**Official 2019 Iowa Football Season Thread**

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Media Day happened, so time to get this thread going.
 

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10-2 and we win the west. Get some.
 

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Fat Nate will not miss any wide open receivers this year. Undefeated season. Ropes all around
 

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With the running game fixed, we win at least 10
 

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I have an emerging feeling that in five or so years we may be discussing Mekhi Sargent as one of our all-time favorite Hawks.
 

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More talent than every team on the schedule other than Michigan and perhaps Penn State, but Penn State will be a night game and thus a likely rape room. Fuck it, mark me down for 12-1, with Iowa avenging its only regular season loss against Michigan in the I am a giant douche championship game.
 
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More talent than every team on the schedule other than Michigan and perhaps Penn State, but Penn State will be a night game and thus a likely rape room. Fuck it, mark me down for 12-1, with Iowa avenging it’s only regular season loss against Michigan in the I am a giant douche championship game.
My man.
 

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While technically impossible, I'm not ready to rule out the Outback Bowl yet
 

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This is where I am thinking for the regular season as well.

They aren't likely going to be favored in even a single road game. 8-4 seems to be the most realistic.

Can't wait for the IowaFan freak out when they start 3-2 on the year.
 
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8-4.. Typical Iowa season..

Win one either at Michigan or Wisconsin or somewhere.. Loss at home to a Purdue or Minnesota to even things out..
 

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10-3 and a bowl win to go 11-3. IowaFan cries about how we blew the Michigan game in Ann Arbor and how we almost had tOSU in the title game.
 
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8-4 seems realistic. I would probably be disappointed by 7-5, but it is definitely a realistic possibility.

There is a lot of optimism this year, but a ton of uncertainty at key offensive and defensive positions. Our secondary may not be much better than it was last year, our linebackers don’t seem to be a particularly outstanding group and DL depth is an issue. I think we’ll have a “good” defense, but not sure it will be the terrific defense fans seem to be counting on to overcome questions on offense at WR, TE and RB positions.
 

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Maybe I've "left the reservation" as the kids say, but I want them to beat all of the teams that they play. No exceptions .
 

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The “IowaFan” thing is sooooooooooooooooooooo tired.
 

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I really could see Iowa pulling a Northwestern this year. Start off the season slow losing games at Iowa State and Michigan but then turning around and running the table and ending up 10-2 and in Indianapolis.
 
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I really could see Iowa pulling a Northwestern this year. Start off the season slow losing games at Iowa State and Michigan but then turning around and running the table and ending up 10-2 and in Indianapolis.
Sort of a 2004 type season record wise doesn’t seem that crazy at all. WTF loss at ASU then a call it bad break loss to Michigan followed by a how do they keep winning run to end the year. Just Sub ISU for Arizona ST.
 

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Sergent won't be playing much by mid-season.
 

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There will be an unexpected, but extremely positive development at some point in the season.
 

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This is where I am thinking for the regular season as well.

They aren't likely going to be favored in even a single road game. 8-4 seems to be the most realistic.

Can't wait for the IowaFan freak out when they start 3-2 on the year.
I just hope Iowa beats ISU. As you implied, the odds are not the best. They will have a real nice team this year and have very good coaching. A win there would make my expectations go way up.
 

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There will be an unexpected, but extremely positive development at some point in the season.
A massive sewage leak at Jack Trice Stadium causes the September 14th game to be moved to Iowa City.
 

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