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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
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Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:21 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

The point I was trying to make and what i meant to write was it was public opinion that its was Bush's fault as it is public opinion that its Obama's fault. My last points about big business and big government make all the points i wanted to really make though. I was too quick in my proofing my post and for that I was in error. Good catch Gunrock. Big Business is going to be the ruiniation of this country, that and inneffective leadership at the top levels. I would venture to say the U.S. Has not had a good president and ruling leadership since maybe the early 60's or before. We have had a few since that have displayed some good ideas, but not follow through or backbone enough to get the right path started.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:11 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Suffice to say that when Bush was in office it was his fault the oil proces rose because he was in oil, now that Obama has the reigns whose fault is it? Bush has no control over the pricing of the oil so who holds those cards now.
It was not Bush's fault and it's not Obama's fault.  Oil is traded as a commodity, which means it is subject entirely to market forces.  This makes it especially amusing when people howl to drill more in the US, as if we can produce enough to significantly depress oil prices, and even if we could OPEC can just cut their production to keep prices high as they please.  The oil extracted from the US goes into the same giant pool as everyone else's.  The only people who would profit from drilling in this country are the oil companies.  We have no control over oil prices; the only way to reduce their impact on the economy is to lower demand.  Nuclear, solar, whatever.  Just don't say ethanol because then I have to teach you a chemistry lesson as to why corn ethanol is stupid and should be banned or failing that at least not subsidized.  I don't hear any deficit hawks tooting that horn, possibly the biggest boondoggle in US politics today.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

 How many issues has Alabama had and still has with racism? what is Alabamas rank when it comes to education? People from Alabama may not like it, but guess what, when your state is well known for being one of the centers of racism and being very low when it comes to education, you get called out for it. if your going to take a swipe at the state i was born in, you better be damn ready to get called out for it, and il be damned if i let freaking ALABAMA start calling any state out

This coming from a guy whose state does not have the same population of minorities as that state does. Walk a mile in their shoes first before you label a racist. I happen to know some white power extremist groups make thier home in Iowa, N.D., S. D, Kansas and Ohio. A radical church is sprouting up and spouting hate messages all over the world right from little Topeka, Kansas. What does htis have to do with what kind of State it is and what contributions they make daily are. Stereotypical views dont have a place here. You made a statement about the cultural diversity rights and same sex marriages, then in the same post you make statements about racists and view us as less than you based on education. I hope that house you and you family live in is not made out of glass. you make statements about education but think not to look at the populace of a state and the amoutn of minorities with ESL problems that may bring down the scores of the states education systems. Look at the break-down of the population and then ask and educcator who has knowledge of the systems in place as to why the schools seem worse in the south.
    Hope you enjoy sitting in your higher than mighty tower you have perched in, just wish yu had a good view of the rest of the world from up there, its not as it may seem to you.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Hey Duffster3769; I'm so happy to hear that you and all the other TRUE Iowa fans want the Hawkeye 13 to return to health. I also heard Coach Kirk F on national radio last fall and came away with the impression that the dude is a goofball. He came off as an ignorant,unenlightened head man of an institution that adores every action he takes based on being competitive in a overrated conference. How else can you explain that enormous salary this joker receives with very limited results? Ironically, the exact situation of an unwarranted reverance for a head coach has made its way to New Mexico with your ex-basketball leader Steve Alford. The jerk is held up as a John Woodenesque figure after producing exactly 1 NCAA appearance in 4 campaigns.Iowa; you're better than that!



Since: Mar 3, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

all i have to say to any of that is.........SO? Iowa has very good universities as well, . Iowa was one of the first states to allow same sex marrage and historically they have been one of the most progressive states in the nation for decades when it comes to civil rights and the rights of different american cultures in america. Iowa has had a president born there. Iowa is one of the largest producers of food and the largest producer of Ethonol and Corn and one of the larger manufacturing economys in the nation. I could go on as well

But yeah, my look alabama was a bit stereotypical, unfortunatly its also FACTUAL. How many issues has Alabama had and still has with racism? what is Alabamas rank when it comes to education? People from Alabama may not like it, but guess what, when your state is well known for being one of the centers of racism and being very low when it comes to education, you get called out for it. if your going to take a swipe at the state i was born in, you better be damn ready to get called out for it, and il be damned if i let freaking ALABAMA start calling any state out.

