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MGoPodcast 11.6: On the Other Hand
October 7th, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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1. The Offense
starts at 1:00
Did that look like the #14 team in the country? Michigan is +4 in turnovers too. Patterson had an O'Korn performance. Terrible INT on a high-low read anybody should be able to make. First throw of the day is nearly intercepted too. Terrible sack he takes—Joel Klatt: "coverage sack"—literally every receiver is open. We're ready for McCaffrey at this point given Patterson's regression. One keeper and everyone says hurrah, and no more from the arc zone game until the 4 minute drill. What were you doing this offseason? Running game is getting nothing now because it's so simplified. Pass pro wasn't bad; Patterson made it look worse.
2. The Defense
starts at 23:54
Dominant performance. Stanley under siege: Michigan was sending their OLBs against Wirfs and Alaric Jackson while Kwity was winning inside. Key drive at the end Alaric Jackson has to tackle Michigan's edge guys. Blitz package was great: Iowa goes five-wide, Michigan consistently got McGrone through. Surprised Stanley didn't fumble when he was Statue of Liberty'ing the ball. Hello Mr. Dwumfour. Four-DE package was killer. Ace: they suckered Iowa into a passing down in the redzone. Stanley's "pre-snap read" to Lavert Hill was thrown too well. Revenge fade to Oliver Martin—Ambry lucky it was uncatchable. Clearly there was supposed to be a safety over the top when Hill got beat. Shout out Khaleke for his run defense.
3. Special Teams/Game Theory
starts at 42:56
If you take a TO to ice the kicker, the HC has to take a Gatorade bath. Running short of the sticks: who thought that was a good idea and why are we doing it? Maybe don't kick pop-ups to one of the kick returners in the conference? Didn't put two guys back on 4th and 20, let the Aussie angle it. Mirror Ferentz showed once, but had a shot in Michigan's territory when Michigan declined the delay of game penalty. Michigan finally got some fluck. Homecoming: we didn't get the traditional band show with Temptation/Hawaiian War Chant.
4. Around the Big Ten wsg Jamie Mac
starts at 1:02:20
Heisman stat padding afternoon for Jon Taylor. Purdue's out literally half their team vs Penn State; Louisville's going to have a better season than Purdue this year. The Journey: Rutgers. Blackshear and Sitkowski both redshirting to preserve eligibility for somewhere other than Rutgers. Tanner Morgan follows up 21/22 with not that. Pat Fitzgerald triple-ices kicker instead of getting another drive.
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I just want to DK Metcalf the offense. That's where we are.
Michigan 10, Iowa 3
October 5th, 2019 at 4:26 PM
It's a win.
Let's start there. Savor it. Michigan beat a ranked team. They even covered the spread.
You'd like more details? Well, that's unfortunate.
This was ¡El Assico! 2: This Time in Blue. Neither team cracked 270 yards of total offense. Of the game's 26 real drives, there were:
The defense, obviously, emerged as the game's heroes. The Hawkeyes, a team that still utilizes a fullback, mustered only three yards per non-sack carry. That's an important distinction to make, as Don Brown's group hounded Nate Stanley for eight sacks that, by the NCAA's tally, took Iowa's rushing output from 66 yards down to one. Kwity Paye (2.5 sacks), Jordan Glasgow (2), and Cam McGrone (1.5) were frequent uninvited guests in Iowa's backfield, and Khaleke Hudson sealed the win with a blitz that forced a desperation left-handed throw from Stanley on fourth down—Daxton Hill chased down the receiver near the line of scrimmage.
The touchdown. [Fuller]
After a rocky start for both teams, Michigan briefly looked poised for a blowout. Aidan Hutchinson handed the offense a quick field goal drive with a forced fumble, and after another defensive stop, Josh Gattis opened things up a bit. Shea Patterson hit Nico Collins down the middle for 51 yards to open the drive and picked up another first down with a crisp throw to Mike Sainristil to set up a short Zach Charbonnet touchdown. At the end of the first quarter, the Wolverines held a 10-0 lead and 101-57 edge in total yardage.
Then the game got trapped in the proverbial muck. Both quarterbacks were erratic; Stanley tossed three interceptions after going 140 attempts without one, while Patterson averaged 3.8 yards per attempt outside of the Collins bomb. Neither team could establish a reliable running game. The wind was the game's most impactful player for large swaths of the second half.
