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Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson preview the upcoming Big Ten Championship Game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dec 2

1 hr 32 min

Ben and Harrison open with the weekend in football - did they like cheering for Minnesota? Then they get into Iowa's win over Nebraska (18:00) and how it compares to the 2015 team (23:00). They look ahead to the conference championship (28:00) and discuss the QB situation (41:00). They close out the pod with some Iowa hoops discussion. (49:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Dec 2

1 hr 16 min

Ben and Harrison open the discussion by recounting Harrison's time at both Kinnick & Carver-Hawkeye this week before diving deep on basketball talk (15:00). They start talking football around 32:30 before asking the question: do the results justify Kirk's ecosystem? (~46:00) They also dive into how Iowa maxes talent before previewing the Nebraska game (~1:00:00). Happy Thanksgiving & safe travels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Nov 24

1 hr 17 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Minnesota and preview Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 19

1 hr 17 min

Before Ben heads off to Arizona, the guys discuss their weekends, including a Wrigleyville tangent. They then get to Iowa/Minnesota talk (~15:00) and look back at who actually out-Ferentzes Kirk Ferentz (~26:00). They talk about Alex Padilla's performance in his first start (~31:00) and touch on the Tyrone Tracy storyline (~43:00). They look ahead briefly to Illinois (~50:00), though the discussion was before it was announced Bret Bielema is unavailable for Saturday. A basketball minute closes it out (~59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Nov 17

1 hr 6 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's matchup with Northwestern and review Alex Padilla's debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 12

1 hr 18 min

The guys open with Ben replaying his time at Ryan Field this season and other stories from the House of Horrors. Did Ben get locked in there once? You bet! They then discuss the Northwestern game (~10:00) before getting into Alex Padilla's performance (~15:00). They discussion sticks with the quarterbacks but they look forward to how the rest of the season will play out (~32:00). They close out with the QB discussion with "when should Iowa have started someone else?" (~52:00) and "who will still be on Iowa's roster?" (~57:00). A basketball minute to close! (~59:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Nov 12

1 hr 7 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Wisconsin and whether or not Iowa can fix their issues on offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 5

1 hr 9 min

Ben came prepared with a series of discussion topics including: Dune, Only Murders in the Building, Halloween (which time in a person's life is it best??), and arugula before the discussion shifts to football vis a vis Michigan/Michigan State. The Iowa/Wisconsin talk revs up around 25:00 and they eventually get to a brief Northwestern preview (54:00) including what Ben expects at his tailgate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Nov 4

1 hr 9 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson preview Iowa football's upcoming matchup with Wisconsin following a devastating loss at home to the Purdue Boilermakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 28

1 hr 3 min

The guys open the podcast by talking about parties with kids and how Ben avoids them before turning to Big Ten football (~8:00). They briefly preview the upcoming matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin (~18:00) before diving a little deeper into what they'd like to see from Iowa's offense (~28:00). Squid Game is discussed (~39:00). Then they look ahead to Michigan/Michigan State (~49:00) & Iowa basketball in the renewed "Basketball Minute" (~57:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Oct 26

1 hr 8 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Purdue and place the spotlight on Spencer Petras and the Iowa offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 22

1 hr 24 min

The guys talk Iowa's 24-7 loss to Purdue and where it all went wrong. They talk specific offensive details (~23:00) including why Iowa has such drastic shotgun/under center splits. The discussion shifts towards some more of the national coverage of Iowa and how the guys hate the Purdue loss made them right. (~39:00) But really, it's a lot of ranting and frustration. NOTE: Intro this week is the Nebraska Ranting Guy, Jon Johnston of Corn Nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Oct 21

1 hr 4 min

Ben & Harrison recap the Penn State game, chat about Iowa's spot in the national conversation, and briefly discuss the Purdue game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Oct 15

51 min 41 sec

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Penn State and preview Purdue... What a game this past Saturday and what a season this has turned into. Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on what went down in that Penn State-Iowa game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 14

1 hr 32 min

Ben & Harrison discuss: Iowa's 23-20 comeback win over Penn State, the impact of no Sean Clifford, Iowa doing what it needed to do, & begin the narrative of talking to our kids about a 6-0 Iowa Hawkeye team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Oct 10

18 min 15 sec

Ben & Harrison are back to chat their weekends and betting losses before looking back at the Maryland game (~12:30). They then talk Spencer Petras' improvement (~28:30), especially over the last two games. The guys turn their attention to Penn State (~44:30) before Harrison is lambasted for posing the question whether Saturday is a no win proposition (~51:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Oct 6

1 hr 5 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Maryland and preview the Penn State Nittany Lions, as this weekend features the #3 ranked team in the nation going up against the #4 ranked team in the nation inside Kinnick Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 5

