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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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Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:44 am
 

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?  
Yep...exactly like John Wilkes Booth getting a Nobel Peace Prize...no exagerating there. Maybe some people like yourselves over react to things you know nothing about.  

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. 
How what blew over? Do you read Sports Illustrated, ESPN or CBS? moronic comment!

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.

LOL...a NEB fan calling out us Iowa fans...surprise surprise...A Michigan fan would never call out a OSU fan would they?


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.  
Absolutely he is...and I am glad you are speaking for the rest of the country. KF is a well respected coach. He runs a clean program. If kids get caught doing drugs, he kicked them off the team. No suspending guys for one quarter agaisnt marginal opponents like they do in the SEC or pay for play or oversign,etc...There was a very unfortunate event that happened but it was partly the players fault as well. Get off your soapbox dude!



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:39 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Some of you morons who post on here should do some research...actually the moron who posted the article (Dodd) should do some research. Hey Dodd, William Lowe was granted his release but hasn't decided if he wants to transfer. Oh and "another player reportedly has headaches?" WHAT? people get headaches all the time...and who is reporting that? Did a player come to you and report that?  Skeffy you idiot....who was almost killed? NO ONE!   I agree that this isn't the best idea for KF to do being that he doesnt really care what the public(media) thinks about the way he runs his program. He is not a PR guy. With that said, it's basically KF's way of saying he thinks Doyel does an outstanding job and will stick by him when guys like you DODD try to tear down  the program. If the investigation found NO wrong doing then why shouldn't KF honor a guy that consistently takes 2-3 star athletes and turns them into NFL bound players? Funny thing DODD, you want KF to answer to your questions but you don't even have a conversation with us fans about your obsurd comments!
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...



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:36 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

hey moron ( ) : get a clue before pasting garbage baseless allegations about something that you know nothing about, you want to talk about cheating, go read up on the sec... Dodd's a loser looking to drum up some interest in something that is irrelevant and also since it involves the big ten, he can't resist. Dodd: get your nose out of the rear end of the sec and wake up. start writing for your conscious for a change instead of the puppet master...


I think its cute your Mommy let's you use the big boy computer - see my response to that other vapid conference homer who hates accountability.  Puppet Master indeed - what a whackadoo...





Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:35 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Some of you morons who post on here should do some research...actually the moron who posted the article (Dodd) should do some research. Hey Dodd, William Lowe was granted his release but hasn't decided if he wants to transfer. Oh and "another player reportedly has headaches?" WHAT? people get headaches all the time...and who is reporting that? Did a player come to you and report that?  Skeffy you idiot....who was almost killed? NO ONE!   I agree that this isn't the best idea for KF to do being that he doesnt really care what the public(media) thinks about the way he runs his program. He is not a PR guy. With that said, it's basically KF's way of saying he thinks Doyel does an outstanding job and will stick by him when guys like you DODD try to tear down  the program. If the investigation found NO wrong doing then why shouldn't KF honor a guy that consistently takes 2-3 star athletes and turns them into NFL bound players? Funny thing DODD, you want KF to answer to your questions but you don't even have a conversation with us fans about your obsurd comments!



