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February 1st, 2012 at 6:37 PM ^

Hemholdt just ReTweeted a link saying that Auburn is still in it for Kozan, Diamond, and Diggs. I could give a shit less about Diggs anymore, but I would hope that we can snare Kozan and Diamond

triangle_M

February 1st, 2012 at 7:57 PM ^

If you've been to Auburn you would know its not the sort of economy that would support a large number of hookers.  Its got a real small town feel, which I guess can be appealing to some.  Its in the middle of nowhere, and you have to drive by a lot of cows to get there.  My girlfriend's undergrad is from Auburn, and she loves it the same way I love a Wordsworth poem--its pastoral and quaint and full of itself all at the same time.  It in no way compares to Ann Arbor culturally.  

JT4104

February 1st, 2012 at 6:44 PM ^

No knock on lefty...but I would be weary on how that Auburn O rolls without Malzahn. they also lost Dyer when Malzahn left.

I guess I just dont get the appeal of Auburn...I can understand Bama but not Auburn.

Huss

February 1st, 2012 at 7:01 PM ^

They're probably selling this kid on the fact that Iowa has kinda kicked around Michigan in recent years.  Sometimes recent history shows a kid a lot more about a program than our national titles 100 years ago.

PurpleStuff

February 1st, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

We beat them by 6 in 2001.  They beat us in 2002 and 2003.  In 2004 we beat them but they finished 10-2 and #8 in the country.  In 2005 we needed OT to beat them.  We didn't play in 2007 and 2008.  They've beat us 3 years in a row.

They won a BCS bowl in 2009 and went to another in 2002.  They've had four top-10 finishes in the last 10 seasons (same as us).

Iowa's sales pitch is a lot stronger than you are pretending it is.

Mr. Yost

February 1st, 2012 at 8:42 PM ^

Iowa puts PLENTY of offensive lineman into the NFL...they definitely have more in recent memory.

Let's not be ignorant and act like this is a 5* WR choosing Houston with no Case Keenum or Kevin Sumlin over us.

Lyddea

February 1st, 2012 at 7:23 PM ^

Have you seen Iowa's OL Draft history? 13 drafted over the past 10 years vs. 4 out of Mich.

  • 2012: 1st (Reiff), 4-6(Zusevics)
  • 2011: 5th (Vandervelde)
  • 2010: 1st (Bulaga), 7th
  • 2009: 4th
  • 2008: nobody
  • 2007: 3rd, 7th
  • 2006: nobody
  • 2005: 6th
  • 2004: 1st
  • 2003: 2nd, 2nd, 5th

Jasper

February 1st, 2012 at 8:03 PM ^

I don't know whose fault it is (Andy Moeller?), but aside from Jake Long and David Baas, there was a long pre-RichRod O-line dry spell here. Anyone who speaks of "getting back to UMich offensive lines" should be prepared to head to 2000.

Speaking of RichRod, he had one year with (ultimately) no recruits in that area. Aside from Lewan (looking good at this point) and Schofield (maybe), I don't see any future pros from his 3 1/2 classes.

radfan5

February 1st, 2012 at 6:48 PM ^

 That we are even in this conversation is good news. When we all ran to our computers this morning, we all assumed he was Iowa bound. We have a chance, and we're playing with house money.