1 hr 47 min

What is going wrong with Iowa's offense? Well, as always, Thad and Rob have some thoughts and they're here to share them. Come listen to what they have to say and stay until the end for a preview of this Friday's Iowa-Maryland matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 30

1 hr 19 min

Ben recounts his weekend at Soldier Field & Chicago bars (PSA: support your local bartender) before diving into why the Colorado State game makes them feel a little better (~12:30). They shift to this weekend against Maryland (~26:30) and some predictions (40:00). They then talk even more Big Ten West as the division crumbles around Iowa (~45:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 29

1 hr 8 min

Ben and Harrison open up with a recounting of their weekend - what is a weekend anyways - and then chat about Iowa's win over Kent State (~12:00). The discussion turns to a bit of an expectation reset and whether last year's results count in carrying over to this season (~22:00). The tour of the Big Ten picks up around 37:00 before discussing the Iowa/Colorado State game (~54:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 24

1 hr 2 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Kent State and preview Colorado State. Is there a serious problem with Iowa's offense? What all have we learned from Iowa's performances through the first three games? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 22

1 hr 13 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa's dominating win over the Iowa State Cyclones, laugh in their misery, and then preview Iowa's matchup with Kent State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 16

1 hr 30 min

Ben & Harrison open by dissecting what Matt Campbell & ISU were thinking before exploring the Iowa storylines (~19:00). They look around the Big Ten as the East contenders take shape (~48:00) and then briefly look ahead to the Kent State game (~57:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 15

1 hr 3 min

Ben & Harrison open by recounting their weekends, including Ben's early adopter status of New Balance (~6:30) & the latest Bud Light seltzers (~9:30). The discussion shifts to the aftermath of the Hawkeyes win over IU (~14:30). They then preview the Iowa State game (~31:30). They wrap up with more whiparound Big Ten takes (~55:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 10

1 hr 11 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson take a look at the best Iowa State football team in their program's history. Matt Campbell, Brock Purdy, Breece Hall and Iowa's State defense being geared to stop Iowa's offense... All of that and more gets touched on this edition of the All Eyes Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 9

1 hr 13 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson recap Iowa football's latest matchup with Indiana and shine their focus on the defense and offense in the most in depth game recap you can find. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 6

1 hr 13 min

Ben & Harrison open with some light reminiscing of their past weekend's aka the return of The Bret Bielema Experience to the Big Ten. They then talk about Iowa's first week opponent, Indiana, and how they see it unfolding. Discussion turns to the conference's other games and why both are excited for tonight's Ohio State/Minnesota game. They close with some discussion on the Bishop Sycamore/IMG situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 2

59 min 59 sec

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson preview Iowa football's matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers and give their analysis on whether or not Indiana is as good as their last season's results showed them to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 2

1 hr

In a series of non sequiturs, Ben & Harrison discuss recent Hawkeye storylines, Luka Garza & Joe Wieskamp's Summer League performances, Nebraska doing Nebraska stuff, and tier the Big Ten. Which teams can move up, which can move down? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Aug 26

58 min 15 sec

Is Iowa offensive coordinator, Brian Ferentz, good at his job? Tune in as Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson discuss the controversial leader of the Iowa offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 24

55 min 46 sec

It's a fun one this week with the newest Hawkeye beat writer: Kennington Lloyd Smith III of the Des Moines Register. He shares his journey to Iowa, including how Paul Finebaum dubbed him "an award winner and the best name in the industry" and his time covering the Paralympic Games at Rio 2016. They move on to discuss the upcoming Hawkeye season, Kennington's "parachute" opinion on 2020 and what it means for 2021 vs. the rollercoaster Ben & Harrison rode last season, and how the preseason rankings set Iowa up well for a potential NY6 Bowl. They cap it off with some light NBA Summer League talk as Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza take the hardwood in Vegas. Thanks again to Kennington for joining. He can be found on Twitter @SkinnyKenny_ (where you can drop him your cold weather tips!) and read in print and online for the Des Moines Register. His latest is a great feature on Tyler Goodson's prep for 2021 and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Aug 13

1 hr 12 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson take a peak at the recently released depth charts for offense and defense and give their preseason assessment of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 11

52 min 29 sec

Ben and Harrison open with some random discussion before talking about Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza in the NBA draft (~6:00). They then talk Adrian Martinez Heisman odds (~18:00) and Iowa's lack of a horse in that race. They move to the broader Big Ten with each school's over/under and schedule talk (~24:00) before finishing with a bit of a deep dive on the Hawkeyes (~59:00). They finish with some discussion on Brian Ferentz's appearance on a competitor's podcast they haven't yet listened to. (~69:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Aug 5

