Oct. 26, 2004
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Kirk Ferentz touched on it all during his weekly visit with the media…a little Penn State, a little Illinois, a little Arizona State, a little about “quick safeties” and “slow safeties,” and a lot about his Hawkeyes, who travel to Champaign, Ill., Saturday seeking win No. 4 in a row over a Big Ten opponent.
“We’ve made progress here, progress there. But we need to put all the pieces together if we’re going to have a chance moving forward.”
UI Football Coach Kirk Ferentz
Game time is set for 11 a.m. (Iowa time) inside Memorial Stadium. ESPN Plus will be in the house providing the live television coverage.
“We’ve made progress here, progress there. But we need to put all the pieces together if we’re going to have a chance moving forward,” Iowa’s head coach said in summary.
After Saturday’s game at Illinois, Iowa returns home to Kinnick Stadium for the first of three significant challenges in the month of November. On Nov. 6, Ferentz’s squad entertains nationally ranked Purdue in a game that has been pegged for a 2:30 p.m. (Iowa time) start and will be televised by ESPN.
The Hawkeyes also travel to nationally ranked Minnesota (Nov. 13) and entertainsBig Ten co-leader Wisconsin (Nov. 20) before, hopefully, beginning preparation for their fourth straight post-season bowl game appearance under Ferentz.
Iowa won’t go into their November dates alone, however. The UI Athletic Department announced yesterday that both of Iowa’s final home games in 2004 are sellouts – that makes a perfect six-for-six sellouts in Kinnick for the first time in school history. And, speaking of history, fans of the Hawkeyes have traditionally traveled in very good numbers when the schedule requires Iowa to travel to Minneapolis for the annual battle with Minnesota for Floyd of Rosedale, the bronzed pig awarded to the game’s winner.
Click HERE to listen to Kirk’s comments of today from start to finish.