SE – 15 *** Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 6-1 200 Sr. Campbell, OH (Cardinal Mooney); 22 *** Colin Sandeman ^ 6-1 200 Sr. Bettendorf, IA (HS)
LT – 77 * Riley Reiff 6-6 300 So. Parkson, SD (HS); 69 Kyle Haganman 6-5 285 Sr. Osage, IA (HS)
LG – 63 *** Julian Vandervelde 6-3 300 Sr. Davenport, IA (Central); 59 Conor Boffeli 6-5 285 #Fr. West Des Moines, IA (Valley)
C – 53 James Ferentz 6-2 275 So. Iowa City, IA (City); 67 ** Josh Koeppel 6-2 273 Sr. Iowa City, IA (City)
RG – 73 Adam Gettis 6-4 280 Jr. Frankfort, IL (Lincoln Way East); 76 Nolan MacMillan 6-6 288 #Fr. Toronto, Ontario (Hun, NJ)
RT– 56 * Markus Zusevics 6-5 295 Jr. Arlington Heights, IL (Prospect); 70 Brett Van Sloten 6-7 290 #Fr. Decorah, IA (HS)
TE – 82 *** Allen Reisner ^ 6-3 248 Sr. Marion, IA (HS); 39 ** Brad Herman ^ 6-5 247 Jr. Metamora, IL (HS)
QB – 12 ** Ricky Stanzi 6-4 230 Sr. Mentor, OH (Lake Catholic); 16 * James Vandenberg 6-3 212 So. Keokuk, IA (HS)
WR – 7 * Marvin McNutt, Jr. 6-4 215 Jr. St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood Central); 6 * Keenan Davis ^ 6-3 215 So. Cedar Rapids, IA (Washington)
RB – 32 * Adam Robinson 5-9 205 So. Des Moines, IA (Lincoln); 34 Marcus Coker ^ 6-0 230 Fr. Beltsville, MD (Dematha Catholic)
FB – 36 *** Brett Morse 6-3 238 Sr. Willowbrook, IL (Hinsdale Central); 38 Brad Rogers 5-10 215 #Fr. Toledo, OH (Central Catholic)
PK – 96 Mike Meyer ^ 6-2 175 Fr. Dubuque, IA (Wahlert); 8 * Trent Mossbrucker 6-0 204 So. Mooresville, IN (HS)
DE – 94 *** Adrian Clayborn 6-4 285 Sr. St. Louis, MO (Webster Groves); 58 ** Lebron Daniel 6-2 250 Jr. Cleveland, OH (Glenville)
DT – 95 ** Karl Klug 6-4 270 Sr. Caledonia, MN (HS); 54 Steve Bigach 6-3 272 So. Cleveland, OH (St. Ignatius)
DT – 46 *** Christian Ballard ^ 6-5 297 Sr. Lawrence, KS (Free State) OR 93 * Mike Daniels 6-1 275 Jr. Blackwood, NJ (Highland Regional); 87 Thomas Nardo 6-3 277 Jr. Lancaster, PA (Catholic)
DE – 46 *** Christian Ballard ^ 6-5 297 Sr. Lawrence, KS (Free State) OR 91 ** Broderick Binns 6-2 261 Jr. St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
OLB – 45 ** Tyler Nielsen 6-4 235 Jr. Humboldt, IA (HS); 97 * Ross Petersen 6-3 236 Sr. Durant, IA (HS)
MLB – 44 James Morris ^ 6-2 215 Fr. Solon, IA (HS); 37 Shane DiBona 6-2 230 #Fr. Duxbury, MA (HS)
WLB – 48 *** Troy Johnson 6-2 235 Sr. Lakeland, FL (HS); 20 Christian Kirksey ^ 6-2 195 Fr. St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood East)
LC – 28 ** Shaun Prater ^ 5-11 180 Jr. Omaha, NE (Central); 2 * Greg Castillo 5-11 180 So. Mount Laurel, NJ (St. Joseph’s Prep, PA)
SS – 9 ** Tyler Sash 6-1 210 Jr. Oskaloosa, IA (HS); 13 Tom Donatell 6-2 205 Jr. Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Ridge)
FS – 30 *** Brett Greenwood 6-0 200 Sr. Bettendorf, IA (Pleasant Valley); 49 Tanner Miller ^ 6-2 195 Fr. Kalona, IA (Mid-Prairie)
RC – 18 * Micah Hyde ^ 6-1 185 So. Fostoria, OH (HS); 19 B.J. Lowery ^ 5-11 180 Fr. Cincinnati, OH (Hughes)
PT – 5 *** Ryan Donahue 6-3 190 Sr. Evergreen Park, IL (St. Rita); 6 Eric Guthrie 6-6 245 Jr. Nevada, IA (HS)
Punt Returns: 22 Colin Sandeman, 7 Marvin McNutt, Jr.
