on his call in show tonight, twice he stated, we have made some improvement, but we are a long ways from where we need to be. The guy really understands who he has, what they can do, and most importantly what they need to do to get better.

There doesn't seem to b a lot of time wasted on stroking player egos. Everyone played better against Iowa, but there were still a lot of mistakes, missed blocks, tackles, and dropped passes.

A lot has been written about the things Iowa did wrong, but ISU didn't come close to playing a great game. The loss of outside containment on the Iowa TD was terrible. If the right end would have maintained his outside position, he would have sacked the Iowa QB for a 5 yard loss on 4th and one.