Spring practice has started in Iowa City and in most college football towns across the country, which means that the cycle of the college football season has begun.
That means we'll have a new round of predictions, prognostications and punditry from every armchair quarterback that knows how to type.
As I am one of those able typists, the following is an early look at Iowa's 2012 schedule.
With a huge number of graduations over the last two seasons, three new coaches, as well as a new offensive and defensive coordinator, not to mention Kirk Ferentz's seeming admission, according to Hawk Central, that the "offense needed fix," this is the most uncertain year since, arguably, 2008.
In regards to my handicapping, obviously, the spreads and outlooks of teams will change as the season progresses. My attempt at handicapping only concerns what we know now.
When referring to "all-time record," I referred to stassen.com, which only contains data for "major" teams, and therefore, is not an all-time record in the truest sense.
Finally, when referring to "last meeting," the first point total is Iowa's.