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Iowa football politics and a word from President Bigach (vid)

[ 0 ] November 6, 2012 |


IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time Tuesday, Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde did what people commonly refer to as “their civic duty.”

“I voted,” he said. “It was my first time. It was a quick process – took just a couple minutes.

“I didn’t know what to expect, but it was easy.”

He wasn’t alone. He took receiver Keenan Davis with him.

“Keenan was napping, when I banged on his door, and when Keenan’s napping, he’s like a bear,” Hyde said. “He doesn’t wake up for anybody.

“I told him he better go vote. His mom was saying a while ago that he better go vote, so I was just trying to do the mom duty of the day.”

And speaking of President. . . .

Defensive tackle Steve Bigach was the consensus favorite among Iowa players most likely to be President someday.

“Bigach is a politician like no other,” Hyde said. “You say one word about Obama, and he can talk for three hours.”

Pro or con?

“It’s definitely negative,” Hyde said. “Bigach is all into that stuff right now.”

But President someday?

“That’s a dangerous question,” Bigach said. “I’m going to have to decline on that one.”

Let’s say the economy needs fixing . . .

“I have no idea,” he said. “I am not educated enough in the matter at hand to comment in such a way as to sound intelligent.

“I’m not a very politically correct guy. I’ll tell you how I feel one way or the other, but whether this is the right medium to do that right now — probably not.”

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