Kickoff Returns: 15 D. Johnson-Koulianos, 6 Keenan Davis; 26 Paul Chaney Jr., 32 Adam Robinson
Deep Snaps: 65 Andrew Schulze, 61 Casey Kreiter
Holder: 5 Ryan Donahue
* – - Letters won
^ – - Redshirt year still available
# – - Indicates redshirt freshman
OK, as you probably expected, linebackers are a little jumbled.
In – True freshman James Morris is listed as the starter at MLB. WLB is senior Troy Johnson. OLB still is Tyler Nielsen, who was off the field and dressed in T-shirt and shorts for much of the fourth quarter Saturday. Kirk Ferentz said afterward that he was fine. Also in, true freshman Christian Kirksey at WLB and senior Ross Petersen at OLB. Redshirt freshman Shane DiBona is listed as No. 2 MLB.
Out — Senior MLB Jeff Tarpinian isn’t listed, but he played in passing situations against MSU. You could see that again and maybe an elevation in his duties. WLB Jeremiha Hunter (knee) didn’t play against MSU and isn’t listed this week. For some reason, senior utility LB Lance Tillison isn’t listed. He was the No. 4 LB in 3-4 situations on Saturday.
Guard Adam Gettis is still listed No. 1 after limping off the field Saturday. When he left Saturday, he was replaced by fifth-year senior Josh Koeppel. When senior guard Julian Vandervelde took a shot below the belt, he was replaced by redshirt frosh Conor Boffeli. So, redshirt freshman Nolan MacMillan, who started the first six games at right guard, is obviously hurt.
Cornerbacks and special teamers Willie Lowe (ankle) and Jordan Bernstine (knee) are no longer on the depth chart. I’m not sure Lowe ever was, but the backup corners are Greg Castillo and B.J. Lowery. Castillo has played quite a bit lately in dime situations.
Here’s Ferentz saying pretty much all good on the injury front:
Indiana note — QB Ben Chappell walked into the IU interview room in a walking boot.
Here’s the tweet from Bloomington Herald IU beat writer Dustin Dopirak:
“Ben Chappell’s in here.He’s wearing a walking boot.”
Also, “He won’t what exactly the injury is . Asked if it’s an ankle or a foot. ” A little bit of both.” He said.”
And then, the million dollar question in Bloomington, relating to the long-term employment of coach Bill Lynch: “Chappell and Evans both asked about playing for Coach Lynch’s job. Said that’s something they can’t control.”
I’d have that, but the sound wasn’t working on the IU press conference feed this morning.
Time & TV – 11:01 (CDT), Big Ten Network, Memorial Stadium (52,692), Bloomington, IN.
On TV, I found this tweet from Big Ten associate commissioner Mark Rudner very interesting (something I didn’t know): “Each BTC team must play in at least 2 games on #BigTenNetwork, & 1 game must be a Conf game; MI & PS have not yet played Conf game on BTN.”
BTN crew working the game is Tom Werme and Derek Rackley with sideline announcer Stacey Paetz.
Tickets – A crowd of 40,000 is expected. Tickets are available at the Indiana ticket office. (I can’t recommend a game in Bloomington enough. Beautiful city, nice intimate setting. The only caveat is the drive.)
Iowa vs. ranked opponents: With the 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State last weekend, Iowa has recorded a victory over a top-five ranked team in each of the last three seasons. Iowa defeated fourth-ranked Penn State (21-10) on the road in 2009 and defeated the third-ranked Nittany Lions (24-23) in Kinnick Stadium in 2008.
IOWA VS. RANKED TEAMS
These are Iowa’s most recent wins vs. nationally ranked opponents:
Home: 37-6 over fifth-ranked Michigan State, 10/30/10
24-3 over 20th-ranked Penn State, 10/02/10
24-23 over third-ranked Penn State, 11/8/08
Road: 38-28 over 24th-ranked Michigan, 10/16/10
21-10 over fourth-ranked Penn State, 9/26/09
Neutral: 24-14 over ninth-ranked Georgia Tech, Orange Bowl, 1/5/10
30-25 over 11th-ranked LSU, Capital One Bowl, 1/1/05
The Century mark: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and Indiana coach Bill Lynch have each earned 99 career coaching victories on the collegiate level. Ferentz is in his 14th season as a head coach with a career mark of 99-78 (.559). Ferentz is in his 12th season at Iowa and was the head coach at Maine for three seasons. Lynch is in his 18th season as a college head coach and holds a career mark of 99-94-3 (.513). He has been the head coach at Butler, Ball State, DePauw and Indiana.