The 2002 Iowa Hawkeyes.
That has got to be the best Hawkeye football team ever assembled. Certainly in the modern era. Not to take anything away from the 2009 Hawkeyes, who also went to the Orange Bowl and won, but the 2002 Hawkeyes were my favorite team since I’ve been a fan. Here are some of the names: Dallas Clark, Brad Banks, Bob Sanders, Nate Kaeding, Matt Roth, Jonathan Babineaux, Robert Gallery, Colin Cole, Fred Russell, Howard Hodges, Bruce Nelson, just to name a few. Last Saturday, that team was honored during the game and it is hard to believe its been 10 years since we tore down the goal posts and physically carried them out of Minnesota’s Metrodome after winning the B1g 10 Conference that year. You have got to watch the ESPN highlight reel of the Minnesota game from that link. Ah, what memories we have.
Back to the 2002 team at Kinnick…here are some shots I took of the festivities inside Kinnick honoring that great team.