Iowa’s best LB opts out

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2 starting LBers they were counting on, gone: Dillon Doyle (transfer) and Colbert (grades or unreported injury I'm guessing). Ourlads has yet to figure out the depth chart. With a new QB they'll need their defense to pick up the slack.

Colbert was injured in 2019, played season with it and his PFF ratings illustrated it. He was pulled in Holiday Bowl due to his poor performance.

Both Dillion Doyle and Colbert had ups and downs. Doyle will be fine at Baylor.

Iowa traditionally played 3 LBs from 1999 to beginning of 2017. That ended, after injuries at end of Wisconsin game.

Amani Hooker was moved from S to Cash and Iowa DC Phil Parker unveiled his 4-2-5 with DB playing the OLB or LEO position for Iowa.

Iowa still plays 4-3 against teams using a FB, and tradition set, but clearly Hooker played the Cash right into the NFL entry.

Iowa vs. Nebraska hopefully is played on Black Friday.
 
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Iowa loses juniors to the NFL on a regular basis, but manage to back fill. Losing Dillon Doyle was the bigger loss versus Colbert, but Nieman will be playing Sundays. Doyle might also, as a Baylor alum, but he has much to prove still.
 

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Iowa loses juniors to the NFL on a regular basis, but manage to back fill. Losing Dillon Doyle was the bigger loss versus Colbert, but Nieman will be playing Sundays. Doyle might also, as a Baylor alum, but he has much to prove still.
Doyle would have been a third year player. Iowa has a second year sophomore at LB, who was pushing Doyle, MLB Jack Campbell. He is one to watch, as well.
 

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Purdue Rivals Site on Iowa 2020

The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least in Iowa City, where 64-year-old Kirk Ferentz is primed to start his 22nd season as Hawkeye coach and has produced 17 bowls in the last 19 seasons.

But perhaps Ferentz’s days are numbered in the wake of a tumultuous offseason that painted a picture of a program with a culture that was hostile toward black student-athletes. How will that impact team chemistry in 2020?

On the field, there is a lot to like, beginning with an offense that teems with potential. Yes, stud tackle Tristan Wirfs is gone. But, per usual, Iowa will have a strong offensive line. Tackle Alaric Jackson is this year’s star blocker. The senior will lead the way for backs Tyler Goodson and Mekhi Sargent. Sophomore center Tyler Linderbaum is another top blocker.

The receiving unit will be the best in years, led by seniors Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith. Sophomores Nico Ragaini and Tyrone Tracy also are weapons. And the Hawkeyes always have good tight ends. The latest: Sam LaPorta and Shaun Beyer.

Now, the big question: Who will be the quarterback? Nate Stanley is gone after starting the last three seasons. All eyes are on 6-5, 231-pound sophomore Spencer Petras.

The defense has more to prove than the offense. The work begins along the line, with three starters gone including end A.J. Epenesa. End Chauncey Golston needs to be a star, as does junior tackle Daviyon Nixon.

Coordinator Phil Parker also needs to replace 2019 leading tackler Kristian Welch at linebacker. Dijmon Colbert and Nick Neimann must set the pace at linebacker. Sophomore Jack Campbell is a key to success at linebacker, too.

The secondary merits watching with three starters to replace. Safety Jack Koerner and corner Matt Hankins are bell weathers.

Iowa has a boffo kicker in senior Keith Duncan.

Vs. Iowa, September 12, now October 24th

Colbert is out, Campbell will step up at LB
 

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Purdue Rivals Site on Iowa 2020

The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least in Iowa City, where 64-year-old Kirk Ferentz is primed to start his 22nd season as Hawkeye coach and has produced 17 bowls in the last 19 seasons.

But perhaps Ferentz’s days are numbered in the wake of a tumultuous offseason that painted a picture of a program with a culture that was hostile toward black student-athletes. How will that impact team chemistry in 2020?

On the field, there is a lot to like, beginning with an offense that teems with potential. Yes, stud tackle Tristan Wirfs is gone. But, per usual, Iowa will have a strong offensive line. Tackle Alaric Jackson is this year’s star blocker. The senior will lead the way for backs Tyler Goodson and Mekhi Sargent. Sophomore center Tyler Linderbaum is another top blocker.

