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2008 Iowa Hawkeye Team Overview



Positive outlook

After a season marred by scandals and a poor record Iowa looks to turn it around in 2008. 18 football players have been named to the 2007 fall academic all-Big Ten team, which is a good sign going into 2008. Hopefully the bad apples have left the tree. Douglas has transferred and hopefully both him and the University of Iowa can move forward. One way or another *knock on wood* we won't have the same off the field problems this year.

The sophomores are experienced

Iowa had 31 first-year student-athletes see game action either on offense, defense or special teams in 2007. In addition to the 11 true freshmen, 20 redshirt freshmen saw the field. The Hawkeyes ranked third in the country in playing the most true and redshirt freshmen; North Carolina played 38 and Florida 33. Iowa tied for eighth nationally in playing 11 true freshmen.

Iowa had 11 true freshmen play in 2007: DT Cody Hundertmark, DB Cedric Everson, DE Christian Ballard, LB Jacody Coleman, DB Diauntae Morrow, LB Dezman Moses, WR Colin Sandeman, DB Jordan Bernstine, RB Jevon Pugh, TE Allen Reisner and OL Bryan Bulaga.

The 11 true freshmen are the most that have seen action under Kirk Ferentz in a single season. Iowa had seven true freshmen play in 2003 and 2000.


Ended on a Good Note

Iowa won four of its last six and just missed being selected for a bowl game. The Hawkeyes could return as many as 18 out of 24 starters (includes two kicking starters) for the 2008 campaign. Iowa was bowl eligible for the seventh straight season and finished in the Big Ten's upper division for the sixth time in seven years. Nine starters return on offense,


Returning Starters

The Hawkeyes could return as many as 18 out of 24 starters (including the K/P).

Offense

Iowa loves to start the game on offense. Iowa has started on offense in 92 of its last 104 games. Iowa has started the game on offense in 94 of 110 games under Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes scored 13 touchdowns and a field goal on their last 15 red zone possessions over the last four games in 2007.

On offense they could return 9. Iowa threw only seven interceptions in 2007 (six by Jake Christensen and one by Ricky Stanzi). The seven picks are the second-fewest thrown by an Iowa team. Iowa's 2002 team established the school record for fewest interceptions (5). The Hawkeyes did not record a turnover in five games in 2007 (Northern Illinois, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State).

Iowa broke the school record for fewest turnovers in a season (13). The previous school record was 15 (nine interceptions and six fumbles), established in 1963 (eight games). Iowa ranked first in the Big Ten and 20th in the country in turnover margin (+8).

For 2007, Christensen completed 198-370 passes for 2,269 yards. The sophomore threw 17 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Christensen threw three touchdowns or more in three games in 2007 (Syracuse, Indiana and Western Michigan). He was 4-2 as a starter in home games and 13 of his 17 touchdown passes came in Kinnick Stadium. His passing yardage total (2,269) ranks 12th-best in a single-season at Iowa. In fact, it is believed that he became the first quarterback in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history to start his first two games against the same team.


The real question is: Can he be more accurate. The guy looked GREAT when he rolled outside the pocket, but when stood there he got sacked more than Drew Bledsoe!

TE Tony Moeaki sat out most of the 2007 season due to medical reasons. He will receive a redshirt! He was spotted as high as the top 10 TE during last season according to power rankings relating to this years draft.

Moeaki had been having a breakout season, prior to his injuries. In Iowa's 35-0 win over Syracuse, the receiver had eight receptions for 112 yards and three touchdowns, which earned him rivals.com Big Ten Player of the Week and John Mackey Tight End of the Week accolades. All were career highs. He hauled in 14 passes for 170 yards in 2007. He was on the John Mackey Watch List, an award which goes to the top tight end in college football.

Honored on the 2007 Sporting News Freshman all-Big Ten team were WR James Cleveland, OL Bryan Bulaga, DB Brett Greenwood, PK Daniel Murray and P Ryan Donahue. Iowa had the most players recognized on the team.


