Zero Chill Friday Night
“Who hates Iowa? We hate IOWA!”Minute song of the week regardless of whether Minnesota fans are playing hockey. For almost four years, PJ Fleck did not echo the hint of that sentiment, only getting praise over Gophers’ southern rival, believing Iowa to be a model for his program and Kirk Ferentz was declared one of the best coaches In the history of college football.
Will Fleck’s opinion change after Friday night?
Faces a second and goal and a 35-point deficit in their final seconds 11th week meeting, Fleck’s time to run more plays in their last 24 meetings hoping to avoid a fourth shutout loss to Iowa. A Peeved Farentz timed out. And then another … and another before Gophers Tanner Morgan-to-Rashod Bateman scored on the touchdown.
“It’s time for them to take a look at what they’re doing and re-examine the ons,” Ferentz said. “So we wanted to make sure we knew exactly what they were doing. There was no point in taking them on the bus with us. [The media] Reminded me twice in the last 22 years. “
Then came the dagger:
“We took Floyd with us and we realized that time was running out here,” Ferentz added, referring to the rival Floyd’s Rosedale trophy.
Fleck did not take the bait, instead playing dumb while solving his team’s problems at blowout loss, Minnesota’s third defeat in four games since winning 11 games last year. During Fleck’s four years in Minneapolis, there were rumors and reports that Ferentz and his crew did not like how the gophers had hired them negatively.
“Guys in Ames and the new guy in Minneapolis have no problem throwing start-ups,” said the Iowa Risk Coordinator. Said Brian Ferentz In 2017, Fleck and Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell were mentioned. “What I’m learned is that we’ll definitely learn about the guys in Ames, the guys in Minneapolis. What does the offer really mean?”
Minutes later, Zero Chill Friday Night continued at the end of the Cincinnati-East Carolina game. Luke Fickel, who faces fourth and seventh from their own 28-yard line with ECU, 42-10, and seven minutes left, probably sent a message to the College Football Playoff Committee: We are good and we will make statements against bad teams.
After the game, pickle one Long midfield conversion With ECU head coach Mike Houston. While Houston declined to comment on the exchange, Fickel apologized for the fake punt, saying it was not a so-called game.
I really like what a fake punt means. When the playoff miracle is needed To reach a four-team field, you must make statements against bad teams. I respect Fickel’s sporting prowess, but there’s nothing wrong with fake punt to boost the score and say “Hey, committee, we’re really good”.
As Cancel This week dominated the college football highlights, which were largely lost in the shuffle:
During his seven years as Army Head Coach, Jeff Monken took several, perhaps innocent, shots in the Air Force, his team was due to play in the 11th week before COVID Contact Tracing. The Falcons program had to be canceled.
“I said [AD] Mike [Buddie], ‘Let’s go there,’ ‘Manken said Said on his weekly radio show. “‘Ask them if they want us to get there.’ We can play them in the parking lot of the PX or in the Prep School Practice field I do not care, we can play them anywhere.I loved playing the game and wanted to play the game.Our kids wanted to play the game and they [Air Force] Unfortunately they felt there weren’t enough guys out of COVID or perhaps injury and it was a little comforting to say ‘we don’t want to do this this weekend’. “
Then, Manken Set off In the Troy Calhoun program and suggested that those innocent shots were not innocent:
“I’m probably mad and upset about it because sometimes I think there’s a clear intent to deceive a lot of people coming out of that camp. The appointment, the things they say to our prospects. It bothers me and it bothers me if we are going to be about the military, then let’s look at the military and not tell a young man he is making a poor decision because he wants to serve his country differently in another way.
“I’m been up with them pretty much 365 days a year. It’s not only this. It’s multiple things, and it’s not unique to me. I trained at the Naval Academy and the same things happen when I’ve been an assistant there. It’s nothing new. , Sometimes enough. ”
The Army and Air Force will play again next season.
Odds & Ends
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