You can choose your favorite moment of absurdity, from Iowa calling a timeout to set up a fade to Oliver Martin, to Gattis dialing up a direct snap to Charbonnet from a covered receiver formation, to Kirk Ferentz taking an intentional delay of game before a 28-yard punt fair caught at the 14, to Stanley throwing a perfect fly route to Lavert Hill, to Donovan Peoples-Jones eating a nine-yard loss on a botched trick play, to Michigan unintentionally taking a delay of game before a punt that netted 25 yards, to Iowa punting from their own 49 on a drive that had reached the Michigan 25, to Stanley's final yakety-sax throw that looked for a moment like it might inconceivably work out. That probably doesn't cover all of it but I can't take responsibility for the damage that game did to my brain.
Ultimately, Michigan's defensive aptitude prevailed, or Iowa's offensive ineptitude lost out, or however you'd like to interpret that game, which we're all glad is over.
[Hit THE JUMP for the box score, if you dare.]
When Greta Thunberg decided to visit a climate activist friend in Iowa City last week, 3,000 people showed up to greet her
Foreign policy is a pocketbook issue in Iowa, where the first contest of the Democratic primary calendar will be held next year.
I realized recently that, besides the fact that we’ve now lived in Iowa for the last year, it also means we’ve lived without cable television. After all that time, what have we missed? Not a whole lot, it turns out. Sure, there are some things that I would like to have. Some deficiencies I figured …
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In hopes of creating more enthusiasm for the IT field, the Technology Association of Iowa is launching a statewide database designed to connect K-12 students to computer-related programs and events.
Ice Hockey. USA. AHL
Ice Hockey. USA. AHL
College football: No. 19 Michigan beats No. 14 Iowa; No. 4 Ohio State runs past No. 25 Michigan StateCache
College football roundup Week 6: No. 19 Michigan hands No. 14 Iowa its first loss, while No. 4 Ohio State rolls past No. 25 Michigan State.
A staff uprising at Sports Illustrated...
Following Tuesday's New York Post report that editor-in-chief Chris Stone is exiting Sports Illustrated after 27 years with the magazine, The Wall Street Journal added late Wednesday evening that the brand's new operator, TheMaven Inc., is planning to lay off more than 40 staffers and replace them with "as many as 200 contract workers in coming months to cover sports," citing people familiar with the matter.
The news follows what has been a tumultuous two years for the 65-year-old magazine since its parent company, Time Inc., was acquired by Meredith Corp. in early 2018. After the merger, Meredith put a handful of former Time Inc. titles, including Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune, up for sale in order to focus on its newly expanded suite of entertainment, food and lifestyle magazines.
In May, Meredith sold SI to the licensing firm Authentic Brands Group, with an agreement that would allow Meredith to continue running SI's media operations for up to two years. That agreement lasted approximately two weeks, as ABG announced, in mid-June, a new licensing deal that would transfer the next 10 years of SI's operations to TheMaven—a two-year-old startup that bills itself as "a digital distribution and monetization platform," acquired TheStreet over the summer for $16.5 million and also hosts the websites of several Active Interest Media magazines.
On Thursday afternoon, a Twitter account purportedly belonging to "Sports Illustrated employees concerned about our future" went live, issuing an impassioned plea to Meredith and ABG to "drop TheMaven and save Sports Illustrated."
"TheMaven wants to replace top journalists in the industry with a network of Maven freelancers and bloggers, while reducing or eliminating departments that have ensured that the stories we publish and produce meet the highest standards," the statement reads. "With minutes' notice, transition meetings were canceled, with our futures and families hanging in the balance. The way that today's events have been handled suggests that the publication is in unstable hands."
As of Thursday evening, several current and former SI employees had retweeted the statement, along with numerous editorial staffers announcing that they had been let go. At around 7pm Eastern, TheMaven issued a statement, including the assurance that "approximately 300 distinct voices, the majority of which are journalists, will be producing stories for SI by January 2020, which will help drive an increase in SI content production."
Layoffs at Pitchfork...
Elsewhere, Condé Nast laid off Pitchfork's six-person video team as part of a move that will see those duties shifted to Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), the company's video production arm.
Part of a broader reorganization that's seen the video operations of most of Condé's brands centralized under CNE, the six Pitchfork staffers, a mix of full-time and freelance employees, have been offered the opportunity to apply for two open positions there.
"These layoffs affirm our need for a strong union at Pitchfork," read a statement from Pitchfork's editorial staff union, which was organized earlier this year in part as a reaction to previous rounds of layoffs and is represented by the NewsGuild of New York alongside fellow Condé titles Ars Technica and The New Yorker. "We are frustrated by how our coworkers have been treated throughout this process. Not only were they told that the financial details of their severance packages would depend on a 'professional' exit, but they were also asked to plan projects that would exceed their established exit date, which kept changing due to management's lack of foresight."
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Devin Nunes sues Esquire over Iowa farm story...
In between "Fox & Friends" appearances this week, Rep. Devin Nunes—a congressman from California and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee—filed a $75 million defamation suit against Esquire, parent company Hearst Magazines and writer Ryan Lizza over a November 2018 article about Nunes' family's dairy farm in Iowa.
Filed in U.S. district court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the suit—which variously describes Lizza's article as "false and defamatory," "click-bait, sensationalist, egregious misstatements" and "a scandalous hit piece," seeks monetary damages "for the insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, anguish, and injury to [Nunes'] good name and professional reputation in Iowa and elsewhere," adding that Lizza and Esquire "should be punished for their unlawful actions and a very strong message needs to be sent to prevent other so-called 'journalists' from acting in a similar way."
Nunes' main point of contention, per the court filing, is Lizza and Esquire's casting of the story as revealing a "politically explosive secret," including the article's assertion that Nunes and his family had conspired to hide the fact that they'd moved their dairy farm from their native California to Sibley, Iowa in 2006. The complaint does not specifically dispute one of the article's primary implications: that the Nunes' farm, like many others in the region, probably relies on undocumented labor.
As of last month, Lizza is now chief Washington correspondent at Politico.
Esquire is not alone in being named a defendant in a Nunes-initiated defamation suit this year. In March, Nunes filed a $250 million defamation suit against Twitter and a pair of parody accounts devoted to mocking him on the platform, and in August, he sued McClatchy Co. and The Fresno Bee—a newspaper headquartered about two miles outside the district he represents—for $150 million over "character assassination" and "knowingly false" reports allegedly meant to derail his 2018 congressional campaign, a lawsuit McClatchy described as "a baseless attack on local journalism and a free press."
Hearst Magazines has not yet returned a request for comment.
A July survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults by Pew Research Center, the findings of which were revealed Wednesday, suggests that a majority of Americans believe social media networks have too much control over the news that users are exposed to on the platforms.
The full report can be accessed here, but perhaps most salient to publishers: the study suggests that 52% of all U.S. adults and 73% of Facebook users get news on the platform, compared to 28% of adults who get news on YouTube and 17% who get it on Twitter, and those numbers appear to be increasing.
"More than half of U.S. adults get news from social media often or sometimes (55%), up from 47% in 2018," the report says. "About three-in-ten Americans now get news on social media often (28%), up from 20% in 2018."
It's merger season!
Following last week's merger of Vox Media and New York magazine, Vice Media ended months of speculation by revealing, on Wednesday, that it's reached an agreement to acquire Refinery29 in a deal that values the latter brand at around $400 million, according to multiple estimates.
In a memo to staff, Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc, who was brought in from A&E Networks to replace co-founder Shane Smith last year, touted Refinery29's large female audience—claiming the combined companies will now reach 350 million people worldwide each month—its event series 29Rooms and "the synergies between our two cultures, values and beliefs," among other things.
Dubuc added that Refinery29 will remain a distinct brand within Vice Media's portfolio, similar to earlier acquisitions i-D and Garage magazines, with the deal expected to close "over the next several weeks."
In other consolidation news, Taboola and Outbrain—a pair of digital advertising platforms primarily known as the firms behind the links "you might also like" at the bottom of news articles—announced Thursday that they have entered an agreement to merge, pending regulatory approval.
Upon closing, the combined company would assume the Taboola brand name and be run by Taboola founder and CEO Adam Singolda, with Outbrain shareholders receiving a 30% stake as well as $250 million in cash in the deal. A joint announcement from the companies said that Taboola COO Eldad Maniv and Outbrain co-CEOs David Kostman and Yaron Galai will remain involved at least through a transitional period, but wasn't clear on what comes after that.
The companies said the merger will provide advertisers with "a meaningful competitive alternative to Google and Facebook" and enable increased investment in technology, which they say will drive more revenue to publishers and improve the user experience on their clients' sites.
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College football players and coaches would never get caught saying they're looking ahead. But we here at the Hlastradamus Odds Pod can do just that. What lines stick out over the final 3/4 of the Iowa and Iowa State schedules? Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan evaluate in the first part of this week's episode.
Plus, we pick Iowa vs. Middle Tennessee and Iowa State at Baylor against the spread, as well as other noteworthy games this week.
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AMES, Iowa — FMC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, FMC will have a representative on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research priorities for the center.
“We are delighted to have FMC become the newest industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and to join the center’s industry advisory council,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “Their support of the center’s research portfolio and the perspective and direction they will provide on the advisory council are most welcomed.”
“FMC is focused on solving customer challenges and providing solutions to protect crops and improve yields and FMC has its most robust innovation pipeline in a generation. It is with this shared mission that FMC is excited to join the Iowa Soybean Research Center and its mission to enhance soybean production and profitability,” said Brent Neuberger, senior technical sales manager for FMC.
“FMC will be a great addition to the collaborative efforts that the center is engaged in to support the needs of Iowa soybean farmers through innovative agronomic and discovery research,” said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s industry advisory council.
The center is a formal collaboration of industry partners, the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry partners make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Current industry partners include BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM and Syngenta.
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors. Tom Isenhart and Anna Johnson received the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research at the college’s convocation in September.
The Kolmer Award is named for a former college dean and honors faculty or staff who have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of Iowans through research. Lee Kolmer and his wife Jean established the award. Kolmer served as dean of the college for 14 years beginning in 1973.
Isenhart, a natural resource ecology and management professor, is known for getting research results to the public. He has built partnerships with landowners, farmers and agencies to improve water quality.
Since 1990, he and other Iowa State scientists have shown the benefits of conservation buffers. One result is central Iowa’s Bear Creek, which is a well-known conservation demonstration site and officially one of 12 National Showcase Restoration Demonstration Watersheds.
Isenhart and his colleagues pioneered research in developing saturated riparian buffers as a more effective water quality tool for tile-drained watersheds. He helped establish the state-federal partnership to develop Iowa’s first-in-the-nation program for water-quality wetlands through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.
Isenhart received his B.S. degree in botany and environmental studies from Iowa State in 1983 and his master’s and doctorate degrees in water resources from Iowa State in 1988 and 1992.
Along with teaching and research he advises the Iowa State Forestry Club and the student chapters of the Society of American Foresters and Pheasants Forever.
Anna Johnson, an animal science professor, also received the award. Her research is focused on farm animal behavior and welfare. Johnson is on the forefront of formulating programs, educational tools and assessment criteria to ensure farm animal health. Her research addresses animal handling, sow longevity and management.
She began her career at Iowa State in 2005 after serving as director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Reading in 1995, master’s degree in animal behavior and animal welfare from the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and her doctorate in animal science from Texas Tech University in 2001.
Johnson is an active member of the development team for the Iowa Farm Animal Care program and continues to offer services as a member of ISU’s On-Farm Evaluation Team, particularly in response to cases involving pigs.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University announces new leadership and staff changes at the Muscatine Island Research Farm in Fruitland, the Southeast Research Farm in Crawfordsville and the Northeast Research Farm in Nashua.
Agricultural specialists, Dominic Snyder and Cody Schneider, and superintendent, Myron Rees, will co-manage the two research farms in southeast Iowa at Fruitland and Crawfordsville.
Snyder joined Iowa State in 2017 and in 2018 was the sole full-time ag specialist at the Fruitland site. He will be the crops and research manager, the contact person for researchers and the contact for the Muscatine Island Research Farm Association.
Schneider joined Iowa State in 2016 at the Crawfordsville site. He will be the crops and research manager at the Southeast Research Farm. Schneider will be the contact for researchers.
Rees has been at the Southeast Research Farm in Crawfordsville since 2004 and superintendent since 2012. Rees will be the operations manager for both sites, which includes facilities, vehicle maintenance and infrastructure. He also will be the contact for the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association.
Chad Hesseltine has been hired as an ag specialist and will be working at both the Southeast Research Farm, Crawfordsville, and the Muscatine Island Research Farm, Fruitland. He began his appointment Sept. 30.
Hesseltine has worked part-time at both farm locations for the past 19 years. He is familiar with the planting and harvest seasons, all equipment, and the various research projects and duties involved. Hesseltine also will be coordinating the on-farm trials program in southeast Iowa, working with Extension staff and area farmers.
Shannon Hoyle was hired in June to replace Tyler Mitchell at the Northeast Research Farm, Nashua. Hoyle is a 2016 Iowa State graduate who will assist with crop operations, coordinate the on-farm trials program in northeast Iowa and manage the Borlaug Learning Center.
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences manages 15 farms at outlying locations throughout the state. These three research farms are owned by local associations. Each location has soils and topography representative of the area, which makes the research more applicable to those areas.
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The Lifelong Learning Institute at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will hold a class discussing “Mental Health First Aid” on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9 from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Muse Norris Conference Center on the NIACC campus. Robert Lincoln will be the instructor of this free class. During Session One you will […]
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