ESPN is making its return in 2014, partnering with Night Owls to get an outlook from some of our coaches in the league. "Coach Box" has been asking the tough questions and allowing our coaches to talk candidly about their squads. All questions are asked by an anonymous, fictitious, totally made up ESPN analyst from NCAA 11 and are, under no circumstances, a personal attack or inquiry. Nor does my possibly narrow-minded and irrational analyst, necessarily, reflect my personal opinions or views. Coaches are in no way required to respond with anything more than.... NO COMMENT. But just know that you are not a good, tough coach unless you answer the hard, tough question.***Coach Box: Week 11*** Coach Omega Please: "Coach, thanks for taking time to talk to us this late in the season. We know you're busy gameplanning for NU and the ladder of your schedule. First off, it seems that Iowa is struggling this year with a difficult schedule, but you still have a shot at a winning record and a decent bowl game. You're still ranked, although some think it maybe a bit overrated based on the record, and especially the performance early in the year. What do you have to say to the naysayers out there for your team? Second, do you believe this is just an off year in terms of schedule vs record, or is the program in general in a bit of slippage? I mean I don't know what answer I would have you give, but how do you right the ship? Similar to Texas A&M in the Big 12, you have a program that should be at a high level, competing for titles, but just isn't doing it. You haven't really challenged in the Big 10 for a title recently, recruits aren't coming in the doors and some of your most loyal fans are getting anxious and restless in that regard. How do you turn it around? And lastly, there seems to be the general feeling that you are being out-coached within the conference. What do you have to say about that to the conference, and if there is one, what is your schematic plan to revise your philosophy, especially as it relates to your staff and/or coaching system. Are you looking at maybe some changes in that regard at the end of the season, or may there just be a time of understanding that is necessary for your current philosophies to take hold within the program?"