It appears Joe Klatt and Gus Johnson have differing opinions than that of the great Iowa hater Colin Cowherd.
Cowherd likes to stir the pot and generates most of his reaction attacking passionate fans bases. So after his attack of Iowa last year and then his praise of CJ Beatherd and George Kittle this year, Klatt and Johnson stepped in:
“I hear Colin, I listen to Colin almost every day when I can,” Klatt said Tuesday morning at Big Ten Media Days. “In particular my ears perk up whenever he talks about college football, whichever team.
“But there’s always like this level of vitriol for Iowa that was saved for Iowa. I’m always like, ‘That’s so peculiar.’ I don’t understand. I know in the radio business that can be good radio, and if that’s what he believes then more power to him.”
“I know my colleague Colin Cowherd had a whole lot of stuff to say about Iowa, and I don’t agree with him,” Johnson said. “He’s not out there, he hasn’t worked locker rooms and [traveled] to Iowa City and spent time with the community. I’ve been calling Iowa basketball for a long time. I’ve called Iowa football. I just think Iowa is, to borrow a quote, it’s not heaven, it’s Iowa. There’s something about it that’s beautiful, peaceful and good and kind and the people that go there. Maybe it’s not Ohio State, maybe it’s not Alabama. But it has a great history with coach [Hayden] Fry and what he established there and coach [Kirk] Ferentz and what he’s continuing to establish as the longest-tenured coach, not only in the Big Ten, but college football.”