Defense

As a unit, Iowa did not allow a touchdown until late in the second quarter at Wisconsin in game four - a streak of 13 quarters. The Hawkeyes didn't allow a touchdown in four games (Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Iowa State and Illinois) in 2007.

The Hawkeye defense which ranked first in the conference in turnover margin and Red Zone defense and finished third in fewest points allowed (18.8 per game). They will return Six, and possibly seven starters return on defense. Senior Devan Moylan is petitioning for an extra year after sitting out most of the 2007 season with an injury.

First team all-Big Ten defensive tackle Mitch King is Iowa's leading returnee on defense. Over 50 lettermen (only 37 last year) will be on Iowa's spring roster.

Iowa ranked 13th in the nation in scoring defense (18.8), 20th in turnover margin (+8), 29th in rushing defense (122.0), 32nd in pass efficiency defense (115.7), 37th in punt returns (10.6).

FS Brett Greenwood intercepted an Illinois pass at the goal line to seal Iowa's 10-6 victory over the then-18th-ranked Illini on Oct. 13. The play was nominated for the NCAAs weekly Pontiac Game Changing Performance Award.

DL Anton Narinskiy will return. He was a first team academic all-district honoree.

Special Teams

Doesn't it suck when you have to brag about your punter? Not when you have this guy!

Punter Ryan Donahue punted 46 times for a 38.6 average through Iowa's first seven games. Since the Hawkeyes' contest at Purdue, the redshirt freshman raised his punting average to 41.1 on 86 kicks. The last five games he punted 40 times for a 44.0 average and downed eight inside the 20. Donahue had long kicks of 82 (Michigan State), 76 (Northwestern), 68 (Purdue) and 54 (Minnesota and Western Michigan) the last five contests.

Donahue broke two school punting records in 2007. The native of Evergreen Park, IL, established school records for punts in a single-season (86) and punt yardage (3,533). The previous records were held by Dave Holsclaw in 1978, 85 punts for 3,107 yards. I don't know about you, but I dont think we want to re-set that record for most punts in a single season again anytime soon.

The redshirt freshman was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week Oct. 29, after averaging 51.6 yards on eight punts vs. Michigan State. Four of his eight punts eclipsed 50 yards, including an 82-yarder that is the second longest in school history. Donahue also earned freshman honorable mention all-American accolades by The Sporting News.


Key Departures

Mike Humpal, Kenny Iwebima, Bryan Mattison and Charles Godfrey were all selected for the various post season bowls and will not be returning to the squad next year.

Offense
The losses are big as running back Albert Young and Damien Sims will have used up their eligibility. These 2 both finished in the top 20 all time in rush yards for the University of Iowa. Fullback Tom Busch will also be gone.

Defense
Gone will be linebackers Mike Klinkenborg and Mike Humpal, ends Bryan Mattisons and Kenny Iwebema and backs Adam Shada and Charles Godfrey.

Coaching

Jackson has retired. He was the RB coach at Iowa for 22 years under both Hayden Fry and later under Ferentz.


Schedule for 2008 Season.


Aug. 30 Maine (Kirk used to coach there.)
Sept. 6 Florida International
Sept. 15 Iowa State
Sept 20 at Pittsburgh
Sept. 27 Northwestern
Oct. 4 at Michigan State
Oct. 11 at Indiana
Oct. 18 Wisconsin
Oct. 25 BYE
Nov. 1 at Illinois
Nov. 8 Penn State
Nov. 15 Purdue
Nov. 22 at Minnesota

Iowa has won 32 of its last 39 games (.821) in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the 2002 season.

Again this year with no Ohio State and no Michigan on their schedule, Iowa has a chance to do extremely well this season. However, I thought the same thing last year when we went 6-6.Homecoming has been scheduled for Indiana and as usual our big rivalry game, against Iowa State, is the 3rd game of the season. They have a shot at redemption after last years field goal festival in Jack Trice.

Iowa opened its 2007 conference schedule on the road (at Wisconsin) for the eighth time in nine years under Coach Ferentz. Iowa's lone conference home opener, under Coach Ferentz, came in 2001 when it defeated Penn State. The Hawkeyes open the 2008 Big Ten schedule at home for the first time since 2001, vs. Northwestern.