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:31 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Skreffty, could you be more ignorant?  Which one of the players was almost killed?  Your knowledge of the facts of this story appears to be less than zero.  I agree with the previous poster who wrote that this is nothing more than another deflection for the SEC.  After multiple arrests in two weeks for multiple SEC schools, the commissioner of the SEC probably phoned CBS and asked them to run that Iowa story again until people stop noticing.  Fortunately, heehaws like you jump on the bandwagon without knowing anything about the actual event.  Trying to kill someone seems pretty different than a player who was surprised that they were keeping him in the hospital, doesn't it?  You are the perfect SEC tool.  You must be proud.
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?  Rather than state any kind of fact or offer evidence to rebut anything I state (aka facts), you get personal with "heehaw".  That is hysterical coming from Iowa by the way, a farmer calling a native of the country's most cosmoplitan city a "heehaw".  I bet you call New Yorkers provincial hillbillies too huh lmao.  It appears that geography isn't taught in lily-white, secluded, backwater, souless Iowa.  But I won't engage in your childish name calling other than that easy refutation.  I don't have to when the facts are so obviously on my side.  So I state again, instead of slinging stones all over, try some INTROSPECTION and see what caused the problem that almost killed 13 kids, fix said problem, apologize to the parents, and then move on.  But nope, instead you you take the low road, ignore the health of your own athletes (recruits, that should tell you all you need to know right here.  These "fans" in Iowa are sickos), and like a 4-year old try to fix the blame for your lack of institutional control on someone else; what a douche.  As far as the other SEC schools and their infractions, they were also in the wrong, and if you pulled your head out of your rear long enough you would realize that indeed articles were written about these events as well, so knock of your womanish persecution complex; Iowa isn't worth it lol, no one would go through that much trouble going after Iowa, trust me.  If you looked at my posts when you stalked my profile you would see me criticizing both of those programs as well.  That is what I call "consistency".  Now you on the other hand continue to attack other schools while giving your own a free pass, that is called homerism and hypocrisy.  And then, on top of all that, you try to make this a conference issue.  Dude, you got the issues.  Grow a sack, be a man, and admit your school screwed up.  Once again, it is called responsibility. 



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:59 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Skreffty, could you be more ignorant?  Which one of the players was almost killed?  Your knowledge of the facts of this story appears to be less than zero.  I agree with the previous poster who wrote that this is nothing more than another deflection for the SEC.  After multiple arrests in two weeks for multiple SEC schools, the commissioner of the SEC probably phoned CBS and asked them to run that Iowa story again until people stop noticing.  Fortunately, heehaws like you jump on the bandwagon without knowing anything about the actual event.  Trying to kill someone seems pretty different than a player who was surprised that they were keeping him in the hospital, doesn't it?  You are the perfect SEC tool.  You must be proud.



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:50 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Every training coach in the country wants to know the specific training schedule used.  The concern is not one of blame, but of prevention.  



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:28 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

Has everyone concentrated on this non-story long enough - its been listed as a "top story" for nearly a week even though the original run was proven to be fallacious - so that we can all overlook the countless and unfortunately normal number of SEC arrests, "team violations", suspensions, academic shortcomings, recruitment investigations, etc.???

Please tell the SEC to hurry up and quietly disregard all of these things because CBS's arms are getting tired from flapping this story. 


PS - Dear CBS, thanks again for the nearly $1 BILLION tv contract in 2008.  We really appreciate it!  Have a great summer!  BFF!  Sincerely, the SEC (aka the Southeastern Criminal association)

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Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 7:00 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

hey moron () : get a clue before pasting garbage baseless allegations about something that you know nothing about, you want to talk about cheating, go read up on the sec... Dodd's a loser looking to drum up some interest in something that is irrelevant and also since it involves the big ten, he can't resist. Dodd: get your nose out of the rear end of the sec and wake up. start writing for your conscious for a change instead of the puppet master...



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 6:14 am
 

Incredibly, coach in charge of Iowa 13 honored

and to the UNINFORMED idiots posting that iowa fans are "idiots" for pretending the iowa coaching staff wasnt trying to kill thier players. seriously you need to read more than dodds take before you post that bullsh!!!!!!!!t
from the players mouth......
"I thought i would get my blood drawn and in 15 minutes I'd be good to go and be back in class the next day, " he said. I had no clue they wre going to make me stay in the hospital for any extended time. I was ready to leave the hospital immediately." said Prater.


(does that sound like a player about to drop dead???)

 

It was a strange and confusing time. Prater said he knows it looked to the outside world as if Iowa's strength and conditioning coaches were trying to kill the players.

He and his teammates both feel there was a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about the situation.

"There were a lot of false reports out there," linebacker Tyler Nielsen said. "It was disappointing, especially when you knew the guys involved and knew they weren't doing anything wrong."

"He said none of it has done anything to change the approach or the outlook in the Iowa weight room. If anything, he said it's one more motivator for his final season of college football."


 

(AGAIN does that sound like a player about ready to drop dead??)  go pretend you dont like another team and comment sh!!!t on their fans hater



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