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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Former Iowa Coach Discusses Pitt Game


Ames, Iowa: We caught up with former Iowa head football coach and legend of the program, Hayden Fox today. We questioned the coach about his relationship with the Iowa program. "I coached there for 20 years and am still very active in the Ames community. We were fortunate enough to go to 14 bowl games so there's a lot of fond memories for the fans, myself and the community."

The topic turned to the current squad. Fox stated, "The team is really coming on after a couple of years where expectations were not met. It's always tough to maintain a high level of performance year in and year out in such a strong conference." Fry described that playing heavyweights such as Minnesota and Wisconsin State make for a difficult slate. "Those are our traditional rivals so it's always a dogfight."

When asked about his fondest memories as a head coach, Fox points to his experience with Heisman trophy finalist, Chuck Short, back in 1985. It was a magical run and everyone had a lot of fun with it. I said once that he was destined for greatness and I think that really bore out in his NFL career."

When asked for a prediction for this week's game, you could still hear some resentment about his transition out of the program. Fox elaborated, "I still think that Pitt is going down. Kirk is a great coach even though Luther Van Dam should have gotten a more serious look to take over for me."

3 comments:

He who took you to bowl games said...

Hey!!

Do you think Hayden and Joe Pa would do a depends commercial together?

Or, are they both egotistical bastards?

Anonymous said...

Wow, you dare to compare yourself to The Onion after a pathetic article like this? Please, spare us your stupidity and quit now.

Anonymous said...

No we want more!!!!!!!!!

We want another interview with Hayden Fox!!!