Today's Outback Bowl Report

Dec. 29, 2003

Iowa’s Updated Outback Bowl events list

Game day is fast approaching and the writing about the 2004 Outback Bowl both in the home of the Hawkeyes and in Tampa is heating up. A reminder: Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. Iowa time on New Year’s Day. The game will be televised live by ESPN.

Here’s today’s Outback Bowl Report:

Andy Hamilton of the Iowa City Press-Citizen caught up with Coralville’s favorite son, Nate Kaeding. Iowa’s all-American kicker was on Ron Zook’s radar screen…kind of. Click here for the full story.

Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register reflects on the two coaches and their turns at the podium yesterday. It was quite a contrast. Click here for the full story.

Steve Batterson of the Quad City Times writes about Iowa’s No. 1 ball carrier, senior Fred Russell. He’s durable, very durable. Click here for the full story.

Tony Fabrizo of the Tampa Times was the guy asking all the questions of Kirk Ferentz about Iowa’s recruiting effort. Read what he wrote by clicking here.

Frank Pastor of the St. Petersburg Times also wrote about Fred Russell, saying he took the questions from reporters much like he’s taken hits from defenders…deftly. Click here for the full story.