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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. 
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Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

And when I posted on the statue story, I got told over and over from SEC fans that I should stop because they don't come on to Iowa stories and criticize.  Ah yes...look at all the proof I have to that lie now

Tit for tat there Osprey. Wonder why we came here today much? Seems the shoe was on the other foot and we had the chance to exact a measure of revenge. I am not a frequent poster on Iowa Related articles because I do actually respect Ferentz, but I could not pass up this opportunity as it is so fresh a wound for me to have a tradition slammed so viciously by a group of posters from one school. Sorry if you feel this is not justified, but then again I have noticed that those that posted on our post have come to the defense of your school(as we did ours)  only difference is ours was a tradition we honor and yours is just a coach of the year award. Again Tit for tat. Hurts when the shoe is on the other foot though.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

if the SEC didn't have the NCAA in their back pocket. 


Really? Really?....hmmm......yeah I guess your right. All those wins and N.C.s the SEC has won, were not won on the field huh? The NCAA just

 handed us the trophy's at the beginning of each season.


gb2



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

It would be easy to prove Saban cheats if the SEC didn't have the NCAA in their back pocket.  Until those two can become separate entities, it will be difficult.  There's no way an independent organization has any difficulty proving the scam newton incident.

And when I posted on the statue story, I got told over and over from SEC fans that I should stop because they don't come on to Iowa stories and criticize.  Ah yes...look at all the proof I have to that lie now.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

I will not blast Saban, hey he wins, but we can toss jabs back and forth and, quite honestly, you are only doing the same thing

Duff3939, I can respect a MAN who makes a post like this. My obvios slamming is based on some of your fellow Iowans coming to our posts and Slamming our giving a statue to Saban. Calling him a cheater and unethical. They dont even know the man or anything about him but what they read in slanted articles menat to besmirch the name of a great football coach in the name of selling papers and gaining fame for the writers of said articles. There is no journalist ethics incase you people havent noticed, they will turn a phrase around it it suits there needs. How many times has a paper been sued in the past for writing lies or misinformation about a subject. Triax, wants to quote a paper that could not even inform about the fall of wall street, but yet they can report on sports. Thats a credible souce I want to read everyday(sarcasm).

Duff, I will refrain from posting about Iowa if you can get triaxmax to refrain from Slamming a man he knows little about and hates solely because he chooses to better his standing and happiness by moving to another job occasionally.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Your coach would rather cheat and win than be average or good and not cheat

Amazing how you equate cheating with winning. Since Saban has been at our school, the program runs clean. The probation we are currently on(slap on the wrist) was not on Saban's watch...in fact he is the one who cleaned the mess up after he reported it to the NCAA. Learn some things about the man and his morals before you slam him. He suspended the palyers involved in the book scandal as soon as he found out, the NCAA reinstated them 5 games later...he did the right thing in that case. The following season he had a player suspected of contact with an agent before the Sugar Bowl, a star player mind you, but he suspended him for the game due to the rumor. It both cases he accepted the punishment for his actions by doing the right thing, only to lose on the field. does this sound like a man with questionable morals or standards...I dont think so. If he would do the right hting in one case, he will do so in all cases as this is not a one time occerence, but habit to him.
     Your obvious dislike for him bettering himself in status(money) or being happy in his job is of no concern to me as it shows your obvious hatred and bias. He has the same rights as any to mke more money and be happy in what he does. He left the dolphins because he was not a pro-coach and liked the college ranks. He wanted to coach at a top notch school, he got that. He wanted money, he got that, he wanted control of a winner, he has that now that he made them one again. Move on with your hatred and realize you dont know the man like you think you do, the articles about him are not fact based.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

I realize I may be coming off a little insensitive, first and foremost, I, along with most fast (Iowa and otherwise) want nothing more than to have the student athletes return to health.  It was and should continue to be the first thing on the minds of the program.  Incidentally I heard Kirk Ferentz speak last Monday at an I Club event, he is a very honest, genuince, gracious person.  He would never put his student athletes in harms way.  I firmly believe it.

My statements on this board have simply been to point out that everyone involved has been cleared of any wrongdoing, therefore, the situation, which should still be monitored, has been addressed to the point that Coach Doyle shouldn't be quenstioned for getting an award.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

TIDEfanNC

Just as you say, Saban is not the bad guy he was made out to be.  By the same token, Chris Doyle (who along with Coach Ferentz, the Football Program, The University and the student athletes) was CLEARED of any wrongdoing.  Iowa's had a strong tradition of having a very good strength and conditioning program under Coach Ferentz and Coach Doyle.

I will not blast Saban, hey he wins, but we can toss jabs back and forth and, quite honestly, you are only doing the same thing.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

and i did site a source. The Wall Street Journal


Wow, love that out of context post there. Did you happen to read what i stated about the wonderful sports paper you quoted from. They themselves did exactly as you did, they chose what they wanted to write about and left out the parts that made the most sense. I have read other reports that show where Saban told the kids there was a chance they might not get a scholarship. I love how you read what you want to and not see the whole story for yourself. We currently have 85 scholarship players for the upcoming season, no more, no less. He has not cut anyone from the team that was not deserving of it, he is not the bad guy you make him out to be by a long stretch.

Its amazing you would blast Saban for his deeds, but dont take issue with Ferentz for is poorly timed award to a man so not deserving of the coach of the year award. I would think he should give it to someone who did not have 13 kids in his charge sent to the hospital. Seems he made an error in judgement on that one. Does a man who sent kids in his charge to the hospital for his lack of monitoring their progress and training deserve a coach of the year award? Is that the best coach you have on staff? Sounds pretty bad if the answer is yes to either or both of those.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Your coach would rather cheat and win than be average or good and not cheat...thats not how Iowa operates

Prove Saban cheats Treemax.....once again you can't. Over signing aint cheating jethro.

Looks like you're having to defend yourself on several fronts and threads right now.

We'd give ya a break if you weren't so arrogant ,.......... and a LIAR.


gb2




Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

My only point to you will be this one. You came to a post a few days ago slamming My University for giving Saban a Statue for winning a national title, which is a tradition at our school no matter how long he has coached or otherwise. Now I am here to laugh at your school for giving an Award to a man who sent 13 young men in his charge, to the hospital. How can you slam a school for honoring a tradition, then stick up for a man who got a coach of the year award  for not doing his job correctly. He was in charge of those young men, he is their coach in that area and its supposedly his area of expertise, yet he failed on 16% or 13/80 counts. If 84% passing grade is all that it takes to get a coach of the year award at your school, no wonder you cant make the Big Game. It takes more than that at MY school, Of course we have made the Big Game so this too is telling.



KF didn't win the award...Doyel did. Two different scenarios..Doyel is an assistant coach, saban is a head coach. Doyel doesnt recruit and lie to kids telling them their college career is safe and they have scholarship only to cut them, put them as a grey shirt or tell them they should use a medical redshirt. This is allowing saban to keep more talent than other schools giving them a clear advantage...in the case of Ingram, Jones, and Darius.

What ever the reason Iowa can't make it in the BIG GAME is, I am not sure. I do know that KF has more honor and character than Saban.  A coach that has left many teams in dust for the betterment of himself...meanwhile KF had plenty of opportunities go back to the NFL and has not.  When was the last time Iowa was on NCAA probation? What about Alabama? Thats what I thought! Your coach would rather cheat and win than be average or good and not cheat...thats not how Iowa operates!


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