The Tale of Two Big 12’s + the Return of the Power 5

September 13, 2020

Ty and Dan dive back into Power 5 football, as the Sun Belt burns up Iowa State and Kansas State while Spencer Rattler and Sam Ehlinger start the 2020 season in a big way. Plus, Georgia Tech’s big win over Florida State, the return of Ian Chapter in South Bend, North Carolina’s uneven victory, Micaaaaaaaale Cunningham’s career night, and a gentlemen’s agreement in Pitt’s drubbing of Austin Peay. More about The Solid Verbal: About the Show The Solid Verbal on Instagram The Solid Verbal on Twitter The Solid Verbal on Facebook The Solid Verbal on YouTube

August Countdown: The Iowa Hawkeyes (25)

August 3, 2009

Beginning today, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. We begin with Iowa, whose state bird is the Carduelis tristis, or the American goldfinch. Not a hawk. Go figure. First Impression Iowa always feels like one of those teams that’s either better or worse than expected, which technically makes the Hawkeyes guilty only of not building on previous success or simply underperforming and then performing to their capable level. Even I’m confused after writing that sentence. Also, does Iowa really need to do everything it can to lock up Kirk . . .