What I would do if I was Iowa State....

A month ago Gene Chizik said he was in Ames for the long haul to get things done. He did, he pulled an Alford. Took a program down a notch from where it was. He's gone to Auburn, somehow, I can't believe that Auburn actually touched him. But that's done now. Time to look forward. Now I'm a Hawkeye fan, but ISU alum so I'm going to try do this with very lil bias.

Iowa State needs to make a move that will bring something innovative to Iowa State. Something that it hasn't seen before, or something the Big XII hasn't seen before. Purdue did it with hiring Joe Tiller and bringing the spread offense to the Big Ten, and that's what I think ISU needs to do, and the coach to do it now is Mike Price of Utep. He's had alot of success at Washington State with a couple Conf Titles and Rose Bowl appearances, and has a fun offense that can put up alot of points.

I'm sure Jamie Pollard won't do that and will go after Turner Gill or someone younger, but I think that's what ISU needs to do.

Armageddon Predictions

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - John Cena (c) vs Chris Jericho....Jericho wins via DQ, no title movement

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP - Edge (c) vs HHH vs Jeff Hardy....Edge wins, Hardy is brought up to another level.

Batista vs Randy Orton....Orton wins the with the help of Manu and Cody Rhodes

ECW CHAMPIONSHIP - Matt Hardy (c) vs Vladimar Kozlov....The Russian gets the Extreme Belt.

Finlay vs Mark Henry....The world strongest man comes out on top

Intercontinental Championship Tournament Final - Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk....Rey Rey is a 619 away from taking the belt off Regal.


2008 Bo Carter Award

Finalists are Colt McCoy, QB, Texas; Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma; Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech.

Colt McCoy lead the Longhorns to an 11-1 record and a head to head win over Oklahoma while completing 77% of his passes.

Sam Bradford led the Sooners with over 4000 yards passing and lead the 12-1 Sooners to a Big XII Championship.

Graham Harrell lead the 11-1 Texas Tech Red Raiders to a #2 ranking, 4700 yards passing and 41 touchdowns.

And the winner of the 2008 Bo Carter Award is.....Colt McCoy, QB, Texas.

Hawks to the Outback Bowl

Hawks get South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, Jan 1st.

Gamecocks give up 138 yards rushing while Iowa is only giving up 11 pts a game. The Cocks O isn't that great either. Iowa's offense is mostly dependent on (soon to be Doak Walker award winner) Shonn Greene. SC is opened up early as a favorite in the game.

I can see the Cocks putting 8 men in the box to stop Greene so play action and passes to Myers and Moeki then opening up some deep routes with DJK on slants and outs, and Brodell on deeper patterns should losen that. The Hawks D is one of the tops in the country and should be able to stimey their offense. Early Prediction.....Hawks 33-Cocks 10

2008 WoodyBoFry Award

Finalists are RB Shonn Greene, Iowa; RB Javon Ringer, Michigan State; and WR Derrick Williams, Penn State.

Greene lead the Big Ten in rushing and helped the Hawks to an 8-4 record while rushing for 100+ yards in every game.

Ringer was the main cog in the Spartans offense that will be playing on New Year's day for the 1st time in a long time.

Williams was a do it all player for the Co Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions, rushing, receiving, passing and returning.

And the 2008 WoodyBoFry goes too........Shonn Green, RB, IOWA.

Hawk Talk top 7 - Week 14

Conference Championships are done, the BCS title game looks like it will be Oklahoma vs Florida in Miami on Jan 8th. I don't really feel that I can put Oklahoma over Texas, though it is firing on ALL cylinders right now. Texas won on a neutral field. OU won the BIG XII because of the absurd Big XII tiebreaker rules.

1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma
4. USC
5. Alabama
6. Utah
7. Penn State