We all know about our 'Clones dismal season but has anyone really looked at who Iowa has beaten this year? Only ONE Division IA team with a winning record (Purdue). And included in their six wins is a victory over a IAA team (Montana). If ISU loses to Mizzou we will have paid Mac approximately $367,000 per victory this season. If IOWA loses to Minny they will have paid Ferentz approximately $460,000 per victory this season (if you subtract the $400,000 he recently donated back to Iowa it is $400,000 per victory). This team has really gotten bad........fast. As has Iowa. It is amazing the impact that the mental side of the game has. I really feel that we aren't that far away from playing winning football. We just need an injection of innovation, gutsy play calling, and a focus on fundamentals which we have been lacking for quite a while. ISU has not been a good blocking or tackling team for quite a while. And it is painfully apparent this year. It is also apparent that Hodge and Greenway covered up a lot of weaknesses in the Iowa defense. Glad that ISU and Iowa play EARLY as this game might not even be shown on "regional TV or delayed broadcast" if it was this weekend.