If the Hawkeye receiver corps gets any thinner we will be looking at using student trainers and trombone players. It was unreal the way injuries were piling up last night vs Wisconsin. Andy Brodell and Tony Moeaki both out?? Those guys are our #1 and #2 targets. As of now, I have seen no report on either, but Brodell's injury did not look good. The way he just fell in a heap looked like a pulled hamstring and those do not heal quickly. That usually affects a receiver the entire season.
Bright spot? Johnson-Koulainos (spelling?) Wow! That was an incredible one hand catch in the endzone. Hell yes, it was offensive interference, but they were allowing defenders to hand check all night so I guess it wasn't in this game.
Another bright spot? Defensive front. Awesome display. Mitch King impressed the hell out of Herbstreit. We've been used to seeing that kind of play from him all year, so maybe we need to be reminded from time to time how lucky we are to have him.
Sore spot? Injuries. A broken record. 'Nough said on that front.
Another sore spot? Interesting how a Wisconsin back is charged with beating his girlfriend and he's still on the field. Oh wait, he doesn't get to travel with the team. That'll teach him!! Disgusting.
3rd Sore Spot? Brett Bielema. I used to respect the guy as he's a former Hawkeye and all. But his behavior after the game really rubbed me the wrong way. In God's country, (Iowa) win or lose our coach jogs to midfield without changing emotion, congratulates the opposition and jogs to the locker room. Apparently, in beer and brat country you do things a little differently. You jump up and down like a co-ed in a wet t-shirt contest then in your post game interview you make a wise-(as)sed comment like, "We play 4 quarters around here." Excuse me? And we don't? We just gave you 4 quarters of everything we had. Despite suspensions, (which don't exist in Badger-land), enough injuries to backlog a M*A*S*H* unit, first time ever freshman place kicker, red shirt freshman and sophomores coming in to shore up our hobbling starters now lying on training tables in the locker room, and numerous former players watching the game from the Johnson County jail, (while Wisconsin girlfriend beaters miss away games), we come up short by a couple plays. Coach Bielema: Take a lesson from Kirk Ferentz about post game behavior. Jerk.
I'm proud of our Hawkeyes and all the turmoil they were able to overcome.
Bring on the Hoosiers. It's Homecoming Week.