Iowa State looked lost offensively. Whatever plan departing offensive coordinator Tom Herman had in mind, it did not work. Jared Barnett ran well, but passed poorly. Paul Rhoads then tried the Hawkeye-slayer, Steele Jantz. He threw several passes Yao Ming couldn't reach. Many fans wondered if Barnett was hurt. He did bang up his knee, but both Rhoads and Barnett said he could still play, and the QB switch had nothing to do with injury. Hmm. Sounds like a competition story heading into spring practice.
When a loss is fresh, everyone overreacts. ISU had a good season, relative to expectations. The Pinstripe Bowl feels like a step back because the Clones played uninspired football, but big picture, it was still a good year.
Temperatures in the fifties in New York City in late December? That was a bonus. I've seen Dick Clark look like a Popsicle on New Year's Eve...
|Not frozen. (Courtesy LA Times)|
|Big Game Bob? Not much lately.|
|I've never seen Chris this happy.|
|The Midnight Swinger|