***Warning- Read the post before the carpet bombing of neg bangs commence
My point is that with all our troubles, we have at least not seen these depths (which actually could be understandable based on the struggles the last three years). This is coming from an Iowa team, run by a well respected coach, that mailed it in last weekend against Minnesota. Bear in mind, this was a team that started the year ranked #9 and was given 1 in 10 odds by Vegas of playing in the NC game. However, it is also a team that has lost a fourth quarter lead in each of its 5 losses.
Courtesy of the Iowa Press-Citizen:
"We lost the will to win"- Adrian Clayborn
"Something happened on the way up here: we just didn't have our heads in it"- Allen Reisner
The result was Minny pushing these guys around at the end of the game, just running at Iowa when they needed first downs to bleed the clock. As our fan base continues to roil, it isn't exactly smooth sailing everywhere else. Especially considering this was one of our leading coaching candidates three years ago. Better days can't come soon enough.