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    In Heaven There Is No Beer - An Iowa Hawkeye Dynasty

    Wanting to get back into the Dynasty Saddle, but have come to the sad realization that I simply don't have the time to PLAY the games anymore.
    With that in mind, I'm going to give a Simulation Dynasty with my beloved Hawkeyes a try.

    Dynasty will be done on NCAA11. Iowa's roster will be actual players from the 2010 team. Coaching Contracts will be ON with Kirk Ferentz at the helm.
    Iowa's playbook and settings/tendencies will be left as is. I will recruit and manage the roster. Schedules will be computer generated. All games will be simulated.
    Not sure how this will go or how long it will last...but I am sure that there is only one way to find out.

    Thanks in advance to those that follow along. GO HAWKS!
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    Iowa Hawkeye Coaches




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    2010 will be Kirk Ferentz's 12th season as the Head Hawk. During his first 11 seasons at Iowa, Ferentz compiled a record of 81 Wins and 55 Losses while guiding the Hawkeyes to 2 Big Ten Titles...2002 and 2004. He was named the National Coach of Year following the 2002 season. Despite going 1-10 and 3-9 in his first two seasons, Ferentz has quietly moved into 2nd place in career victories at the University of Iowa...trailing only legendary Hall of Famer Hayden Fry. Ferentz has 4 years remaining on his contract which is currently set to expire following the 2013 season.
    2010: Ferentz led the Hawkeyes to a record of 12-1 and final ranking of #2. The Hawks finished as the Big10 runner-up to Ohio State and beat Oregon State 30-15 in the Rose Bowl. Following the season, Ferentz inked a 4-year extension thru 2017.
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    Heisman Winners

    NILE KINNICK - 1939

    Before the 1939 season, Kinnick wrote, "For three years, nay for fifteen years, I have been preparing for this last year of football. I anticipate becoming the roughest, toughest all-around back yet to hit this conference." He also wrote, "I'm looking forward to showing Anderson (Iowa's then head coach) what a real football player looks like - so hold your hats."

    In 1939, Iowa finished the year ranked 9th in the AP Poll with a 6-1-1 record. Kinnick threw for 638 yards and 11 touchdowns on only 31 passes and ran for 374 yards. He was involved in 16 of the 19 touchdowns that Iowa scored and was involved in 107 of the 130 points that Iowa score that year. He played 402 of a possible 420 minutes that season. All told, Kinnick set 14 school records, six of which still stand over 65 years later.

    At the end of the season, Nile Kinnick won virtually every major award in the country. He was a consensus First-Team All-American. He won the Big Ten MVP by the largest margin in history. He also won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy. Kinnick also became the first college football player to be named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, beating out such notables as Joe DiMaggio, Byron Nelson and Joe Louis. On November 28, 1939, Nile Kinnick won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the only Iowa Hawkeye to win college football's most prestigious award.

    Upon graduation, Kinnick attended one year of law school at the University of Iowa before joining the Naval Air Reserve. On June 2, 1943, Kinnick was on a routine training flight off the coast of Venezuela when his Grumman F4F Wildcat developed an oil leak so serious that he could neither reach land nor the USS Lexington. Kinnick executed an emergency landing in the water, but died in the process. Rescue boats arrived on the scene a mere eight minutes later, but they only found wreckage. His body was never recovered. Nile Kinnick was the first Heisman Trophy winner to die; he was a month and seven days away from his 25th birthday. The University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium is named in his honor...

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    24 - NILE KINNICK

    No single player or team captured the imagination of Hawkeye fans more than Nile Kinnick and his legendary Ironmen team of 1939. Kinnick, a stalwart on the playing field and in the classroom, was THE model Iowa football player.

    As a player, his achievements are unmatched in Hawkeye history. He culminated a brilliant career in 1939 by winning he Heisman, Walter Camp and Maxwell Trophies as the nation's top player. He made virtually every all-America team and was the Big Ten MVP. Nile is a member of Iowa's all-time football team and was named its Most Outstanding Player.

    Kinnick died in the Caribbean sea in a crash of his fighter plane while on a training flight June 2, 1943 as an ensign in the United States Navy.



    62 - CAL JONES

    Jersey No. 62 was never worn more proudly than the three seasons Cal ones donned it at Iowa.

    One of the most intimidating linemen to wear the old gold and black, Jones as a three-time first team All-Big Ten guard. He made 22 All-American teams during his career, including a record 15 in 1954.

    As a captain in 1955, Jones earned the prestigious Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. He was a consensus All-American twice, one of only two at Iowa. Cal is an elected member of the National Football Foundation and Helms Athletic Foundation Halls of Fame. Jones most recently was inducted into the inaugural class of Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame. He was also chosen to the Iowa all-time football team in 1989.

    Jones dies as a result of a plane crash in Canada on December 9, 1956.

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    Award Winners

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    Unanimous All-Americans

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    Titles and Championships

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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    BIG TEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
    1900, '21, '22, '56, '58, '60, '81, '85, '90
    2002, '04



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    Bowl Victories

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    Dynasty National & Conference Champions

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