Today's Outback Bowl Report

Dec. 31, 2003

It’s New Year’s Eve — the day before the 2004 Outback Bowl. In a regular game week, it’s a Friday, so it’s time to get serious, real serious. A reminder: Kickoff is set for shortly after 10 a.m. Iowa time and the game will be televised live by ESPN.

Here’s a look at today’s editorial coverage of the Hawkeyes and Gators.

Andy Hamilton of the Iowa City Press-Citizen writes that, according to their coach, the Iowa Hawkeyes are not yet among the nation’s elite in college football. They’re knocking on the door, but aren’t in just yet. Click here for the full story.

Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register caught up with Ramon Ochoa, who is getting healthier by the day. Click here for the full story.

Don Doxsie of the Quad City Times writes that there’s a consistent theme emanating out of the Florida camp: The Hawkeyes are well-coached. Click here for the full story.