The receiving unit will be the best in years, led by seniors Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith. Sophomores Nico Ragaini and Tyrone Tracy also are weapons. And the Hawkeyes always have good tight ends. The latest: Sam LaPorta and Shaun Beyer.

Now, the big question: Who will be the quarterback? Nate Stanley is gone after starting the last three seasons. All eyes are on 6-5, 231-pound sophomore Spencer Petras.

The defense has more to prove than the offense. The work begins along the line, with three starters gone including end A.J. Epenesa. End Chauncey Golston needs to be a star, as does junior tackle Daviyon Nixon.

Coordinator Phil Parker also needs to replace 2019 leading tackler Kristian Welch at linebacker. Dijmon Colbert and Nick Neimann must set the pace at linebacker. Sophomore Jack Campbell is a key to success at linebacker, too.

The secondary merits watching with three starters to replace. Safety Jack Koerner and corner Matt Hankins are bell weathers.

Iowa has a boffo kicker in senior Keith Duncan.

Vs. Iowa, September 12, now October 24th

Colbert is out, Campbell will step up at LB
who cares? iowa sucks
 

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All of your LB's looked better because of the talent in front of them. You guys reload from an average team to an average team most years. This year you will be doing your twice a decade re-load from a good team back to the mean. It must really suck to be a hawkeye.
 

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Purdue Rivals Site on Iowa 2020

The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least in Iowa City, where 64-year-old Kirk Ferentz is primed to start his 22nd season as Hawkeye coach and has produced 17 bowls in the last 19 seasons.

But perhaps Ferentz’s days are numbered in the wake of a tumultuous offseason that painted a picture of a program with a culture that was hostile toward black student-athletes. How will that impact team chemistry in 2020?

On the field, there is a lot to like, beginning with an offense that teems with potential. Yes, stud tackle Tristan Wirfs is gone. But, per usual, Iowa will have a strong offensive line. Tackle Alaric Jackson is this year’s star blocker. The senior will lead the way for backs Tyler Goodson and Mekhi Sargent. Sophomore center Tyler Linderbaum is another top blocker.

The receiving unit will be the best in years, led by seniors Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith. Sophomores Nico Ragaini and Tyrone Tracy also are weapons. And the Hawkeyes always have good tight ends. The latest: Sam LaPorta and Shaun Beyer.

Now, the big question: Who will be the quarterback? Nate Stanley is gone after starting the last three seasons. All eyes are on 6-5, 231-pound sophomore Spencer Petras.

The defense has more to prove than the offense. The work begins along the line, with three starters gone including end A.J. Epenesa. End Chauncey Golston needs to be a star, as does junior tackle Daviyon Nixon.

Coordinator Phil Parker also needs to replace 2019 leading tackler Kristian Welch at linebacker. Dijmon Colbert and Nick Neimann must set the pace at linebacker. Sophomore Jack Campbell is a key to success at linebacker, too.

The secondary merits watching with three starters to replace. Safety Jack Koerner and corner Matt Hankins are bell weathers.

Iowa has a boffo kicker in senior Keith Duncan.

Vs. Iowa, September 12, now October 24th

Colbert is out, Campbell will step up at LB
Ferentz has been at Iowa long enough to have established a few distinguishable patterns, one of them being that the program will peak, then regress significantly, then improve, then peak, and repeat.

10-3 looks like a cycle's peak based on Ferentz's history, so Iowa is likely to go something like 4-5, 7-6, 8-5, 10-3 the next four years unless you're viewing 20+ years of results as just some Mind of Eichorst Mike Riley-esque misrepresentation.
 

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you are still viewing Iowa like OSU, Wisconsin and PSU. They are a solid team, no doubt and should still be solid this year. But they will no doubt take a step backwards this year as they lost a lot. How much backwards is left to be seen.
After going 8-5 in 2017, Iowa loses Akrum Wadley, the best runningback its had in a decade, top receiver Matt VandeBerg, center James Daniels to the NFL, DB Josh Jackson who finished second for the Thorpe Award, and Josey Jewel - one of the best linebackers to ever play at Iowa to the NFL. In 2018, Iowa goes 9-4 and finishes in the top 25.

