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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 30, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

First of all LSUUSMC, I am a rabid Iowa fan, so, obviously, I am going to come off with that bias, but bear with me.

Chips on our shoulders?  Well, we sure do, we play our best football that way, and quite honestly, it is because of a lack of respect shown over the course of a long long time.  so yes, we do have chips on our shoulders.

You say "Newsflash - The bowl win was almost four months ago."  Well NEWSFLASH - over the last 4-6 weeks Coach Doyle, Coach Ferentz, the Football Program, the Unviersity as well as its student athletes were CLEARED of any wrongdoing.  CLEARED!!!!!!!!!!  So why is it that Dod continues with this, just becuase one of the BEST strength and conditioning coaches in the country got an award?

I do enjoy articles about SEC players smoking and such, but not any more than it seems the general populace of College Football fans seem to not be able to let this situation go.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Careful there, your crossing the line over to the OSU fans excuse and we see where that has gotten them. I love how you slam Saban for his "cheating ways" but have shown no proof to back up those words. You make allegations about him pulling scholarships from kids he has made promises to, but have not shown any proof of this
Not true...I said his cheating ways are unethical...the NCAA doesn't consider it cheating but I sure do. Oversigning is very unethical treatment of student athletes...and i did site a source. The Wall Street Journal.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

I will post these comments every chance I get!

Iowa Hawkeye fans must puke when this game is brought forth in discussion.

It was digusting to see Coach Kirk Ferentz, on the telly, roll over and expose
his tummy to Ohio State and the Big Ten Conference. For his heroics, the BCS
gave Iowa a consolation prize, a back-door BCS Bowl game. BCS pathetic!

This Iowa Hawkeye memory should live-on until Coach Ferentz gracefully
 moves along. Every recruit in the USA should know this is what Ferentz would do
 in a Big Ten game at Ohio State, with the Big Ten title on-the-line.

I'm not a Hawkeye fan but I was hoping they would win at the Horse-Shoe that day.
Ferentz's "career moment" made me sick for you poor Hawkeye fans!

Coach Ferentz's lay-down loss for the Big Ten title at Ohio State should LIVE-ON!
for the sake of every blue-chip recruit in the USA!!!!
Create a thread then and talk about it..it makes NO sense on this thread. Actually it makes no sense at all anywhere...where do you come up with this conspiracy theory?

In that case....I can't believe Alabama let Auburn come from behind in the 2nd half this year....all they wanted to do is let Auburn continue the SEC winning National Championships....HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Ferentz is a man of character and teaches young men rules and discipline..he doesn't break rules and lie to the NCAA like they do down in SEC country.

Careful there, your crossing the line over to the OSU fans excuse and we see where that has gotten them. I love how you slam Saban for his "cheating ways" but have shown no proof to back up those words. You make allegations about him pulling scholarships from kids he has made promises to, but have not shown any proof of this. We have all read your slanted Wall Street journal propaganda paper. They lost all credibility when the stock marketeers were all raping the country and they could not see it under their own noses. Too worried about what Saban was doing to cover what they are known for "Wall Street". Show us a credible source for your allegations or be prepared to have a rebuttal everytime. Until you do, its just a crock of sh*t.

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.



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

I will post these comments every chance I get!

Iowa Hawkeye fans must puke when this game is brought forth in discussion.

It was digusting to see Coach Kirk Ferentz, on the telly, roll over and expose
his tummy to Ohio State and the Big Ten Conference. For his heroics, the BCS
gave Iowa a consolation prize, a back-door BCS Bowl game. BCS pathetic!

This Iowa Hawkeye memory should live-on until Coach Ferentz gracefully
 moves along. Every recruit in the USA should know this is what Ferentz would do
 in a Big Ten game at Ohio State, with the Big Ten title on-the-line.

I'm not a Hawkeye fan but I was hoping they would win at the Horse-Shoe that day.
Ferentz's "career moment" made me sick for you poor Hawkeye fans!

Coach Ferentz's lay-down loss for the Big Ten title at Ohio State should LIVE-ON!
for the sake of every blue-chip recruit in the USA!!!!



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Insensitive???  seriously Dodd?  just wow.  these are football players.  tough guys.  what happened to the guys with rhabdo sucked, but highly doubt any of them have hurt wittle feewings over that guy being awarded an honor.  was it an odd move by Ferentz?  yes.  but did you really need to throw in 'insensitive."  go write for mother jones or huffington or something.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Yeah, we got it True Grit..you posted the identical post yesterday at 6:23, 3:47 and 1:42.  This is your fourth post of these ignorant comments.  Let me respond to all four of them:  You're an idiot.  You're an idiot.  You're an idiot.  You're an idiot.  That should take care of them all.  No go away and post the same comments some place else.



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Hopefully Coach Kirk Ferentz learns from the below mistake.
Firing Ferentz for the game below would have been justifiable!

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz and his lost opportunity to win a Big Ten title two years ago when he laid down and gave up at Ohio State in 2009.......

This is the only logical explanation I can come up with. Ferentz appeased the Big Ten Conference when he lost a close, hard fought game to Ohio State at Ohio State. For Ferentz to decide to lay his team down, at the end of regulation play, only to lose in overtime, must have been questionable in the minds of his players. With the Big Ten title on the line, at Ohio State, Ferentz should have realized this was a 'career moment'. A 'career moment' all Iowa Hawkeye die-hard fans are proud of, I'm sure.

Ferentz's lay-down led to the loss, and that loss, to the appeasement of Big Ten officials, sent two Big Ten teams to a BCS Bowl game. To get a BCS Bowl game in 2009, Ohio State had to win the Big Ten title. They were upset by a weak Purdue team, at home in the Horse-Shoe, earlier that year. With Ferentz's lay-down loss, the Iowa Hawkeye's went through the back-door to a BCS Bowl game as the Big-Ten runner-up. One in a long line of Big Ten teams to be honored with a BCS Bowl game as a runner-up.

Frentz must know now, and in the minds of many, his 'career moment' was morally wrong when he decided to let the clock run down, at the end of regulation play, without trying to win that game.

Hopefully, Coach Ferentz, will never be honored with another opportunity to win the Big Ten title.





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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:56 pm
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Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Iowa fans really want to read the story of their bowl win, and they want the story written by Dodd.  Yet, they complain about this article being old news, when it is less than a week old.  Newsflash for Iowa fans--The bowl win was almost four months ago. 

Iowa fans really seem to enjoy articles about SEC players smoking marijuana or getting arrested.  I wonder why that is?  Does it make yourselves feel better about yourselves?  Lose the chip Iowa fan.

LSUSMC....fyi...the bowl game came AFTER RHABDO. And to answer your question....yes we do enjoy articles about SEC because the conference is nothing but a bunch of cheaters. Mind you the articles are never written on CBS. We (Iowa fans) will not sit back and let Dodd or you other fools who have no clue about the Rhabdo sit in your parents basement and type up fictional accusations about the program. If KF or Doyel were found guilty of something...anything i would say fire him...but they weren't.  Ferentz is a man of character and teaches young men rules and discipline..he doesn't break rules and lie to the NCAA like they do down in SEC country.

DK...not sure which way to take your post. I will defend KF and Iowa as long as it pertains to the truth. Wouldn't we as Iowa fans want KF to be fired after an 8-4 season with such high expectations like they would at Alabama, Florida,etc...? the answer is NO because we understand that he is a great coach, great for the kids that come in and that he did nothing wrong. it's called loyalty...loyalty until you are proven to cheat, lie, etc...then you deserve what you get..until then we have your back.


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