Monday, November 7, 2011

Iowa's Win over Michigan

The win by Iowa over Michigan put the Hawkeyes in control of their destiny to reach the inaugural Big Ten Title Game. Before we look toward the next three games on the Hawkeye schedule, here is the Michigan weekend in pictures.

Iowa's Honorary Captain was Tim Dwight. Dwight a local standout at Iowa City High School and stayed in town to play his college ball for the Hawkeyes. After graduating in 1997 Dwight spent nearly ten years in the NFL with teams such as the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. With the Falcons Dwight returned a kick off for a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXIII.
The Hawkeyes used its ESPN nationally televised appearance to honor America and those who served for their country by modifying the traditional Tiger Hawk on the team's helmet. The "Stars and Striped" version of the Tiger Hawk had been in the works for weeks and on display six days prior to Veterans Day.
There are only a few that have been in the conference as long as I have. Phil Bromley (middle) has been Michigan's Video Coordinator since 1989. His assistant, Kevin Undeen shoots the games while Phil begins the breakdown process after the first quarter.
With the Big Ten Network all of Iowa's games will be televised. However this was the first trip for ESPN to Kinnick Stadium this year. Dave Pasch (blocked) and Chris Spielman (pictured) called their second Iowa game of the season. This crew also worked the Iowa Penn State game in October with former Florida Head Coach, Urban Meyer. Meyer did not make the trip to Iowa City as he worked College Football Game Day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
And Bob Brooks stands next to his plaque in the Kinnick Stadium Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Another crew asked for pictures of Brooks next to his award and I decided it also needed to be posted here. Brooks has been active with the Hawkeyes since Nile Kinnick and has seen everything on the high school level as long. Brooks now reports for KMRY in Cedar Rapids.

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