I think the cold weather is going to cause some problems for both teams. I hope RR was right when he said the problems with the line can be fixed and our running game explodes. Also my fingers are crossed that Brandon Minor is indeed close to 100%.
Most weather reports say Iowa City game time temps in the upper 30's low 40's.
good luck convincing the kids from florida that high 30's isn't that cold
Not to mention the QB from San Diego...
Who has been in Ann Arbor since January...
Guess it's time for 'em to grow some hair on their ballz
One time I walked outside and it was in the high 30's low 40's and I was cold. I went to McDonalds and bought a coffee and I sat in a booth and drank it. I felt much warmer. I went back outside and it was cold again.
I just hope that Odoms has been keeping the A/C on all night and sleeping with his windows open in order to climatize.
The site shows the forecast for the game, and also provides Michigan's and Iowa's past results based on different weather variables (light, temperature, wind, precipitation):
Well, it looks like there is a good chance that we have wind, rain, and the cold to deal with tomorrow night. Damn.
If you look at the hour by hour forecast for Iowa City, the rain is supposed to stop by 6pm. 8pm shows 39 degrees with a 20% chance of rain, 9pm and beyond shows 0% chance of rain.
The Weather channel is notorious for being, let's just say, not always correct. Let's hope they're right on this one.
NEVER trust Weather.com. Go to an Iowa City news website and find their local forecast.
The cold doesn't worry me. What would worry me is rain, wind, snow, etc.
I'm praying for a calm, non precipitation/windy, day.
Maybe they will postpone the game and make snow angels on the field instead?
How does our experience with muck angels help when it comes to snow angels? Is it even compareable?
Things would have to really, really, really change on the ground here for snow to fall.
Sounds like football weather to me. I can't wait for the game. Go Blue!!
I'm fine with cold and rainy, because we got some experience in that weather last week. Let's pray for four quarters like our 4th quarter against State.
I agree weather shouldn't be much of a factor if it's 40 degrees but pleasant. Throw some rain in there though, and it could get pretty ugly. But since we're the underdog, I'm okay with that if it means we are one play away from winning it in the fourth quarter.
Uggh, when I see 40 degrees, rain, and football in the same sentence I get flashbacks to Northwestern.
I am pretty sure the thermometer never cracked 40 during that game.
Hopefully RR can get the kids to focus on what they control (execution of the plays and the Hawkeyes) and not worry about what is uncontrollable (weather). We want to win every game, all the time. But the experience the kids will take from this game will be huge. These guys will feel what it's like to play in this environment and, in the long run, will be better because of it. If this experience helps kick some Suckeye ass in November, I am all for a blizzard, monsoon, tornado, whatever. O how I hate Ohio State.
Somewhere in between a witches tit and a hag's gunt. In other words...cold, with some dew on the field.
Anyone know if umbrellas are allowed in the stadium? I'm assuming they're not.
It's a good game for the team to get used to it. I don't think it's going to keep getting much warmer this season.
Perfect Mid West football weather. These guys won't even know is cold with all the adrenaline.
I am in Boulder CO and it has been cold and snowing since 8 pm friday night, the radar looks like that storm is moving east into Nebraska and Iowa.