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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: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Hey vioxmax, I'd like to congratulate you on being named Iowa defender of the truth this year. I realize that it's a tough job to constantly answer all the anti-Hawk posts that come through your door, but you're doing great work. It must be tough to fight off all these allegations from across the country(especially Florida) but I feel you're the right dude to stand up to all these haters. Unfortunately, I fully expect that the criticism will only increase as Iowa struggles to a 7-win season this fall. Keep up the good work and maybe Coach Kirk will award you with some type of honorary Hawkeye medal.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

The 4 most common causes/populations for rhabdo are

1. Elderly with dementia, and neglected.  When laying on the floor for days muscle breaks down.

2. Weightlifters.  what we had here with Iowa.

3. Drug Users who get so zonked that they do the same thing the elderly do - lay on the floor for days.

4. Crush injuries - in a terrible wreck or if something falls on you, obviously muscle in broken down


The mortality rate for all rahbdo is 5%    When you break it down, though it is quite different depending on the person(s)
affected.  Rhabdo is much more likely to result in death in an elderly person with poor kidney function to begin with.
and when kidney failure sets in, folks with weak hearts often get thrown into heart failure.  I am a doctor.  the worst case I have seen was from an opiate overdose found down for days.  She recovered.   I would estimate the mortality rate for each of the populations as:

1. 20%

2. O.5 %

3. 5%

4. 5%

Before you try to be smart and say that that doesnt average out to 5% well yes it does, b/c the group with the highest incidence (excercising hard) is also the group with the lowest mortality.  They are often healthy young people.  Their kidneys can withstand a heck of a lot of strain.

My point here?   Not saying that the trainer is blameless.  He should have been more careful about hydrated them more.   But I am saying that posters who say that "he almost killed a bunch of kids" are off base.  I have had rhabdo myself, and you may have too.  Typical pattern.  Lift weights hard, and have brown urine the next day.  In these cases, the kidneys often "recover on their own" without a need for hospitalization. 
I also want to defend the Iowa posters who are taking a beating from everyone else.   Despite the fact that the trainer did not show excellent judgement, I think that Iowa fans have a right to be ticked at Dodd.   He began this story in a guilty until proven innocent fashion, before the facts were out. Rehashing almost a dozen times, many times he called for mass transfers of athletes or severe punishments for coaches/program, before the investigation was done).  I can certainly why Iowa fans feel "attacked." 

LSUMC - this story is not less than a week old as you say.  It is months old.  The Iowa fans are correct that it has beaten to death.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

I fully admit that I have very little interest in this story at this time.  But, I will read everything with the Iowa name on it just to see their fans respond to it.  I have never seen a fanbase, that no matter the story, will defend their program to the fullest.  If it was not so funny to read the replies, it would actually be kind of sad.  I do wonder where that massive chip comes from that so many Iowa fans seem to be carrying around with them. 

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.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Triaxmax's attitude is why Bonds is walking free, Tressel is still employed, Pearl got so many chances, OJ was innocent, etc.  Just not an accountable bone in his little growing body.  Responsibility and accountabaility are dead, but thanks to Trimaxipad's attitude, homerism and hypocrisy grow stronger.  Troll indeed...



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:56 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Amazing how things get all blownup so fast. First we have the same Iowa fans who have recently slammed Bama for giving Saban a trophy for winning a title, now we have those same Iowa fans sticking up for their program for giving the coach who put kids in the hospital an award for Coach of the year. Thats what I would call IRONY.
Really? you joined today? April 25th, 2011? No trolling here..nothing to see.

Your argument holds no weight....Saban is has no ethics..he lies to players and their family's faces and says they have a scholarship and then cuts it from them before the season.

Doyel was doing his job. The players have to have some personal accountability when it comes to working out.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:44 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Amazing how things get all blownup so fast. First we have the same Iowa fans who have recently slammed Bama for giving Saban a trophy for winning a title, now we have those same Iowa fans sticking up for their program for giving the coach who put kids in the hospital an award for Coach of the year. Thats what I would call IRONY.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:04 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

13 of them idiot.  Please learn to count.  Typical midwesterner attempt to somehow blame the SEC for its schools short comings.  What in the world does the SEC have to do with your steroid factory almost killing three kids? 
Yet another troll trying start rumors...Probably Dodd's alias.

Name ONE player at Iowa who was caught using steroids? ONE???Just one??



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:03 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

If I throw 80 people off of a two story building only 13 may die, but that doesn't mean my conduct isn't negligent.  Obviously like any medical condition progression is a statistical process.  Of course Doyle didn't want it to happen, but it did and it did because he failed at his job.  Which leads to the questions about why he's getting an award right now. 
Gunrock...Yeah this is the same..nice analogy! So Doyel failed at his job because he didn't know what 90+ players were doing over the holiday break? because he didnt know how much water they drank? Because he had no problems with the same workout in the past 10 years....he failed? You are wrong!!!



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:50 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Apparently Iowa doesn't have a medical school.  Wthout hospitalization those 13 were certainly in danger of death via renal failure.  The lengths the homers go through to cover up the obvious never ceases to amaze me (all the while throwing stones at other universities - unbelievable!).  This is exhibit 'A" as to why no one in this country takles resoponsibility for theor own actions any longer.  Truly sad...
Yep, and I could get pneunomia from a common cold...doesnt mean its going to happen! Stop trolling moron!



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:47 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz - Let us recall the lost opportunity for a Big Ten title two years ago when you laid down and gave up at Ohio State two years ago.

It's sad to say, but the only logical explanation is, Iowa appeased the Big Ten when they lost a close, hard fought game to Ohio State. To decide your team would lay down at the end of regulation play, only to lose in overtime, must have been questionable in the minds of your players. With the Big Ten title on the line, at Ohio State, more ethical you should have been. Your decision led to the loss, and that loss, to the appeasement of Big Ten officials, sent two Big Ten teams to BCS Bowl games. Ohio State, with their record, they had lost to Purdue at home earlier in the year, had to win the Big Ten title to get a BCS Bowl game in 2009. With your lay-down loss, the Iowa Hawkeye's backed into another Big-Ten runner-up being sent to a BCS Bowl game. What an advantage, to be able to tell a recruit,"You can finish second here, in the Big-Ten, and still go to a BCS Bowl game.

You must know now, and in the minds of many, you were morally wrong, when you decided to let the clock run down, at the end of regulation play, without trying to win that game.

Hopefully Coach Ferentz, you never get another opportunity to win another Big Ten title.

Do we really have this many idiots on this website? REALLY?!!! Yep, iowa layed down and let OSU take it from us. Maybe you had money on the game and lost or something but that is rediculous! We started a freshman QB..who led us in a comeback AND pushed it to OT. The FG would have been almost 60yds you idiot! if you know anything about football you have to kick low and hard to make it that far...chances of the kick getting blocked. WOW!


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