Re: It's a bit painful
Why so? Iowa is back to it's normal mediocirty. Ferentz makes over 4 million dollars which we are assured is not out of state money, the stadium is slated for a 90 million dollar upgrade that removes 1500 seats (so I suppose the elite who aleady get good seats are not affected but the poor who can only afford end-zone seats are SOL).
Iowa is lucky to be a B level sports school. It may sometimes have a good season, but it is too thin at the big spots so midway through the season scouts figure out their weaknesses and know how to pick them apart.
What we need is for the Pro team to run their own farm clubs and quit assuming the higher education system has to provide concussion fodder to the big leagues.