SOUND OFF! Post-Game Thread: Gophers Lose Heartbreaker to Hawkeyes, Again, Fleck Remains Winless vs Iowa.


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The Nebraska game might have been lost without Wright's two catches. I guess that was not good enough.

#22 plays almost every down though, and does almost nothing, but at last a sure TD did not hit him in the facemask this week.
 

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The Nebraska game might have been lost without Wright's two catches. I guess that was not good enough.

#22 plays almost every down though, and does almost nothing, but at last a sure TD did not hit him in the facemask this week.

No, but I think that happened to #0 on the interception.
 

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Boy the posters on this thread really came out of the woodwork...Flecks not getting fired or going anywhere anytime soon, but 2019 is looking a lot more like an anomaly.
 

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The I-O-W-A Rivals site has a thread on how GH is blowing up. I guess if we'd won we could note the same.

There is however a thread on Mo that is highly complimentary. Even an accolade from the Hawks recognizing just what Mo Ibrahim can do is still a compliment.

We have had the pleasure of witnessing football greatness. That is a good thing as a Gopher.
 



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Let me guess, the Gophers won on about every stat, except turnovers and the final score. This was no fluke. They choked it away. There were so many ways to come up with a win, even after the two turnovers.
I'm just going to insert this Minnesota football related comment right here:

"But... but... KIRK'S STATS!!!"
 


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It’s been 3+ hours and I am still pissed
Honeymoon is definitely over for Fleck as far as I'm concerned. I can't remember the last time I was this pissed off after a Gopher game. Call me when they get decent again, because right now they are just a typical old Gopher team of the last 50 years.
 



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The I-O-W-A Rivals site has a thread on how GH is blowing up. I guess if we'd won we could note the same.

There is however a thread on Mo that is highly complimentary. Even an accolade from the Hawks recognizing just what Mo Ibrahim can do is still a compliment.

We have had the pleasure of witnessing football greatness. That is a good thing as a Gopher.
Wow. They respect one of our players. I guess beating us six times in a row gives them the comfort of letting their guard down on one talented player on a team that they don't ever have to worry about losing to. Football is a team sport. If you want to wallow in glory of individual stats, then take up golf or cross country running.
 

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Honeymoon is definitely over for Fleck as far as I'm concerned. I can't remember the last time I was this pissed off after a Gopher game. Call me when they get decent again, because right now they are just a typical old Gopher team of the last 50 years.
Hear! Hear!
 


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That sequence before halftime ending with the missed chip shot field goal shows KOK and PJF do not know that the F they are doing. They abandoned their normal rigid playcalling and ended up with squat after being near the goal line with a 3rd and short call to make.
This was the game and was Tim Brewster level coaching. PJ beginning to trend toward Brewster vs Warmath.
 



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I think Mo was gassed, but I don’t think that is why he fumbled. It looked to me, and Brando said the same on the game broadcast, that Mo was moving to try and extend the ball for the first down. He was still almost 2 yards from the line to gain. Wasn’t a smart decision on his part. I still don’t think this single play cost is the game, but we were in field goal range and it was a gamble by him that didn’t pay off.
I can't blame Mo one iota. How could he not think he has to win the game by himself. His coach had the QB hand him the ball almost 20 times in a row in the 4th quarter. Fleck was like, I don't want our staff to have to coach, let's just hand the ball to Mo the whole 2nd half. Even on 3rd and 6. No one will expect him to get the ball. Plus, it's a lot easier in the closer you get to the goal line.
 

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Losing to Iowa sucks, especially in a hard fought game. Not much else to say, sucks losing to Iowa this many times in a row. Iowa defense made a play and came up big. 3 out of last 4 years should have beat those suckers at least once Twice AK8 could have come up great with a play, throw the ball to wide open BSF in end zone, before the half. You looked right at him, #8, then forced the throw to a well covered Brockington. Second on the play before the Fumble at the 9, read the

defense, and the overload by safety and linebacker, Iowa was absolutely overplaying Potts on second down to the right hash, pull it down reverse it to your left on a boot out and you give 1 on 1 coverage a chance for a come back route, or you have a lot of room to run. Athan has wheels, use them a little more than once a game, on a reverse boot when the D is that overloaded to one side. This kid needs to watch more film and learn what tge defense is showing, and what is fluff and what is real.
 