After 2018, Iowa loses Hockenson and Fant - two first rounders, 2 offensive linemen, DT Anthony Nelson, DE Parker Hesse, and safety Amani Hooker to the NFL. In 2019, Iowa goes 10-3 and finishes in the top 15.

Doesn’t seem like Iowa takes the steps back after losing talent like you think it does. Iowa calls itself a “developmental program.” Think there’s no one developing? What explains the improvement over the last four years?
 
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After going 8-5 in 2017, Iowa loses Akrum Wadley, the best runningback its had in a decade, top receiver Matt VandeBerg, center James Daniels to the NFL, DB Josh Jackson who finished second for the Thorpe Award, and Josey Jewel - one of the best linebackers to ever play at Iowa to the NFL. In 2018, Iowa goes 9-4 and finishes in the top 25.

After 2018, Iowa loses Hockenson and Fant - two first rounders, 2 offensive linemen, DT Anthony Nelson, DE Parker Hesse, and safety Amani Hooker to the NFL. In 2019, Iowa goes 10-3 and finishes in the top 15.

Doesn’t seem like Iowa takes the steps back after losing talent like you think it does. Iowa calls itself a “developmental program.” Think there’s no one developing? What explains the improvement over the last four years?
Talent my man, level of talent Iowa pulled off. Having players like P. Hesse, Anthony Nelson, AJ Epenesa, C Lattimore, Geno Stone, M. Ojemudia, Amani Jones, A Hooker, J Gervase, J Jackson, Welch and Colbert helped Iowa pulled off the records you guys had the last 4-5 years and that’s not even counting Nate Stanley, N Fant, TJ H., T Wirfs and A Jackson on offense.

You guys lost all these guys (minus A Jackson) the last year or 2. And no offense, you guys aren’t OSU, PSU, Michigan or Wisconsin who can just replace those guys. Golston and J Evans is no AJ Epenesa, P Hesse or A Nelson. Iowa will no doubt take a step backwards this season with a rs freshman QB that hasn’t started a single game and several new faces on defense and offense for the 2nd year in a row. You’d have to be high to assume Iowa won’t take a step backwards (FYI, I never said Iowa would take ahuge step backwards and would suck, just that they’d take a step backwards).

Put it this way, remember how Iowa did before you guys got that batch of talent record wise....6-7, 6-6, 9-4, 11-2, 8-5, 7-6, 4-8, 8-5 and 7-6.....just saying. Iowa will still be a solid team with a stingy defense but it won’t be anything like 2018 and 2019 and even then the Huskers almost beat Iowa with all that talent and being at your best that have been in, in almost a decade. Now take that talent away and we will see how 2020 goes...;)
 
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that’s their top 2 LBs and teams leading tacklers from last season out for the 2020 season. That’s Colbert LB and K Welch LB, along with Geno Stone DB, AJ Epenesa DE (the biggest hit), M Ojemudia DB, C Lattimore DT and Brady Reiff DT. That’s their top LBs, top Dline and top DBs gone. Their defense will still be solid to good still but it won’t be anything like it was in 2018 or 2019.
Iowa brought in the MACs top DT and one that rated quite well per PFF College.


Iowa's sophomore Joe Evans is a good RUSH end in passing situations.


Close ball game against Minnesota last year. Iowa won.

A new player to watch was originally projected as a TE. Iowa signed over Michigan.

He is redshirt freshman DE Logan Lee.


Iowa returns two solid linemen in DE Golston and DT Nixon.


We shall see, but this is 2020 and with Kirk Ferentz's third fourth year OC and the next schedule, could Iowa hit the 4 year trifecta again?

2002 - OC Ken O'Keefe was 8-0 in B1G
First year starting QB Brad Banks

2015 - OC Greg Davis was 8-0 in B1G
First year starting QB CJ Beathard

2020 - OC Brian Ferentz is in his 4th year now as OC
First year starting QB is projected as Spencer Petras


We shall see how 2020 plays out?

 
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Some day iowa will have to play in and win a game of significance. It’s easy to talk crap when the expectation is to get to 8 wins and go to the music city bowl.
 