Verbal Commitments

Iowa has the 39th ranked recruiting class according to Scout.com. Heres your recruits.

Recruit (# Stars) - Position - From - Ht/Wt

James Ferentz (3) - C - Iowa City High, IA - (6-2/250)
James is the son of current Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.
John Wienke (3) - QB - Tuscola HS, IL - (6-5/210)
Led his team to the state title and turned down offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami (OH), Michigan and Purdue!
David Blackwell (3) - WLB - Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL - (6-1.5/208)
A multiple threat from his quarterback position in high school, Blackwell has the size and power to be a linebacker or running back on the college level.
Jonathan Gimm(3) - TE - Westfield HS, Houston, TX - (6-2/232)
As a junior Gimm was used primarily as a blocking tight end.
Brad Herman (3) - MLB - Metamora HS, IL - (6-4/220)
DeMarco Paine( 3) - CB - Hazelwood East HS, St. Louis, MO (5-10/166)
James Vandenberg (3) - QB- (Keokuk HS) Keokuk, IA (6-2/180)
High School Heisman Winner for the State of Iowa. Vandenburg finished his high school career by leading his team to a 3-A title and by setting a handful of passing records along the way. Among the records Vandenberg set are: most yards passing in a season (3,729), most TD passes in a season (49), most yards in a career (7,677) and most TD passes in a career (93). The senior also heads the list of 2,000-yard-plus passers in back-to-back seasons, racking up 2,654 yards in 2006. He Turned down an offer from Nebraska to play at Iowa.
Riley Reiff (3) - DE - Parkston HS, SD (6-6/230)
Standout wrestler who finished 34-0 and won his second Class B title at 215 pounds as a sophomore. Does this remind anyone else of Matt Roth?
Jack Swanson (3) - CB Naples HS, FL (5-10/175)
Jeff Brinson (3) - RB - Northeast HS, Saint Petersburg, FL 6-0/205
Talented running back who ran for over 1,000 yards in eight games as a sophomore and then finished his junior season with 1,197 yards and 23 touchdowns. He's also one of the fastest backs around. He turned down offers from Michigan State, Florida and Kansas.
Khalif Staten (3) - WR - Abraham Lincoln HS, Brooklyn, NY (6-2/218)
Staten set a New York state record as a junior with 18 receptions in one game.
Nathan Guillory (3) - RB - Coffeyville, KS (5-9/180)
A JuCo Transfer who will be a Sophomore when he starts practice at Iowa.
Trent Mossbrucker (2) - K -Mooresville HS, IN (5-10.5/192)
He earned 1st place at Purdue's Elite Quarterback Camp for speed passing accuracy. He is looking to be a kicker at the college level. His longest field goal kicked is 49 yards as a junior, Trent is 19 of 27 (field goals), 56 of 62 (extra points), and has kicked off 105 times with an average of just over 55 yards with 44 touchbacks. He's also punted 55 times for an average of 32.8 yards. As a quarterback he's passed for over 2,600 yards and 22 passing, 16 rushing touchdowns. I'm thinking he could be a fake FG threat?
Joe Gaglione (2)- MLB - Lake Catholic HS, Mentor, OH (6-3.5/213)
David Cato (2) - S -Mansfield Summit HS; Arlington, TX (5-10/190)
J.D. Griggs (2) - DE -Piscataway Township HS, NJ (6-4/220)
Jason Semmes (2) - DE - St. Mary Preparatory School; Orchard Lake, MI (6-3/220)
Marcus Malbrough (2) - DE - West Brook Sr HS; Beaumont, TX (6-5/230)
Jewel Hampton (2) - RB - Warren Central HS; Indianapolis, IN (5-11/200)
Shaun Prater (3) - CB - Central HS; Omaha, NE 5-10/165
Shane Prater (2) - S - Central HS; Omaha, NE 5-11/165
These 2 brothers both turned down offers to Nebraska to come to Iowa.
Shane Prater was the main force at the receivers’ position for 2007, scoring 10 touchdowns off the passing game, totaling 632 yards on 32 catches. Shane also had 46 tackles on defense, 30 of them solo, along with one interception on the year.
Shaun was perhaps Central’s most lethal two-way player, scoring on two of his 10 catches on the season, totaling 207 yards. But on defense is where he really made his presence known, pulling down five interceptions while totaling 83 tackles on the season, 66 of those solo, and he had two fumble recoveries as well.
William Lowe (2) - RB - Glenville HS;Cleveland, OH 5-9.5/165
Casey McMillan (1) - DT - Billings Central Catholic HS; Billings, MT 6-4/275
Jake Reisen (1) - MLB - Regina HS; Iowa City, IA 6-2/205
Steve Bigach (2) - DE - St. Ignatius High School; Cleveland Ohio 6-3/220
Greg Castillo - (1) - WR - St. Joseph's Prep School; Philadelphia, PA 5-11/160
Greg's father Juan Castillo is the offensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Injury Report

