Iowa Football: Why the Hawkeyes Will Surprise in 2012

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Iowa Football: Why the Hawkeyes Will Surprise in 2012
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If the Iowa Hawkeyes were a stock, all the analysts would be crying sell! They barely made the post season last year, sell! They only have 11 returning starters, both the offensive and defensive coordinators are new this year, the running back corps is thin, sell, sell, sell!

The beauty of college football is that just like the stock market, no one really knows for sure. Just when things seem to be pointed down a new star is born. Or more often, a team comes together and makes what appears a singular weakness into a team strength.

Don't get me wrong, talent is certainly nice to have. It's also a tough thing to evaluate. On SportsCenter they are all experts. Those highlight clips they narrate clearly show the talent. The problem is the show is built on what has already happened, not what is going to.

Lucky for us, that leaves lots of opportunities to speculate on where our favorite team is headed in 2012. The following are the top five reasons I believe your Iowa stock is safe.

In fact, read on and you will see five reasons I am raising Iowa Hawkeye Stock to a solid buy this year!

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