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Some day iowa will have to play in and win a game of significance. It’s easy to talk crap when the expectation is to get to 8 wins and go to the music city bowl.
You are right, Iowa lost in 2015 at 12-0, 16-13 in one of the more competitive Big Ten title games. Michigan State advanced the College Football Playoff.

Certainly, not the level of the 2001 season in the Rose Bowl for Nebraska, in a 37-14 loss against Miami-FL. Miami-FL would play in back to back national titles, losing in 2002 season to Ohio State.

Iowa simply has finished in the Top 10 in five seasons since: 2002-2004, 2009 and 2015, but does not have the accolades of the Devaney or Osborne era at Nebraska.

Iowa hasn't been ranked #1, since the 1985 season, thought they played an exciting 1 vs 2 pulling out the W against #2 Michigan.

Looking forward to Nebraska at Ohio State, Iowa at Purdue and Black Friday in 2020.
 

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Iowa brought in the MACs top DT and one that rated quite well per PFF College.



Iowa's sophomore Joe Evans is a good RUSH end in passing situations.



Close ball game against Minnesota last year. Iowa won.

A new player to watch was originally projected as a TE. Iowa signed over Michigan.

He is redshirt freshman DE Logan Lee.



Iowa returns two solid linemen in DE Golston and DT Nixon.



We shall see, but this is 2020 and with Kirk Ferentz's third fourth year OC and the next schedule, could Iowa hit the 4 year trifecta again?

2002 - OC Ken O'Keefe was 8-0 in B1G
First year starting QB Brad Banks

2015 - OC Greg Davis was 8-0 in B1G
First year starting QB CJ Beathard

2020 - OC Brian Ferentz is in his 4th year now as OC
First year starting QB is projected as Spencer Petras



We shall see how 2020 plays out?

wait, your a Hawkeye fan? I could have sworn you was Husker fan. My bad for assuming.

Well good for your Hawkeyes for bringing in a single DT. That still proves my point that they hit the transfer portal to make up for the talent they lost. And even still, it’s a single DT and even if this DT does well, he’s still not going to replace or even come close to the talent of AJ Epenesa who almost single handedly beat us in 2019.

AJ in last years game had 14 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Take that away, I’m pretty sure the Huskers win a close one. And no, Golston and J Evans aren’t even close to A Nelson or AJs level of talent and 3 star Logan Jones and 4 star D Craig are few years away from doing anything and there’s no guarantees they even pan out. And if they do, we will have Benhart, T Corcoran, Teddy Prochazka, B Banks and others ready to block their a$$es. ;)

Hell, thats not even talking about T Wirfs, Nate Stanley, their top 2 leading tacklers and starting LBs in Welch and Colbert. I won’t even mention the top 2 DBs they lost. Iowa will definitely take a step backwards (might not be by much but they will definitely take a step back). It’s going to happen when you lose players like Nate Stanley, AJ Epenesa, T Wirfs and the other guys.
 
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wait, your a Hawkeye fan? I could have sworn you was Husker fan. My bad for assuming.

Well good for your Hawkeyes for bringing in a single DT. That still proves my point that they hit the transfer portal to make up for the talent they lost. And even still, it’s a single DT and even if this DT does well, he’s still not going to replace or even come close to the talent of AJ Epenesa who almost single handedly beat us in 2019.

AJ in last years game had 14 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Take that away, I’m pretty sure the Huskers win a close one. And no, Golston and J Evans aren’t even close to A Nelson or AJs level of talent and 3 star Logan Jones and 4 star D Craig are few years away from doing anything and there’s no guarantees they even pan out. And if they do, we will have Benhart, T Corcoran, Teddy Prochazka, B Banks and others ready to block their a$$es. ;)

Hell, thats not even talking about T Wirfs, Nate Stanley, their top 2 leading tacklers and starting LBs in Welch and Colbert. I won’t even mention the top 2 DBs they lost. Iowa will definitely take a step backwards (might not be by much but they will definitely take a step back). It’s going to happen when you lose players like Nate Stanley, AJ Epenesa, T Wirfs and the other guys.
Been a Huskers fan, since I knew my Nebraska native grandfather. Attended college in his home state. My wife's family are Nebraskans.

