Greetings and Salutations to my Hawkeye friends here in the Big Apple, the Twin Cities, and the 2nd City! And to any Hawkeyes around the globe, into whose mailbox this does arrive.
At noon Thursday, we are (say it with me now) – 100 days from Iowa football, 2009 edition! (Eastern, 11:00 am for you Midwest Hawks).
And yes! It’s much more fun writing this update this year compared to last! Nothing like a 9 win season, pre-season rankings, and talking heads saying ‘the Big Ten comes down to Penn State, Ohio State, and Iowa’ to get the countdown kicked off with a bang.
Did last season serve notice that we have indeed rebounded, and will now begin another multi-year assault on Big Ten titles? Yes, we did lose some key playmakers from the 2008 squad, but with the guys who are back, the young kids now getting their starting chance, and some often-injured Hawks who seem to finally be healthy, this team is ready for the spotlight. There is enough there to make much more levelheaded Hawkeyes (than me), be downright giddy with anticipation.