Archive for 'Hayden Fry'

Random Hash

Here I am, back again…with another edition of Random Hash! Gone Through November Well, as you might have noticed, I’ve been a bit absent lately…in fact, I was MIA through the entire month of November!  Truth be told, I’ve been hard at work conducting research for my fourth book. People sometimes ask me how hard it is to write a book.  Not surprisingly, I can honestly tell you that it’s very hard…at least it’s hard to do reasonably well.  But as difficult as the writing is, it’s actually much more difficult to do all the research beforehand. Take my latest book…

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Steve Alford

Like most college basketball fans, I’ve been watching March Madness.  The highlight of the first day of action was #14 Harvard upsetting #3 New Mexico, led by former Iowa coach Steve Alford.  Many Hawkeye fans still dislike Alford and celebrated New Mexico’s loss.  This has led several people to ask me why he is disliked by many in Iowa and what my personal opinion is of Alford. These are nothing more than my opinions and observations I’ve made from years of being a Hawkeye fan.  Just fair warning!  But here are a few reasons why Steve Alford still captures the…

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Hayden Fry’s Greatest Wins

Recently I had a surge of interest in my post on Kirk Ferentz’ greatest wins.  Well, Hayden Fry recently turned 84 years old, and I thought it might be nice to do the same for him!  So let’s take a moment to look back at some of the greatest Iowa coaching victories of Hawkeye great Hayden Fry. Hayden Fry’s Greatest Wins In chronological order, here are 25 of the most memorable victories for the Hawkeyes in Fry’s brilliant two-decade career as the head Hawk! September 29, 1979 – Iowa 30, Iowa State 14 (win #1) Hayden Fry brought 89 coaching victories with him from…

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