I don't have time to read this now, but to some extent, who cares? Completely conceding that Iowa can go on a run (of course they can, Iowa was an open Moss 3 away from the Sweet 16), being better on defense would make them a better team.
Iowa don't want to argue about what is merely possible, I want the teams I cheer for to do the relatively easy things that will make them better. Iowa football should have a top 75 offense even during a down year, Iowa basketball should do the same on defense. I'm not asking for a huge philosophical shift out of Fran or Kirk. I don't buy L.Wade's argument that any focus on defense, even a little bit, will drastically hurt the offense.