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AIRBHG smites Iowa’s backfield once more

Kirk Ferentz AP

The Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God knows no mercy for the Hawkeyes’ backfield. Such unfortunate luck was evident when Iowa announced that freshman running back Barkley Hill would miss the season with a torn ACL.

Hill suffered the injury Saturday on what was reported to be the last play of the scrimmage.

Attrition alone meant Hill had a chance to see the field this season. Since the end of last season, Iowa has lost four scholarship running backs: Marcus Coker, the team’s leading rusher in 2011 transferred to FCS Stony Brook; backup Mika’il McCall left the team; Jordan Canzeri tore his ACL in spring practice; and De’Andre Johnson was dismissed just before the start of fall camp.

Per Iowa beat writer Marc Morehouse, 10 Iowa running backs have left before finishing their eligibility since 2008, four of which have been a result of torn ACLs. For a complete list of AIRBHG victims, click HERE. It’s jaw-dropping.

With Hill out, sophomore Damon Bullock and freshman Greg Garmon, who had his own legal run-in, are the most likely to pick up the slack this season.

Assuming something catastrophic doesn’t happen to them first.

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5 Responses to “AIRBHG smites Iowa’s backfield once more”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 21, 2012 7:29 PM

    Something just not right with that program. I mean aside from paying coach wayyyyyy more than he is worth.

  2. Scott Hevel says: Aug 21, 2012 7:42 PM

    Maybe now that the PED’s are gone from the training table, they can’t overcome the Iowa workout plan

  3. woodsonrus says: Aug 21, 2012 7:44 PM

    way to rip off AIRBHG from MGOBLOG. u guys should be more creative.

  4. Ben Kercheval says: Aug 21, 2012 7:57 PM

    woodsonrus, the AIRBHG acronym might as well be in the dictionary. No one’s ripping off or taking credit for anything.

    Also, I think it was Black Heart Gold Pants blog who originated AIRBHG.

  5. southernpatriots says: Aug 21, 2012 10:44 PM

    Ben: Is it that there are actually more season ending or career ending injuries this pre-season/practice season than is previous years or is it just being reported better?

    I have purposed to speak with a colleague tomorrow who is a great physician in sports medicine if he has personally seen and/or treated more serious injuries during this season and what he may think is a remedy for it.

    My thoughts at this time are that the sports equipment manufacturers need to design better protecting equipment (helmets, knee pads, neck protectors, etc.)

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