Ferentz said that offensive lineman Dace Richardson had knee surgery in the fall and emphasized that it was not a "standard" ACL repair. He said it is difficult to predict how long the recovery will take or when he will be back to full speed. Tight end Tony Moeaki's hand/wrist will be 100 percent in June and fullback Jordan McLaughlin had surgery for a sports hernia last week. Wide receiver Andy Brodell "should be fine."

Transfers

Dominique Douglas, Cedric Everson and Abe Satterfield have decided to transfer from the University of Iowa and will continue their collegiate football careers elsewhere. None of the three will be on Iowa's roster when classes resume in January.

Arrest Report

I didn't want to have to add this but, what the hell. I will now. I don't believe any of this is the coach's fault. The fault lies on the players. But come on, why does it always have to be our stars!

James Cleveland - Cleveland was arrested for tax stamp violation, a Class D felony, and two counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs, both serious misdemeanors.
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Arvell Nelson - Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor carrying a maximum of one year in prison.

Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz dismissed the reserve quarterback from the team following his arrest on a charge of marijuana possession.

Both players live in Hillcrest Hall on the University of Iowa campus. (I lived in Hillcrest too 6 years ago)

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GREAT Writeup!


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Iowa opens spring practice Wednesday. Coach Kirk Ferentz will talk to the media about what's in store for the Hawkeyes in 2008.

Iowa finished last season at 6-and-6 and for the first time since 2000, the Hawkeyes missed out on a bowl game.

Iowa has signed 24 players to national letters of intent, 12 on offense and 12 on defense.

The Hawkeyes' spring practice wraps up on April 19 with an open practice at Kinnick Stadium.


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10 Questions With Kirk!

1. With so many players having been arrested, does that point to a disconnect on the team, perhaps caused by some players not having enough respect for the coaches?

It makes you wonder because every time a player gets arrested or cited for breaking some law, it reflects poorly on the Iowa coaches. It's sort of like betraying your parents' trust, because just like coaches, parents can't be with their kids 24 hours a day.

You also worry about team morale because nobody likes an environment where being punished or lectured to is a common occurrence.

2. How big of a concern is the situation at running back?

Real big unless junior college transfer Nate Guillory is a star waiting to happen and if Shonn Greene comes back this fall in excellent physical and mental shape and if Jevon Pugh simply comes back.

Greene currently is attending junior college and will rejoin the team this fall, assuming his academics are in order. He didn't play football in junior college last fall, so it will be nearly two years since Greene last played in a game when he enters the 2008 season.

As for Pugh, who played sparingly as a true freshman last season, there is speculation he won't be on the team this fall. In fact, some reports already have him returning to his home state of Florida.

That means either an incoming freshman or a walk-on might have to play a significant role at running back next season. Nothing against incoming freshmen or walk-ons, but you'd like to have more firepower and experience at such an important position.

