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08:22 AM ET 01.27 | With 13 players in the hospital, Iowa's football program is coming under a good deal of scrutiny that a Wednesday press conference didn't stem. Let's focus on this: Where was coach Kirk Ferentz? ... What the school could and did say on Tuesday -- well after the players were first hospitalized -- was that Ferentz was on the road recruiting and not available for comment. And for most of the day Wednesday, Ferentz was still absent. Think about that. Ferentz is talking with parents of a high school player he desperately needs. While Johnny Superstar sees everything black and gold and has the Power Hawk gleam in his eye, his mother had to have asked Ferentz: "Why are you not with your injured players? And what if my little Johnny were one of the 13?"

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January 27, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Agree Colonel. Does anyone know why only 13 were sick when many, many more experienced the same workout?

January 27, 2011  09:02 AM ET

"Why are you not with your injured players? "


And, the answer is?

January 27, 2011  09:19 AM ET

I agree that it is a no win situation. Aren't these the types of workouts he is prohibited from supervising? If he had been right there, then someone would have said, "Is he breaking an NCAA rule?"

But, he probably should have at least visited them in the hospital.

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January 27, 2011  10:44 AM ET
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Me too, and that last paragraph is probably what happened. Even Old folks sometimes exceed their limits, or so I have been told.

I know long before I ever reached the point of "Exertional Rhabdomyolysis,"I would have crapped my pants and hit the sofa for a nap. The bigger question here, and of course it's speculation,(after all that's what we do) if they were in some competition or just overdoing it, shouldn't their S&C coach and staff recognized this as improper and dangerous?

January 27, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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Very strange, has this ever happened before with so many people?

Can anyone really concentrate with avatars like yours, BlaqkJack???

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January 27, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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I know long before I ever reached the point of "Exertional Rhabdomyolysis,"I would have crapped my pants and hit the sofa for a nap. The bigger question here, and of course it's speculation,(after all that's what we do) if they were in some competition or just overdoing it, shouldn't their S&C coach and staff recognized this as improper and dangerous?

Agreed, I am 100% confident I will never experience this issue.

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January 27, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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I know long before I ever reached the point of "Exertional Rhabdomyolysis,"I would have crapped my pants and hit the sofa for a nap. The bigger question here, and of course it's speculation,(after all that's what we do) if they were in some competition or just overdoing it, shouldn't their S&C coach and staff recognized this as improper and dangerous?

Anyone that has ever worked out and worked out very hard has gotten to the point where you feel like you are about to throw up and your breathing sounds like a roaring in your ears.

I would hope most people know at that point that it's time to take it easy and rest a little bit.

January 27, 2011  11:59 AM ET
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I think that during the off season coaches have only a short time frame with players, tSUN got into trouble over something like that, so this may have been something they just did as their own group and with young ones, it just got out of hand, just guessing.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this lawsuit at USC. Will other schools do a knee jerk and start putting ridiculous controls on their training programs?

January 27, 2011  12:08 PM ET
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Just trying to keep everyone happy, even if it is a just a small pic. I would recommend checking out my images on my profile, should help everyone get thru the day.

... or get fired! ;)

January 27, 2011  12:23 PM ET
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Anyone that has ever worked out and worked out very hard has gotten to the point where you feel like you are about to throw up and your breathing sounds like a roaring in your ears.I would hope most people know at that point that it's time to take it easy and rest a little bit.

I was just thinking that - about the time you puke, you should know to stop.

Oh to be 19 and invincible again!

January 27, 2011  12:31 PM ET
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I was just thinking that - about the time you puke, you should know to stop.Oh to be 19 and invincible again!

When they panned the crowd in the bleachers at Wrigley on a hot July day and the stands were full of hot drunk women in bikini tops,Harry Caray used to say "Oh to be 25 and know what I know now!"
We miss you Harry.

January 27, 2011  03:07 PM ET
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Can anyone really concentrate with avatars like yours, BlaqkJack???

I can't. Blaqjack always wins the avatar contest.

 
January 27, 2011  03:17 PM ET

Over hyped issue. You really expect the coach to baby each player? Think not. They simply over trained and this happens as a result.

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