This week it’s a celebration on the podcast as Iowa has won the Big Ten West title after beating Illinois in Iowa City. Chuck Long weighs in on the adversity that the Hawkeyes have managed to deal with from a player and coaching perspective to win a division title.
We break down the win over Illinois and what Long saw on the two touchdown drives for Iowa. How Iowa’s offense is changing in the red zone with the use of some different plays and the development of Deacon Hill as a passer. Then on the second scoring drive, we talk about how Iowa is using the counter in the run game to spring Kaleb Johnson in the ground game.
Then we turn our attention to the game at Nebraska on Friday. Is there a temptation to rest some players who are pretty banged up to prepare for the Big Ten title game? How do you handle practice on a short week? And we discuss Nebraska needing a win to make a bowl for the first time since 2016.
Finally we pick some Big Ten games and discuss the Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry.