Over the weekend, Phil Steele's 2010 College Football Preview arrived in my mailbox.
Steele's magazine is a ridiculously thick publication full of statistics on almost every major team in college football. College football writers/addicts go into a frantic fury of page flipping for hours after it arrives with their mail.
Steele didn’t go light on the Big Ten stats this year and his information on Iowa was encouraging.
As Steele points out, Iowa's starting quarterback Ricky Stanzi has an outstanding 67 percent passing completion in the fourth quarter of play. That equates to a pass efficiency rating of 200.2 in arguably the most important quarter of football.
His fourth-quarter statistics are a huge reason for his 18-4 record as a starter.
If you happen to have a huge magnifying glass, Steele also drops in a Stanzi long-shot Heisman mention on the very back page of the preview. It might take superpowers to see the mention, but a mention is a mention.
With football withdrawal on the verge of kicking in, I used Steele's Stanzi statistics (say that five times fast) as inspiration for a post to see where Stanzi subjectively ranks among Iowa's All-Time quarterbacks.