IOWA CITY — Toward the end of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz’s media availability on Tuesday, the most-tenured coach in college football was asked if Iowa had anyone who could simulate Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in preparation for Saturday’s game. “Are you kidding me?” Ferentz asked rhetorically. “He’d be at our end if he did. He wouldn’t be simulating — he would be our guy. Or else it would be time for me to be doing something else, that’s for sure.
SHERRILL — Tyler Soppe doesn’t much care what you think. He knows he’s not everyone’s favorite driver. He knows how some people perceive his style. He knows he’ll get booed at certain places. As long as he can roll his No. 3T IMCA Sport Mod into Victory Lane and celebrate with his kids Tayler (eight) and Parker (three), what anyone thinks of how he got there is irrelevant. He’s far from the first person to say they have that mentality, but he’s one of the few who can back it up.
Football players and coaches go under the microscope every week — both by themselves in film study and, like it or not, by media that covers them. When they screw up or play poorly, they get asked about it. They know it’s part of the deal. What’s rare — at any level — is for a coach or player to specifically name or point out an individual in the process of a critique. Those who consume football get used to hearing “we can do better,” and things of that nature.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".