Iowa’s Vandenberg Deserves Plenty of Credit for Performance at Ohio State

Posted by Michael Maxwell on November-18-2009 Add Comments

Football is the ultimate team sport.  A bunch of great individuals won’t get anywhere unless they work together as a team.  One look no further than Notre Dame over the last several years—they get their pick of the best individual talent in the nation, yet have struggled to stay in the upper echelons of college football. 

Over the years, Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz has shown an incredible knack for getting the most out of the talent he has, but more importantly, for getting his guys to buy into the team concept.  I often wonder what Ferentz could do with the talent of teams like Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, or Michigan, but that is a story for another time.

Of course, a large part of the credit for James Van...

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