1 hr 20 min

Ben and Harrison open with some footwear and food discussion. They then discuss Texas & Oklahoma's potential departure from the Big 12, whether the Big Ten should chase them, and what other dominoes may fall. They discuss Iowa's depth chart and new guys they're excited about! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jul 26

55 min 49 sec

Ben & Harrison open by talking tanlines & sunburns plus: are Chacos good? They then discuss recent recruiting developments, the impact on the team's off-field momentum, and where it ranks against past recruiting losses. With name, image, and likeness allowed, the guys talk about what's already happened in the Iowa landscape and guys they're on the lookout for. Finally, they recount their Fourth of July's and respective golf simulators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jul 8

56 min 53 sec

Ben & Harrison discuss their trips to Iowa & Colorado, the differences between bars and breweries, and the Waffle House challenge. Then they discuss Mare of Easttown & Bo Burnham's Inside. With college football playoff expansion on the horizon, the two talk about the pros & cons and what it may mean for Iowa. Finally, they discuss recent 1x1 interviews Kirk Ferentz & Fran McCaffery had and early outlooks on the 2021-22 seasons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jun 24

1 hr 7 min

Ben & Harrison open with recaps on their Memorial Day weekends and close out the USA 3x3 basketball team (7:30). They then discuss Iowa's college football start times and meander their way through power rankings (~15:00). After that, they discuss returning to society (34:00) and touch on a number of different topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jun 3

51 min 45 sec

Ben & Harrison open with a brief discussion about their hiatus before hitting on the USA 3x3 basketball house & summer beverages. Around 15:00, they discuss the current football expectations where Harrison needs to be sold the optimism, particularly from PFF. The discussion turns to basketball around 30:00 and whether the current ESPN bracketology is the right spot for them. They discuss the Jordan Bohannon incident shortly after before briefly discussing the return of festival season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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May 28

1 hr 3 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson take a look at where all the former Hawkeyes landed in the 2021 NFL Draft as well as undrafted free agency and even talk about some Twitter drama that popped up with former Iowa wide receiver, Brandon Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 21

1 hr 18 min

Ben & Harrison get straight into it with Jordan Bohannon's returns. Harrison has his five favorite takes you see while Ben poses questions about what it'll mean for Iowa's starting lineup. From there they briefly touch on the NFL Draft, Oscars, SNL, & Bill Burr before Harrison opens another NBA Top Shot pack. They close with some more assorted ramblings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 29

1 hr 3 min

Ben & Harrison talk about the newly formed (and disintegrated) Super League to open the show. Then they discuss the CJ Fredrick news and whether Iowa can sustain the loss without dipping outside the 2020-21 roster. Spring football is discussed briefly, including a QB situation mea culpa. Finally, they close with assorted ramblings on NFTs, bachelor parties, golf, and drinking gin at a whiskey bar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 23

1 hr 15 min

Ben & Harrison open the show with a live opening of Harrison's NBA Top Shot with additional talk on the NFT and a mea culpa on Luka Garza's. They then shift to more discussion of Hawkeye basketball and what is next for Fran McCaffery. They talk about the week in Iowa spring football and close it out with some food & drink talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 16

1 hr 9 min

Ben & Harrison get together to discuss cilantro-lime rice and the disappointing Final Four. They turn their attention to Luka Garza's NFT. The latter half of the podcast, Ben debuts his confidence ratings of Iowa's position groups as spring football gets underway! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 8

1 hr 17 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson are joined by Jonah Parker to talk about and reflect upon the Iowa men's basketball program. Is Iowa basketball in program purgatory? Are people overreacting to losses in March? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 2

1 hr 7 min

Ben & Harrison get together to catch up on the Final Four before diving into the Jordan Bohannon announcement. Is he an all-timer? They briefly discuss Jack Nunge's departure before touching on spring football. They talk even more Bohannon through the lens of name, image, and likeness. To close it out, they relitigate the 2021 season after Harrison says he's done litigating how it finished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 2

1 hr 10 min

Ben & Harrison discuss the Hawkeye loss to Oregon, where it went wrong, and what Iowa can do to fix it. There's the usual Top Shot discussion at the end and they touch on their good bets from the first weekend while avoiding discussion of their bad bets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Mar 26

1 hr 6 min

Rob Donaldson and Thad Nelson talk Iowa-Grand Canyon, Upset teams we're taking and matchups around the tourney. It's March! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 17

1 hr 6 min

Ben & Harrison talk Iowa's offensive line and running back hires, Fran McCaffery's extension. They then talk about Iowa's draw in the NCAA tournament and other teams/storylines which have their interests piqued. And yes, a Top Shot update to close. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Mar 17

1 hr 9 min

Ben & Harrison talk about the inevitability that is Illinois basketball then set their sights on the NCAA tournament with an optimistic outlook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Mar 14

19 min 41 sec