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The Mid-Morning Dump - 9/6/12

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BETTER TACKLING, PLEASE. Paul Rhoads is looking for better tackling in week two. Warning: article has references to painful 2009 tackling.

JOHNSON RUNNING FREE. Another story about Shontrelle's comeback. Also, I admit I giggled at the headline.

MESS AND WALLY ON IOWA. The two coordinators talk about Iowa and how to gameplan for the Hawks.

BHGP HATE. Credit due to our douchebag Hawk friends, who look at the new billboards Jamie Pollard is putting up, as well as getting their hands on Paul Rhoads' summer vacation pictures.

MORE THAN A FOOTBALL GAME. Brent Blum writes about the rivalry that's more than a game in this state. Noteworthy: Only Ohio State has beat Kirk Ferentz more than Iowa State.

VOLLEYBALL VICTORY. The 18th ranked Cyclones beat 25th ranked UNI 3-1 yesterday at Hilton Coliseum.

BETTER THAN 84-0? After Oklahoma State's beatdown of Savannah State, CRFF writes about the 20 things as satisfying than beating a team 84-0.

HOLGOLOL. Dana Holgorsen empathizes with a poor Marshall defender that got trucked twice.

HEY, SOME OF US WANTED THIS GUY! Billy Gillispie remains in the hospital as more rumors of player mistreatment come to light.

NATIONAL CHAMPION ALREADY DETERMINED? One expert is sure Oregon has what it takes to hoist the crystal ball in January.

COACHES DON'T HATE THE HELMET RULE. Nobody has freaked out about the new helmet rules... yet.

STEVE SARKISIAN IS CRAZY. To prepare for LSU, he's having his players walk past a live tiger in practice.

TAILGATE PREP. If you're a serious tailgater, you'll enjoy this discussion with the woman in charge of the SEC Tailgating Cookbook.