Yes, Huskers, Hawkeyes and Big Ten football. Impressed with SEC plans and scheduling in 2020.
 

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Been a Huskers fan, since I knew my Nebraska native grandfather. Attended college in his home state. My wife's family are Nebraskans.

Yes, Huskers, Hawkeyes and Big Ten football. Impressed with SEC plans and scheduling in 2020.
That's weird. Your post count on Hawkeye Report is higher than this website.

Link below. Scroll down. Guess who is a gold member of Hawkeyereport




From the blog above:

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3 star Logan Jones and 4 star D Craig are few years away from doing anything and there’s no guarantees they even pan out. And if they do, we will have Benhart, T Corcoran, Teddy Prochazka, B Banks and others ready to block their a$$es. ;)
Davidkov, Colby, Dunker, and Stephens will make up a better O-line then Prochazka, Banks, Corcoran, and Benhart. Also, Jones and Craig are studs and will destroy that O-line.
 
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You are right, Iowa lost in 2015 at 12-0, 16-13 in one of the more competitive Big Ten title games. Michigan State advanced the College Football Playoff.

Certainly, not the level of the 2001 season in the Rose Bowl for Nebraska, in a 37-14 loss against Miami-FL. Miami-FL would play in back to back national titles, losing in 2002 season to Ohio State.

Iowa simply has finished in the Top 10 in five seasons since: 2002-2004, 2009 and 2015, but does not have the accolades of the Devaney or Osborne era at Nebraska.

Iowa hasn't been ranked #1, since the 1985 season, thought they played an exciting 1 vs 2 pulling out the W against #2 Michigan.

Looking forward to Nebraska at Ohio State, Iowa at Purdue and Black Friday in 2020.
Losing in a game for the chance to be the last team in the playoffs isn't comparable to the pain or significance of actually losing in the national championship. If the Hawkeyes ever experience the latter in your lifetime you'll understand what I'm saying.
 
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Losing in a game for the chance to be the last team in the playoffs isn't comparable to the pain or significance of actually losing in the national championship. If the Hawkeyes ever experience the latter in your lifetime you'll understand what I'm saying.
The backdoor in the 2002 Rose Bowl was simply odd.

Since 2014, the MNC is no longer, like what we got during the 1997 season with Michigan and Nebraska as co-champs or 1990 season with Colorado and Georgia Tech.
 

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The backdoor in the 2002 Rose Bowl was simply odd.

Since 2014, the MNC is no longer, like what we got during the 1997 season with Michigan and Nebraska as co-champs or 1990 season with Colorado and Georgia Tech.
You can condemn any system you want to, but everyone plays in the same system.

The BCS computers selected Nebraska in '01 because it was the system used at the time. The Coach's Poll crowned Nebraska in '97 because it was the system used at the time. Nebraska owes no explanation or apology for either and that's not the point.

The point is that playing for a championship is vastly different than losing in a game that, if Iowa had won, would have allowed them to play in another game that, if Iowa had also won, would have then allowed them to play in an additional game for a championship. The two situations just aren't comparable.
 
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Yes, Huskers, Hawkeyes and Big Ten football. Impressed with SEC plans and scheduling in 2020.
Give me a break. You're either the world's most low key troll or merely a casual observer. You are not a FAN by any means.
 

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Colbert is not anywhere close to Iowa's best linebacker. His absence will hurt depth to an extent, but it's not anything of significance.

Davidkov, Colby, Dunker, and Stephens will make up a better O-line then Prochazka, Banks, Corcoran, and Benhart. Also, Jones and Craig are studs and will destroy that O-line.
Anytime, I've read comments from Hawkeye fans over the last 4 to 5 seasons, they all got a solid chuckle over Nebraska's terrible play on the line of scrimmage. Moronic Husker fans would chime in with hollow arguments about recruiting 4-stars like Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Iowa fans would counter back with the obvious and say stuff like there is no reason to take Nebraska seriously when they aren't even addressing the line of scrimmage. Well Iowa fans were totally correct in that regard.

During the laughable Mike Riley era, Nebraska signed only 9 offensive linemen, and only 3 of them will ever start a game at Nebraska. In even more hilarity, Mike Riley only signed 5 defensive linemen that he actually recruited. The Davis Twins were recruited by Bo Pelini. Only 2 of those 5 defensive linemen have been or will be full time starters.

