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Pat Williams

Okay, I’ve spent basically all of the last month talking all about how I went from a regular Hawk fan to the author of two Hawkeye books.  This is my final post on that journey…I hope you enjoyed reading about how it all came together for me.  But I have one last story for you about my first ever radio appearance with Pat Williams, so here goes! Pat Williams I had done a few interviews for newspapers and the like, but I had never conducted a radio interview in my life.  In August 2011, Natalie, our Publicity Manager at Triumph…

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Below is a portion of the review that Daily Iowan sports editor Seth Roberts gave on July 28, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Officially written by three Iowa graduates, the book is a compilation of essays written by dozens of Hawkeye football greats, ranging from ‘60s-era running back Silas McKinnie to contemporary quarterback Ricky Stanzi — and everyone in between… The real strength of the compilation is its range of contributors, from the wife of 1930s offensive end Erwin Prasse to Brad Banks, the closest Iowa has come to a Heisman Trophy since Chuck Long. Each…

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Below is the full review that Mike Hlas gave on July 22, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: A new book about Iowa Hawkeyes football has some good perspectives from former players. Normally, I roll my eyes when I get sent a copy of a book about University of Iowa football. I know how the games turned out. I’ve heard (and covered) the stories. So I seldom read the books. But I’ll step out of character and recommend one called What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Kirk Ferentz and Iowa’s Greatest Players. The reason I think…

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