An hour laterJim Delany wants to push kickoff times an hour back to noon and 3:30. Of course it's not really his decision to make. Sure the Big Ten Network will air games whenever the Delany wants them, but it's the ABC/ESPN deal that could get in the way. It would take an across the board shift to make it work. We can't have B1G games at noon bleeding into the first half of a 2:30 SEC game. Delany might just be powerful enough to start this movement though.
Mike Hlas asks the obvious question: which do you prefer--11 and 2:30 or 12 and 3:30? Personally I'd love a 2:30 start every week as it perfectly nests between my ideal travel/meal schedule for game days. Though, 3:30 would be just fine by me. The games would end a little bit late for my liking, but not bad. And, a 12:00 kick is preferable to an hour earlier. That would everyone some extra time in the morning to travel or tailgate. The only issue I would have with the proposed time changes is if the night games also got pushed back. After the late game in Arizona last year, I don't need any more games lasting past midnight. If I want to watch football that late at night I'll turn on a Hawaii game from the comfort of my own couch.
DJK's Road to RedemptionDJK is everywhere these days. I think the post-Michigan-game interview is probably the only chance to talk that he has ever declined. In a move to tell his story, redeem his image, stroke his own ego, and just to talk (a lot) DJK has been busy doing interviews.
- He talked with PSD about Coach Campbell, Kevonte Martin-Manley, and his taste in music and fashion.
- Sean Keeler of the Des Moines Register also talked with DJK, but focused a little more on the legal troubles and relation with Kirk Ferentz.
- Probably the best interview though came on the Murphy & Andy Show on KXNO. They had a lengthy interview with DJK last Friday and talked about everything from drugs, girls, Ferentz, and the future. Like him or not (and I probably dislike him as much as anyone) this was a very interesting interview to listen to.
- Ugh...more drug news. Christian Ballard tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine. That is just dumb.
- Iowa named its 2011 Leadership Group. It's a list of the usual suspects: the starting QB, the coach's son, etc... I always like to see the young guys on the list. Brandon Scherff is the only freshman.
- The 3rd annual Camp Courageous was held this past weekend. Here are pictures from HawkCentral and HawkeyeSports.