3. Will somebody actually challenge Jake Christensen for playing time at quarterback this spring or by next fall?

If the answer proves to be no, you hope it's because Christensen has made marked improvement since last season rather than it was his position once again by default.

Redshirt freshman Marvin McNutt is an intriguing prospect at quarterback, but he is at a disadvantage because Christensen is two years older than him and has more experience.

In other words, it's probably Christensen's job to lose more than McNutt's job to win.

4. Will junior tight end Tony Moeaki be able to pick up where he left off last season?

There is no reason he can't if his injuries heal properly. The good news is that Moeaki hurt his arm and hand last season rather than a knee. He also had emerged as Iowa's go-to receiver when he was injured against Wisconsin in the fourth game of the season.

5. Is there enough quality depth among the receivers to make up for the losses of Dominique Douglas and Anthony Bowman?

The key word with that question is quality. There still are plenty of receivers on the team, even without Douglas and Bowman, but none are what you'd call a stud receiver, at least not yet.

Senior Andy Brodell is dependable and explosive when healthy and sophomore Derrell Johnson-Koulianos could be a star-in-the-making, but they both have their faults, too.

6. Is it reasonable to think that the two cornerback positions will be equal to last season despite having new starters?

That might be asking too much because there are few things more difficult than playing cornerback. Charles Godfrey and Adam Shada were both seasoned veterans last season, and they still struggled at times.

It also doesn't help that sophomore Jordan Bernstine, who is considered one of the favorites to start at cornerback next season, is out this spring because of injuries.

7. Linebacker has been a strength for Iowa during most of Ferentz's time as head coach. Will that again be the case this coming season despite the losses of Mike Klinkenborg and Mike Humpal?

It very well could be if junior A.J. Edds and sophomore Jacody Coleman continue to develop and if a third starter emerges this spring. Edds started every game last season as a sophomore and is one of the most talented players on the team. He also has a presence about him that makes him a good leader.

Coleman showed last season as a true freshman that he wasn't intimidated by his surroundings.

People assumed there would be a huge decline after Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge used up their eligibility at linebacker in 2005. But that really wasn't the case. Humpal and Klinkenborg weren't in the same class as Greenway or Hodge, but they were stars in their own right.

8. Is there reason to be concerned about the kicker position?

Yes, unless there is a way to get Nate Kaeding back on the team without the NCAA finding out. Daniel Murray and Austin Signor both had their moments last season but not enough to say that either is reliable.

9. Is the offensive line closer to being a strength than a weakness at this stage?

It's neither at this point. But with so many experienced offensive linemen returning, it's hard to imagine it being a weakness.

10. How would you evaluate Iowa's 2008 schedule?

It always helps getting to avoid both Michigan and Ohio State, but remember we said the same thing about last season and look what happened. Perhaps the best thing is that Iowa doesn't play Western Michigan this season, and it faces Iowa State at home.

It'll be hard for this Iowa team to win at Pittsburgh in the fourth game, which makes defeating Iowa State the week before more important than usual.


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Spring Game yesterday seemed to go well. The 2008 Iowa Hawkeyes hope to be back on the level of the 2005 Iowa Hawkeye football team.


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King and Kroul are two leaders the entire team can rally around. King is going to be an amazing pro at the end of next year. Kroul will likely get drafted as well.


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Shortly after finals ended in mid-May, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and 16 of his players traveled to southwest Louisiana to help in the ongoing recovery of Hurricane Rita, which struck in September 2005. They spent two days cleaning up around a school that was ravaged in the storm.

Sophomore defensive back Lance Tillison was among the players who made the two-day trip. One only can imagine the range of emotions that Tillison must have felt upon returning to his home state. He grew up in Louisiana but then moved to Florida for his senior year of high school after his home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, which hit much of the same area a month before Rita did in 2005.

A similar trip to storm-ravaged Parkersburg is planned for this week, but again nobody associated with the Iowa football program is seeking publicity.

Doing this kind of volunteer work not only helps people in distress, but it also helps build better chemistry among the Iowa players. And let's face it, that has been an issue during this recent skid.

