Alamo Bowl Countdown: Tom Busch

Dec. 25, 2006

University of Iowa fullback Tom Busch is looking forward to the Riverwalk and a great game against Texas inside a noisy Alamodome.

“Communication is big in football,” said the junior from Cottage Grove, Minn. “It’s even more important in a place that’s going to be as noisy as the Alamodome on the afternoon of Dec. 30 with the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference square off against the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12.

Busch says noise is more of a distraction for the offense. “It’s important for us on the offensive side of the ball to be able to communicate effectively,” he explained. “But it’s not like were not used to it. We’ve played two games in domes this season already and we work on it all of the time.”

Busch will carry into the Hawkeyes’ sixth straight bowl game an interesting stat line: Two carries for four yards to go with seven receptions – three of which that have been touchdowns.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to contribute,” he said.

To watch the video feature on Busch or any of the previous “Countdown” videos, visit the’s Alamo Bowl Bowl Central page by clicking HERE and click on Scott Chandler in the upper right hand corner.

The video is free, but all visitors to Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media pages of do need to register.

Alamo Bowl Countdown
Sunday, Dec. 17 – Quarterback Drew Tate

Monday, Dec. 18 – Head Coach Kirk Ferentz

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Offensive Lineman Marshal Yanda

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Defensive Back Marcus Paschal

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Defensive End Bryan Mattison

Friday, Dec. 22 – Linebacker Mike Klinkenborg

Saturday, Dec. 23 – Defensive Back Charles Godfrey

Sunday, Dec. 24 – Tight End Scott Chandler

Monday, Dec. 25 – Fullback Tom Busch