My obvious wish is for the Hawkeyes to show up in a big way for the Insight Bowl against Missouri on December 28, mercilessly defeating them as they did Michigan State this season.
Hawkeye fans need a break from disappointment and news of players leaving. They need a light at the end of the tunnel. They need a victory for a late Christmas present. More importantly, so does the team. Not just the seniors, so they can leave on better terms, but the younger players as well, who will take up the torch and march on.
There’s next season to pick up the pieces and rebuild, but this team, these seniors, have one more important game to play. Perhaps it’s more important now than it was a few weeks ago.
And so for this last game, the Insight Bowl, I have three wishes for the Iowa Hawkeyes as they prepare to travel to Tempe, Arizona.