By Brendan Stiles
All season long, we have conducted a series of weekly podcasts called “Talkin’ Hawks,” previewing each upcoming game for the Iowa Hawkeyes throughout the 2012 season.
In previous years, the final podcast of the season would be a look-ahead to whatever bowl game Iowa was about to be playing in. With the Hawkeyes having a 4-8 season however, there’s no bowl game to specifically discuss this year.
In this two-hour edition, former Iowa defensive back Chris Rowell (2005-09) joins me — as he has all year long — to recap the Hawkeyes’ 2012 season, look ahead at their future position-by-position and share his thoughts on every 2012-13 bowl game that is either a BCS bowl or features a Big Ten or top 25 team (there are 16 of them that are discussed).
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank two groups of people. First, I want to thank all 12 of the guests I had on the podcast throughout the season:
Steve Nitz (DeKalb Daily Chronicle), Travis Hines (Ames Tribune), Jesse Gavin (1650 “The Fan” in Cedar Falls), Nate Schneider (Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun), Matt Humbert (Fringe Bowl Team Blog), Joe Rexrode (Detroit Free Press), Ben Jones (StateCollege.com), Kevin Trahan (Inside Northwestern), Dustin Dopirak (Bloomington Herald-Times), Mike Carmin (Lafayette Journal and Courier), Mark Snyder (Detroit Free Press) and Brandon Vogel (Hail Varsity)
In the three years I’ve done this podcast, this was the first year that I successfully had guests for each edition that was posted during the week of an Iowa football game.
Additionally, I’d also like to take this opportunity and thank all of you who have signed up to become a HawkeyeDrive.com paid subscriber. Your support is greatly appreciated. For those interested in becoming a member, we offer a three-day free trial, as well as monthly and yearly subscriptions of either $9.99 per month or $89.99 per year. By becoming a member, you will have access to every bit of content posted, including anything labeled “premium” in the headlines.
Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you enjoy our final edition in 2012 of the “Talkin’ Hawks” podcast, exclusively on HawkeyeDrive.com:
HawkeyeDrive.com – @HawkeyeDrive
Brendan Stiles – @thebstiles
Chris Rowell – @Crowell34
2012 “TALKIN’ HAWKS” ARCHIVE:
11/29/2012: Championship Week
10/18/2012: Penn State
10/11/2012: Michigan State
10/4/2012: Bye Week
9/20/2012: Central Michigan
9/13/2012: Northern Iowa
9/6/2012: Iowa State
8/30/2012: Northern Illinois
8/23/2012: Season Preview
*Intro sound byte credit to my former Daily Iowan colleague Ryan Young for putting that together.