: April 24, 2011 11:40 am
The Attack of Iowa's Mr. Evil Workout took a bizarre and baffling twist last week.

You'll recall that in January, 13 Hawkeyes were sent to the hospital suffering from rhabdomyolysis, a serious affliction that causes the breakdown of skeletal muscle due to overexertion. After an in-house school investigation, no one was found responsible. Not the head coach, not the trainers, not the strength coach. Thankfully, not the players. As far as we know, no one was disciplined. In a 19-page report, the school basically blamed the workout itself for the rhabdo.

Bad Evil Workout. It will never be allowed on campus again. 

Since that time one player reportedly sought and was give release from his scholarship. Another reportedly is still suffering headaches. So what happened last week? Iowa's head trainer Chris Doyle -- the man in charge of those hospitalized players in late January -- was named assistant coach of the year by Kirk Ferentz. 

Now, I can understand the honor at some point, but not to Doyle and not three months after the players Doyle was responsible for were in the hospital.

It's one thing not accepting blame. We got enough of that recently from Notre Dame. It's another being arrogant and insensitive. 

Not only was Doyle honored, Ferentz handed out the award for the first time according to the link. Ferentz plans to make it an annual honor. Note to Kirk: Would it have been outrageous to maybe wait another year to begin giving out this award? You know, maybe let the whole rhabdo thing blow over. 

Apparently that's exactly what Iowa thinks has happened. 
Category: NCAAF

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Well said...  it's incredulous that some Iowa fans won't stand up and say how embarrassing this is.  I am a Nebraska fan(atic)... and if Bo Pelini let this happen, I would be calling him out.   This is inexcusable, and like you stated, VERY noteworthy news.   It's like giving John Wilkes Booth the Nobel Peace Prize....  how is this guy the assistant coach of the year??  Because no one DIED?  

Iowa fans should be asking themselves how this blew over.  Of course, Tressel at Ohio State has done a nice job of putting this on the back burner, and Auburn is deflecting attention, as well. 

Many of us were embarrassed at Nebraska when we had some thugs...  and yet, that issue (drugs and arrests) at Iowa also got swept under the rug.  Be glad you are an average team, Iowa, because you'd be seriously front page news STILL if you were 11-1, or unbeaten.

Iowa fan, it's time to look at your coach carefully and say is he doing what he should be doing to make Iowa a well RESPECTED program.  Right now, the rest of the country has ZERO respect for Iowa.  

Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:39 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

The Iowa Hawkeyes have one of the most profitable and well traveled teams in the country. They are in a bowl game every year even when they stink.  The reason is because tons of fans will go anywhere to see them play.  Why?  Because Iowa literally has no other redeeming qualities when it comes to entertainment.  Those who follow Iowa are absolutely rabid about their devotion.  Just because you can't read a map doesn't mean that Dodd can write, nor does it make this a story.  This is just another example of there being way too many reporters.  More people writing than there are stories.  This should be important to the people involved and no one else.  Why do you care?  Ask yourself if you really do, and if so, if you should.

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:31 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

He states clearly that the award was presented last week.  I love these Iowa apologists, please don't let anything get in the way of your loyalty to the coach and university.  I haven't heard about any other schools having 13 players end up in the hospital due to a workout yet this year, or any other for that matter.  I cannot imagine any other coaches not considering it important enough to fly back and check on the status and be the face and contact for this kind of event.  He couldn't even be bothered to cut short his recruiting trip.  Nice and classy.  Of course there was nobody to blame, the school did its own investigation.  It's like asking the big banks to find out why we had a financial crisis.  Between Iowa and Ohio State, the Big Ten should be very proud of what is happening right now.  That's okay Iowa, you will get your 7-8 wins this year again. 

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:29 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Betcha Ashton Kutcher(Mr. Iowa) is Tweeting about this even as we speak. Hope you got a good lawyer, Dudd.

Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:27 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Here comes Dodd again.

Like already said, this happened a week ago and the reason Doyle received it is because he has been an extremely respected coach for years now.  So what if this was the first time that Ferentz gave out this award?  Doyle has deserved it for all his years of helping coach this Iowa team. 

Also, your "mass exodus" isn't going to happen.  One player has transferred supposedly because of the rhabdo case but it was someone who has played sparringly and knew he wasn't going to play this year so he transferred.  The rhabdo maybe was part of the reason, but playing time was probably a reason as well.

Once again, a story bashing Iowa without any facts, any research, or anything smart at all.  Go bash someone else for once Dodd.  It is amazing that you are still getting paid to "write" this stuff.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:26 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Some of the posts are incredulous. Yeah, they finally uncovered Dodd's conspiracy. It's all a sophisticated effort to attack the collegiate juggernaut which is Iowa. Yeah, that's it. Iowa is such a national attraction, and such a media draw, anything that Dodd writes about their football program is sure to draw traffic to the CBS website. Yeah, that's it. Dodd is on a mission to bring Iowa down from their lofty perch in the football heirarchy. Good grief. Do you people proof this stuff before you post it? Most people in America can't even name the city in which the University of Iowa is located, and couldn't point out Iowa on a map of the United States. Outside of Iowa, the percentage of the populace that could successfully identify the head coach or mascot is negligible. Get over yourselves Hawkeyes. Nobody cares about the "bringing down" the Iowa football program. Geezo pizza, bring it down to what lower level? The rhabdo story IS something that interests people. It is something that IS newsworthy, and it IS something that should be investigated. Those responsible should be punished and not given accolades. Of course, our real objective is to bring the Iowa football program "down". Yeah, that's it. You figured us out.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:09 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Thanks for an update of something that happened a week ago.  Are you smart enough to know that he got the honor because of idiots like you?  He was given the award because of dumba$$es like Dodd who can't put the situtation into context.  He is well respected in the football coaching world.    No one transferred...despite you insisting that is was going to lead to a mass exodus.    Iowa's coach decided to make a commentary toward the pathetic media who went on an immediate witchhunt by insisting that coaches be fired.  You are so desperate to find something to bash Iowa that you had to go back to an event in the past and call it breaking news.  If you are looking for breaking news, perhaps you could focus on Florida's new coach who now has to live up to his tough-guy mentality after a player's 2nd pot smoking incident in a month.  As for this story, it's proof that coaches see your journalism as a pure joke even though CBS can't recognize that the rest of the world finds you pathetic.  How many honors has CBS given you, Mr. Evil Journalist?  (And the opening line of this story shows your 7th grade writing ability).

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 12:06 pm

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

What facts did he ignore that make his opinion unreasonable?  

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 11:59 am

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Here comes Dudd, no facts cited, nothing but his crappy opinion once again.  It's Easter day so forgiveness reigns, Dudd I do forgive you for being such an unprofessional journalist who doesn't research his stories, state facts or actually talks to the coaches or players but instead writes only opinions.  I guess this is your blog so it is for opinions and not facts.

Nice try again, but yet another pathetic attempt at trying to cut down the one school you most detest in college football.  Not only that but what kills me is the honor given to Coach Doyle was given out at least a week ago so your opinion is not even on a current timeline.

I think I am going to go work for, clearly the standard is very low and you don't have to do a whole lot.

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