9 weeks remain until Hawkeye football returns to historic Kinnick Stadium. Of course, there is that season opener in what will surely be called Kinnick East, or better known as Soldier Field in Chicago against Northern Illinois 8 weeks from today.
Many prognosticators have not been too kind to the Hawks for their predictions for the 2012 season. I would say the average prediction has been 8-4. That is probably fair considering the changes to the coaching staff as well as the continuous defection to the NFL for many former Hawks. Here are a few shots I took last year of some players who will need to make a significant impact.