1. Predicting College Football's 13 Teams Most Likely to Regress in 2012

    The nature of college football is that teams have up and down years. That is the way it goes when players on any given team only have four years of availability...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 8,296 reads 36 comments

  2. Iowa Football: AIRBHG No Laughing Matter to Hawkeyes

    AIRBHG, otherwise known as the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God, was a term that was first coined, to the best of my knowledge, by the good folks at Blackheartgoldpants.com ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,607 reads 13 comments

  3. Iowa Football: Projecting Hawkeyes' 2012 Depth Chart

    With 2011 in the books, it's time to focus on 2012. Next year looks to be something of a rebuilding year for the Hawks...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,200 reads 6 comments

  4. College Football: Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2012

    College football's underclassmen have now declared whether or not they will make themselves available for the NFL draft. In effect, it is time to take a still-way-too-early look at the top 25 in 2012...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 956 reads 2 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: An Early-Bird Look at the Big Ten Conference in 2012

    In this slideshow, I'll take a look at how the Big Ten shapes up for 2012. Obviously, there will be a great many changes before August 31, 2012, when Michigan State meets Boise State...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,200 reads 40 comments

  6. Iowa Football: Attrition Is the Key to Recent Hawkeye Mediocrity

    I recently wrote an article in which I questioned whether Marcus Coker's (and Mika'il McCall's) recent suspensions were a trend that has followed Iowa position coach Lester Erb ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 6,862 reads 4 comments

  7. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 11 Things Insight Bowl Loss Says About the Hawks in 2012

    Though it wasn't pretty, and was often a microcosmic view of the way this season has gone, the Insight Bowl had a good deal to tell the fans about what to expect from the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,001 reads 7 comments

  8. Insight Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for the Iowa Hawkeyes Against Oklahoma

    This bowl season, the Iowa Hawkeyes will suit up against the Oklahoma Sooners . The Hawks will attempt to win their fourth bowl game in a row, and this might be the tallest bowl game task in the Kirk Ferentz era...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,668 reads 2 comments

  9. Iowa Football: Norm Parker's 8 Best Defensive Performances as a Hawkeye

    This year's Insight Bowl matchup against Oklahoma will be the last time Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker calls the plays...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 499 reads 1 comments

  10. Iowa Football: Is There More to Marcus Coker's Suspension Than Meets the Eye?

    I'm going to take Hawkeye fans back a few years to a dark place. It is 2007 and a number of Hawkeyes found themselves in trouble with the law...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 8,392 reads 6 comments

  11. From Evy to Ferentz: 5 Biggest Bowl Wins in Iowa Hawkeye Football History

    On Dec. 30, the Iowa Hawkeyes will participate in their 26th bowl game ever. They have a 14-10-1 record in bowl games, with a 3-4 record in major—Rose Bowl or BCS bowls—bowl games...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,142 reads 4 comments

  12. College Football: 10 Individual Bowl Matchups That Will Affect the NFL Draft

    The bowl games are not only the last game of the season, but they are also the last chance soon-to-be-pro players have to impress scouts in a real-game situation...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,432 reads 9 comments

  13. Iowa Football: Who Will Replace Norm Parker as Hawks' Defensive Coordinator?

    This past weekend, storied Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker announced his retirement, effective after the Hawks' Insight Bowl game against Oklahoma. Parker has been with Iowa since Kirk Ferentz became the head coach in 1999...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 4,723 reads 1 comments

  14. 2011-12 College Football Bowl Schedule: Power Ranking Every Game

    It's bowl season. Seventy of the best teams in the nation will square off to give us one more month of college football...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,204 reads 28 comments

  15. Iowa Hawkeye Football: Why Minnesota Game Is More Important Than Insight Bowl

    For the second season in a row, a 7-5 Iowa team will head into bowl season facing off against a seemingly much better, ranked opponent. Last season, it was the Insight Bowl against No...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,566 reads 5 comments

  16. Iowa to Insight Bowl: A Guide to the Matchup vs. Oklahoma

    The stars appear to have aligned for the second season in a row. For the second straight season, the Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to the Insight Bowl, where they will face a team that, on paper, appears to be much better than them...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,190 reads 6 comments

  17. 2011 Final BCS Poll: Ranking Each Top 25 Team's Strength of Schedule

    I put together this system at the end of the 2010 regular season , and, as I said at the time, I went into it with certain preconceived notions...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 992 reads 2 comments

  18. NCAA Football: 2011 All-Big Ten Football Team

    The Big Ten's inaugural conference championship game will pit the Michigan State Spartans against the Wisconsin Badgers. Perhaps it is an unlikely pairing for the conference of Michigan and Ohio State...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,229 reads 21 comments

  19. Iowa Football: End of the Season Good, Bad and Ugly for the Hawkeyes

    With the regular season over, Iowa Hawkeyes fans look at their 7-5 team and are still asking the same questions they had following the team's overtime loss to in-state rival Iowa ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,500 reads 11 comments

  20. BCS Bowl Predictions: How Michigan Can Get Squeezed out of the BCS Bowl Picture

    With the Wolverines' big win over OSU, most Michigan fans probably feel that their team wrapped up a sure BCS berth...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,400 reads 21 comments

  21. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawks Play Nebraska

    Iowa is 7-4. Nebraska is 8-3. Iowa fans wanted more for their team, but they can hardly complain given that it is a rebuilding year, and the Hawks are now in a position to win eight games...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 1,093 reads 1 comments

  22. Iowa Football: Bowl Predictions for the Hawkeyes Following Win over Purdue

    Iowa stumbled through its seventh win of the year against its hated rival, Purdue. That makes win No. 7, and while win No. 6 secured bowl eligibility, this victory iced it, and let's face it, seven wins is a lot more respectable than six...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 4,708 reads 2 comments

  23. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawks Play Purdue

    Forget Michigan-Ohio State. Forget Auburn-Bama. Forget USC-Notre Dame. This is the biggest rivalry in all of college football, and the Big Ten recognized that when they decided on inter-divisional protected rivals ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 1,219 reads 0 comments

  24. Iowa Football: The Hawkeyes Are out-Iowa'ed by Michigan State

    In the better years and the better games of the Ferentz era, the Hawks have won by a few simple rules. They have played fundamentally sound football on both sides of the ball...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 1,608 reads 7 comments

  25. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawks Play Michigan State

    The Hawkeyes come into the Nov. 12 showdown against Michigan State with some momentum behind them. Last week, they beat the winningest program in the history of college football for the third time in a row...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 1,262 reads 0 comments