Senior defensive tackle Matt Kroul told the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald that the trip to Louisiana was a "chance to give back and a chance to kind of help the team at the same time."

Kroul said the players bonded with each other and with Ferentz under unusual circumstances. They busted their butts during the day and opened their souls at night.

Kroul also mentioned how he got better acquainted with sophomore defensive end Adrian Clayborn during the trip. He and Clayborn will spend more time together this coming season, with Clayborn expected to start at one of the defensive end positions vacated by departed seniors Kenny Iwebema and Bryan Mattison.

"I've been starting with Iwebema for three years, and now Clayborn has kind of stepped in there," Kroul told the Telegraph-Herald. "You're able to have conversations with those younger guys that you wouldn't get to have.

Now this isn't to suggest that the Iowa football team has repaired its image by any means. One or two feel-good trips can't erase nearly a year-and-a-half of players being arrested for crimes ranging from sexual assault to drug possession.

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A few steps in the right direction!


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Go ahead, take your shots at Michigan. But when Lloyd Carr left, some fairly talented coaches were scattered to the four winds. Hawkeyes everywhere should be thanking their chosen deity that one of those gems landed in Iowa City.

Do the names Braylon Edwards, Mario Manningham, Adrian Arrington, Amani Toomer, Steve Breaston and David Terrell ring a bell? Those are receivers Campbell coached during his 13 seasons at Michigan. There were more -- so many that Michigan (and Campbell) produced a 1,000 receiver eight consecutive seasons from 1998-2005. During that time, Edwards became the first Big 10 player to post three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Yes, Michigan attracted some freakishly good receivers during Campbell's time at Michigan. But they also got better after getting there. God knows Iowa could use Campbell's talents. The program has fallen into the second division of the Big Ten and coach Kirk Ferentz is under fire. The Hawkeyes haven't had so much as a 500-yard receiver since 2006.

"We don't believe in balls on the ground," Campbell said. "We don't want balls dropped. We want every ball caught and you have to make every play."


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more good news for iowa... the best WR coach in the land? Tahts the first time i have EVER EVER EVER heard that about iowa

florida, osu, missouri, hawaii, arkansas round out the
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We just landed a WR; Rank(for his postion): #20 He is 6-3 Wt: 195 and runs 40: 4.5 seconds.

Keenan Davis look for him in 09. This year might be rough though.


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Ferentz began the press conference the way one would expect, addressing injuries he had already mentioned in Chicago about players such as offensive lineman Dace Richardson and backup quarterback Ricky Stanzi.

He then began to break down each position in all three components - offense, defense, and special teams.

The first major topic he addressed is the quarterback battle between junior incumbent starter Jake Christensen and the aforementioned Stanzi. Ferentz made it clear that Christensen is the current "front-runner," but that even when Stanzi returns during fall camp from a shoulder problem he suffered in the summer, there would still be an ongoing battle.

"We got an open mind," Ferentz said. "We'll let it happen if it happens, but we're not going to force anything. We're going to let guys compete like we always do on the field.

"The only way to have good team morale is that the guys that perform the best are the ones who get the chance to play, then you go from there."

Later on, Ferentz addressed the running back situation, where a battle to start is taking place with sophomore Paki O'Meara, junior Nate Guillory, and junior Shonn Greene, who returns to the Hawkeyes this season after dealing with academic-related issues during 2007.

When the offensive line was brought up, Ferentz expressed how he has optimism for his group of linemen because of the experience returning, yet also mentioning how improvements needed to be made not only from last season, which he likened to "a piano drill," but from back in the spring as well.

"They take great pride in their performance, and I think we'll see a much more cohesive, better-executing group out there," Ferentz said. "We're not there yet. We certainly didn't see it out there the last spring scrimmage, but by the end of camp, I think we'll be ready to go."



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Paki O’Meara has been named the starting running back for the Hawkeyes.

O’Meara has never had a carry in college, so how well he can play is a mystery, and if his performance is not up to snuff, he could easily lose the starting job.

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2 - 0 going into the iowa super bowl.... go hawks!


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