No Fault Found, Tiller or Jantz, Ken Toughens Up

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The University of Iowa will announce Wednesday its findings in the investigation of why 13 Hawkeye football players were hospitalized with rhabdo following off-season workouts. My prediction Tuesday afternoon was the report would say the workouts were too intense, but no player took an illegal substance. The Des Moines Register has already obtained a copy of the report, and though I was close, it’s even more forgiving. Not only does it say squats led to the injuries, and no legal or illegal substances contributed to the injuries, it also says the investigation finds no wrongdoing on the part of any coach, player, trainer, or physician. How can this be? At the very least, someone designed and supervised a workout that didn’t take into account the players’ weeks off, and called for an unreasonable amount of reps and workload…

A school that wants to win will hire Bruce Pearl. The guy can recruit and coach. That’s a combination that doesn’t stay unemployed long, violations or not…

I was excited to see the Big Ten was taking hockey more seriously, but then HawkCentral.com reported Iowa has no plans to add hockey. Now I don’t care…

Jerome Tiller is #1 on the depth chart, but I’ve yet to talk to a Cyclone fan who doesn’t think Steele Jantz will be Iowa State’s quarterback. The unknown is always more exciting, especially after seeing Tiller struggle to move the Clones against Missouri. Still, Tiller has plenty of motivation to prove people wrong…

Anyone who saw Michael Keaton’s hilarious take on Barbie’s boyfriend Ken in the movie Toy Story 3, knows Ken could use some testosterone. Keaton played Ken as a dandy. As part of Ken’s 50th birthday celebration—he’s 2 years younger than the cougar Barbie—Mattel had a contest to find the new face of Ken. The winner: former Cyclone football player Kurtis Taylor of Fort Dodge. Though the doll won’t be changed to Taylor’s face, he did win the reality show, “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend”. No pressure. Here’s a picture of ol’ #47…