Another Outback Report

Dec. 29, 2003

Bowl Beach Bash Photos

Iowa’s Updated Outback Bowl events list

Iowa and Florida both practiced on Monday and both made appearances at the Outback Bowl Beach Bash in Clearwater. The sun was shining bright and the food was hot and the drinks were cold, so the Hawkeyes, Gators and their fans enjoyed the day.

Here’s a little more about what they’re saying and writing about the Jan. 1 date for Iowa and Florida in the 2004 Outback Bowl in Tampa. Game time, in case you don’t know, is 10 a.m. Iowa time and the game will be televised live by ESPN.

Ryan Suchomel of the Iowa City Press-Citizen writes about the poster child of “Next Man In” — senior wide receiver Ramon “Razor” Ochoa, who played through pain for much of the 2003 season. Click here for the full story.

Pat Harty of the Iowa City Press-Citizen has been busy. He’s talked with Iowa quartback Nathan Chandler and has put down on paper his facts, predictions and opinions, some of which are Outback Bowl-related and some, well, kind of stray from the focus of this week’s attention.

Steve Batterson of the Quad City Times writes about Florida’s unfreshmanlike freshmen. Click here for the full story.