When Mike Riley showed up at Nebraska, it virtually guaranteed Iowa would dominate the Huskers up front for the immediate future. There is a direct correlation between the 5 straight wins and that component of the outcomes.

But Hawk fans are living in a false reality if they believe that aspect of the game will continue be one sided. Nebraska has already caught up to them at the point of attack.

After the 2018 game, Frost commented about how unsettling it was to see Iowa bigger and stronger on both sides of the line of scrimmage. That was adjusted a bit by the end of 2019, and Nebraska will display more depth than Iowa this season and beyond. By 2021, Nebraska's depth along the LOS will easily surpass Iowa.

Frost has already added 22 scholarship players along the line of scrimmage in 2 recruiting cycles, and that doesn't even include their targets for 2021. That is 8 more players than Mike Riley signed during a longer tenure.

Iowa doesn't get the credit they deserve on special teams though. Their special teams play has been so vastly superior to Nebraska's the last two seasons that its almost a foregone conclusion the Hawks will pull off a win when the game is tied or close in the final minutes.

Iowa needs to hope Nebraska still remains a dumpster fire in that facet of the game, because the Huskers have quietly caught up to them up front and will speed by them on the LOS going forward.
 

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Iowa needs to hope Nebraska still remains a dumpster fire in that facet of the game, because the Huskers have quietly caught up to them up front and will speed by them on the LOS going forward.
In the 2021 class, none of your O-line commits had Iowa offers. That’s pretty telling, because Iowa consistently is one of the best programs for developing Lineman and putting them in the NFL. Frost needs to prove he can coach the O-line up because if not, it will be much of the same.
 

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In the 2021 class, none of your O-line commits had Iowa offers. That’s pretty telling, because Iowa consistently is one of the best programs for developing Lineman and putting them in the NFL. Frost needs to prove he can coach the O-line up because if not, it will be much of the same.
laugh out loud hilarious anyone would judge anything based on the amount of interest iowa had in it

thank God Benjamin Franklin didn't wait for you inbreds to weigh in on whether or not electricity was a good idea.
 

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As usual Iowa will just re-load. Be prepared, buckle that chin strap as we will be bringing the wood on Black Friday.
I think you might want to buckle up your chin strap this year, lucky last second field goals won't be enough.
 

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After going 8-5 in 2017, Iowa loses Akrum Wadley, the best runningback its had in a decade, top receiver Matt VandeBerg, center James Daniels to the NFL, DB Josh Jackson who finished second for the Thorpe Award, and Josey Jewel - one of the best linebackers to ever play at Iowa to the NFL. In 2018, Iowa goes 9-4 and finishes in the top 25.

After 2018, Iowa loses Hockenson and Fant - two first rounders, 2 offensive linemen, DT Anthony Nelson, DE Parker Hesse, and safety Amani Hooker to the NFL. In 2019, Iowa goes 10-3 and finishes in the top 15.

Doesn’t seem like Iowa takes the steps back after losing talent like you think it does. Iowa calls itself a “developmental program.” Think there’s no one developing? What explains the improvement over the last four years?
While riding very scheduling.
 

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In the 2021 class, none of your O-line commits had Iowa offers. That’s pretty telling, because Iowa consistently is one of the best programs for developing Lineman and putting them in the NFL. Frost needs to prove he can coach the O-line up because if not, it will be much of the same.
And with all those awesome O Linemen what exactly has Iowa won? Besides beating Nebraska at their worst.
 

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In the 2021 class, none of your O-line commits had Iowa offers. That’s pretty telling, because Iowa consistently is one of the best programs for developing Lineman and putting them in the NFL. Frost needs to prove he can coach the O-line up because if not, it will be much of the same.

Lol...

Henry Lutovsky hates Iowa and let Ferentz know from the beginning that he was a Clones fan and not interested. Georgia doesn't come to Iowa for just anyone.

Prochazka wasn't entertaining any other offers, including Michigan and Notre Dame, as he was gung ho on Nebraska from his Sophomore year on.

Yager is from Utah, where the Hawks really don't target.