Miller Blog 02/14: Aiken Leaving Iowa

HN.com Publisher Jon Miller has been 'blogging' since he began covering the Iowa Hawkeyes on the Internet back in the late 1990's. He has finally decided to organize his thoughts and opinions in one place, linked below. He offers his thoughts and comments on all things Hawkeye.

Here are some Jon's latest blog's:

Wednesday, February 15th: Hawkeye fans and media members were surprised on Tuesday evening when word came from the Arizona Republic newspaper that Hawkeye Defensive Line Coach Ron Aiken was taking a position with the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.

The surprise was not due to Aiken making a move to the NFL; he is considered to be one of the best teachers at his position that exists in college football. It's just a surprise when Iowa loses an assistant coach.
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Tuesday, February 13th: Here are some stats that I found while looking at the latest installment of the Big Ten leaders. These stats are current through this weekend's games, and there were no Big Ten games played on Monday night. These stats are for games in Big Ten play, only.

Iowa is 3rd in the league in points per game, but 10th in the league in points allowed per game. Iowa is first in the league in free throw percentage (.748) and only Michigan and Wisconsin get to the foul line more than Iowa , and it's not by many free throws. Northwestern averages just 7.1 free throw attempts per game to Iowa 's nearly 21 per game.
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Monday, February 12th: I know that a lot has been written of the Big Ten conference being down this year in basketball. Back in November and December, I said publicly that the league was about as poor as I can remember seeing it in a decade or more.

I don't know if I still feel that way, but I don't think the league is one of the premiere league's in the nation.

But who is? That's really the question I am asking myself now.
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February 6th: We all know that freshman Tyler Smith is a very good basketball player, one of the best freshmen that Iowa has had since they were allowed to play varsity basketball back in the 1970's.

The best in that group are Ronnie Lester, Roy Marble, Jess Settles and Ricky Davis. Settles averaged 15.3 points per game in his freshman season, and won Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. Davis averaged 15.0, Roy Marble 11.5 and Lester 13.4 in their freshman seasons.
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Jon Miller is the Founder & Publisher of HawkeyeNation.com and Hawkeye Nation Magazine. He also hosts a daily sports talk radio show in Central Iowa on 1460 KXNo from 2-4pm, which can also be heard on kxno.com


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