OT-AIRBHG Strikes Swiftly (Possibly)

Submitted by tenerson on March 29th, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Just heard on the radio over here in Iowa that Jordan Canzeri, the top RB on the Iowa depth chart, has a torn ACL. He is having an MRI done, however the preliminary report is that he's out for the year. Spring seems soon for this to start.

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RakeFight

March 29th, 2012 at 5:58 PM ^

Now there's a program where a top... or even a solid high school running back could see immediate playing time if he commits.  Wow, talk about bad luck.

Happy Gilmore

March 29th, 2012 at 6:12 PM ^

The fact that it seemingly continues to happen to them makes me question the effectiveness of 1) how they run their practices or 2) their trainers. Sure, injuries happen in football. But when seeing a trend like this it seems like there has to be some kind of rational explanation.

MilkSteak

March 29th, 2012 at 6:20 PM ^

Wow, there has to be some way to use this misfortune for good. Maybe nix capital punishment in Texas and force those on death row to play RB at Iowa?

WolvinLA2

March 29th, 2012 at 6:20 PM ^

They picked up a pretty big RB recruit in this last class.  I can't remember his name, but we were after him too, for a while at least.  He'll get a shot I'm sure.

bacon

March 29th, 2012 at 8:08 PM ^

At what point does it become a realistic option to just have some backup RB each year that's named as the "starting RB" just to throw AIRBHG off the scent of the real starter?

Hardware Sushi

March 29th, 2012 at 9:48 PM ^

Change the turf on the field. New cleats for everyone. No RB direction changes during practice.

This was already nuts. I don't know if I have a word to describe it at this point.

Marley Nowell

March 29th, 2012 at 10:04 PM ^

 

 

2001:
-Ladell Betts, who had managed to put up respectable numbers for four years despite playing for some of the worst teams in the history of the school, gets hurt before what would have been his only bowl game

2002:
-Aaron Greving, the projected starter, gets hurt and misses the start of the season, quits halfway through
-Incoming Freshman Justice Hariston fails to qualify, goes to prep school, eventually goes to Rutgers instead

2003:
-Jermelle Lewis, a highly touted recruit who looked great as part of a 1-2 punch with Freddy Russell in 2002, tears his ACL
-Albert Young breaks his leg

2004:
-AJ Johnson flunks out prior to the season
-Freddy Russell goes pro despite being able to petition for an additional year, presumably because he couldn't wait to get his CFL career started
-Jermelle Lewis tears his other ACL
-Albert Young tears his ACL
-Marcus Schnoor tears his ACL
-FB/HB Champ Davis tears his ACL
-Marques Simmons misses most of the year with a high ankle sprain
-Damien Sims briefly moves to CB, tricking AIRBHG and insuring his status as the only Iowa running back of the last decade to make it through all four years completely healthy.

2005:
-Justifiably proud of his stellar work the year prior, AIRBHG rewards himself with a year off.

2006:
-In-coming 4* recruit Kalvin Baliey flunks out
-Corey Robertson flunks out
-Albert Young suffers a variety of minor injuries that, when combined with all the other leg injuries he'd had, leave him a shadow of what he was in 2005, when he led the Big Ten in rushing during conference play.

2007:
-Shonn Greene flunks out
-Dana Brown hits a girl and gets kicked off the team

2008:
-Javon Pugh transfers after a mysterious suspension
-Promising in-coming freshman Jeff Brinson gets hurt and misses the whole year
-In-coming JuCo recruit Nate Guilloy leaves the team and transfers after spring camp
-Special teams gunner and garbage time running back Jayme "The Irish Car Bomb" Murphy suffers what I believe was the first of an estimated 7000 concussions. He would eventually be removed from the team for his own good.
-The Legendary Paki O'Mera begins his reign of terror on the Iowa depth charts

2009:
-Jeff Brinson gets hurt again
-Projected Starter Jewel Hampton tears his ACL before the season

2010:
-Brinson tries to escape by transferring to UCF, but AIRBHG hunts him down and tears his ACL again
-Jewel Hampton tears the other ACL, eventually transfers
-Wegher gets a girl pregnant and leaves the team never to return
-Coker breaks his collerbone in fall camp and misses the start of the season
-Robinson suffers a concussion, has grade issues, and eventually gets busted for pot at the worst possible time and is thrown off the team
-Even goddamned Paki O'Mera gets hurt

2011:
-McCall gets hurt on his tenth career carry, eventually gets suspended for mysterious reasons, transfers at the end of the year
-Coker is suspended for a code of conduct violation prior to the bowl, eventually asks for a release.

 

 

superstringer

March 30th, 2012 at 10:45 AM ^

Airbhg has a twitter account, has had one for a while.  @airbgh of course.  Look it up.  He's been mocking running backs for a while... and posting some other juvenile things.  Apparently, AIRBHG is a teenager or hasn't outgrown his adolescence, and acts like a child.  Who knew he was a Sparty?