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Our offense is really scary to think about next year. We just have nothing other than Mo.
And we’ll have UNC, MSU, MICH, OSU to play too

I can see us not getting to a bowl 23-24 year and getting about 3-4 wins, beating

NEB
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This! We were driving to at minimum go up 3........fumble

miss a chip shot

The ball deflects of them for an interception and we drop it. our interception chance. Of course, they don't drop theirs.

You just can't make it up.
You forgot their explosive plays where our #55 and #23 were out of place!

Don’t know why Rossi don’t coach covering tight ends?

PSU & Iowa kills us with their tight ends every time we play them.

We just don’t cover tight ends. Simply nuts!
 



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Congratulations to the hearty souls who braved the cold today. I definitely need some better winter boots. Failure to rush the passer is a continued problem. Failure to stop their TE’s killed us. The missed FG Is inexcusable. Then add the two turnovers means another loss to a rival. It’s extremely dissapointing.
 
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Why do I have this feeling that the people complaing about the lack of pass attempts would be the same people complaing if we passed while we were running it down iowa's throat?
Another apologist.

Pass the GD ball. Play to win. Put points on the board.

Gutless coaching. Completely gutless.
 

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I don’t think I saw us run a screen. It’s not glamorous, but a low risk pass that would at least mix it up a bit. We’re there any penalties called?
We run two plays.......MO and the occasional slant.
 

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This! We were driving to at minimum go up 3........fumble

miss a chip shot

The ball deflects of them for an interception and we drop it. our interception chance. Of course, they don't drop theirs.

You just can't make it up.
Yep....multiple opportunities were there to win this game, our guys didn't make the plays, theirs did. The chicken little, fire Fleck crowd will be out in full force for the next day or so.

It sucks losing to Iowa, especially when we have had multiple opportunities to get the win in the past few years and come up just short. But the handful acting like this game should be the last straw just look foolish.
 

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I would have rather seen Mo run the ball again on 3rd and 8 at the end of the game. They were on the Iowa 33 and going into the wind. You basically have two plays to get a first down and Iowa never gets the ball back. If you fail you are making Iowa go 45-50 yards to set up a potential game winning field goal. The same Iowa team that had punted 4 straight times in the 2nd half. Tell Kirk you have two plays to get 8 yards and win us the game. You showed you had no faith in your QB, so expecting him to all of a sudden complete a pass on 3rd and 8 to win the game was a mistake.
 

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I would have rather seen Mo run the ball again on 3rd and 8 at the end of the game. They were on the Iowa 33 and going into the wind. You basically have two plays to get a first down and Iowa never gets the ball back. If you fail you are making Iowa go 45-50 yards to set up a potential game winning field goal. The same Iowa team that had punted 4 straight times in the 2nd half. Tell Kirk you have two plays to get 8 yards and win us the game. You showed you had no faith in your QB, so expecting him to all of a sudden complete a pass on 3rd and 8 to win the game was a mistake.

The mistake was the two plays leading to that 3rd and 8. Feeding Williamson and Potts on RUTM plays was pointless and destined to bring a 3rd and long situation. Those idiotic play calls put everything on the shoulders of the freshman QB. Granted, AK actually made a decent throw to #0, but once again, a decent pass bounced off a Gopher receiver into the arms of a defender.
 

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What say you GopherHoler's?!
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Hey, maybe I'm wrong.

But I still get the sense that the Gophers' message to players is "don't make a mistake."

Other coaches tell their players to "go out and make a play to win the game."

Even an offensively-challenged team like IA looked looser on offense.

Except for Mo, as far as the Gophers are concerned, to quote Seattle Pilots manager Joe Schultz, "they were so tight you couldn't pull a needle out of their ass with a tractor."
 

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Hey, maybe I'm wrong.

But I still get the sense that the Gophers' message to players is "don't make a mistake."

Other coaches tell their players to "go out and make a play to win the game."

Even an offensively-challenged team like IA looked looser on offense.

Except for Mo, as far as the Gophers are concerned, to quote Seattle Pilots manager Joe Schultz, "they were so tight you couldn't pull a needle out of their ass with a tractor."
It was obvious within the 1st 3 offensive plays of the game Fleck wasnt playing to win. He was playing not to lose.

Of course the team plays tight.
 

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Gophers put more yards on Iowa than any team this year including Michigan and Ohio State and still could only manage 10 points. Talk about pathetic inefficient peeing down their legs!
 




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