After a season in which many Iowa fans thought they would be celebrating a Rose Bowl appearance or more, the last four months as a Iowa Hawkeye fan have not been the best of times, to say the least.
It was after the pounding of the undefeated Michigan State team on Halloween that the wheels seemed to come off for the Hawkeyes.
The following weeks saw a victory over Indiana in a game the Hawkeyes had no business winning. And, after that, the Hawkeyes imploded with losses to Northwestern, Ohio State and lowly rival Minnesota.
Though things turned for the better in the Insight Bowl victory over the Missouri Tigers, the worst had passed for Hawkeyes fans.
Or so we thought..
Scandals surrounding drugs, suspensions, player transfers, and finally the hospitalization of 13 players have left Hawkeye fans scratching their heads. It would appear to most that the best season the program ever had was followed by one of the most unpleasant fans have ever had.
But, as far away as it appears now, the magical season that finished with a victory over Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl was something everyone from the "Hawkeye State" will remember and cherish.
So I will give an update on the happenings of the starters from that fairy-tale team and show the successes that have come from the 2009 Iowa Hawkeyes.