If you have a problem with the big ten or even Iowa university fine, whatever. when you start calling out the state i was born in and i have family in and decide to say how obscure it is, im going to come in here and talk bad about your state too.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

what does your state do outside of football btw?

Ever heard of Honda, Mercedes or Hyundai? They all have plants in that great state. They give the world the M-class SUV for rich people to destroy the ozone with. Ever heard of Redstone arsenal? Nasa has because without it they would not be as good at sending Rockets into space and the military would not have as many rockets for keeping the enemy away from our borders, oh wait they use Commercial flights now, sorry I forgot.
   Not from bama but i thought I would help you to learn a bit, its at the end of your fingertips when you post on here. I found all that in five minutes time. They also have several very good Universities that aid in lots of things throughout your daily lives from agriculture, law, medicine, space industry...I could go on.
    See they do have a good bit to offer, besides your apparent steroetypical view of all things southern.



Since: Mar 3, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

i guess its because Alabama is such a great state right? what does your state do outside of football btw? really having ALABAMA, the United States biggest failure when it comes to states in almost EVERY major catagory suddenly think they can talk down to any other state is absolutly laughable. the only things your state is known for is Football and Racism, and personally i would rather be unknown as a state than being the most racist and stupid state in the United States.

I mean, it would be one thing if it was a Florida fan saying those things, but Alabama? talk about the Pot calling the Kettle black.........when the kettle is actually red and the pot is the blackest thing on earth. next thing you know LSU fans are going to start talking.

Ohio States and Michigans problems are not my problems as an Iowa fan just so you know. the only conference that seems to have schools who go around blowing each other is the SEC. My guess is its because the south as a culture has so little to hang their hat on that they have to go and say "but look, we are good at football" just to get out of bed in the morning and live their sad lives. And even if you compared side by side every single program from the SEC and Big Ten from the last 10 years, the Big Ten would still have less scandals as a whole anyway, so im not sure what your point their is anyway.





Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

A once proud republic that now considers buffoons like Trump,Gary Johnson and Palin as the answer is going closer and closer to rebellion!

You forgot a few, throw in Sitting buffoons also like Obama, Reed and Pelosi, just to name a few. I wont tout the inequities of our government as this post would be miles long. Suffice to say that when Bush was in office it was his fault the oil proces rose because he was in oil, now that Obama has the reigns whose fault is it? Bush has no control over the pricing of the oil so who holds those cards now.
    Big businees is who runs this country, not the politicians. I just hope I still have some change left when the current administration gets done.Mistakes of the past(nafta) and several others are coming home to roost and its time for America to wake up and take back what used to be theirs, its now owned by the Chinese, being ruined by big government and run by special interest minority groups.

JUST MY LOUDLY VOICED OPINION.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Really? you joined today? April 25th, 2011?

Triaxmax, so this means I cannot have an opinion just because I joined today? We all joined this site at some time in our lives, but we all had opinions before we joined, otherwise we would not have joined in the first place to post our opinions. Just becuase you dont like my opinion does not give you the right to discount it based on my longevity on this site.
    And my point was valid, Saban was slammed mercilously by Iowa fans for the school giving him a statue(which is a tradtion) and now your school has given a coach of the year award to a coach who had players under his care hospitalized for the workouts he had set up for them to do. You are having to defend this to the world as did the Bama fans and you cant see the Irony in this? come on man you have got to be smarter than that?
    What i find funny is how you all slam Dodd for doing his job. He gets paid to stir up the minions of the board and you follow suit like little sheeple, blowing your horns and touting him as Satan, as one of you put it. Must be nice to live in an ivory tower with no cracks in it.
Bah! Bah! Little sheeple.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Hey Goofand bear, it's funny you mention 9/11. It sure appears our country has digressed since that date and our once stable government is on the verge of anarchy. Somebody's getting rich off these tough times and it isn't the 9 to 5ers. A once proud republic that now considers buffoons like Trump,Gary Johnson and Palin as the answer is going closer and closer to rebellion! Someone please explain how unrest in Lybia garners a 25% increase @ the fuel pump. There will be a breaking point when the increasing middle and lower class realizes the inequity in the U.S. in 2011 and says "no more".


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