“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God is in rare form this season. Internet celebrity and walk-on Paki O'Meara is now second string, and even he's out this week after getting concussed. It's Adam Robinson and Marcus Coker and nothin'.