Here are players video.
Quarterback James Vandenberg offered to sing. Nico Law, one-word answers. That kind of surprised me. This is not the high school senior we got to know through Twitter a few years ago.
Notice the eye contact and engagement. That impressed me all day yesterday.
Sophomore running back Jordan Canzeri suffered a torn ACL in spring. Asked if he plans to return this year, he said, “If I can get back, I definitely will because I want to do everything I can to contribute.”
Iowa WR Jacob Hillyer talks about getting into the game at WR. And it is a game, with six or seven WRs possibly headed into the game this season in Greg Davis’ hyper-speed passing game.
“What do you think when you hear the name Bob Sanders?” strong safety Nico Law was asked yesterday. “Bob Sanders is Bob Sanders. I’m me. He’s a great player and I like that people compare me to him, but I want to build my own legacy.”
Iowa RB Damon Bullock got one scholarship offer. He talks about what a big deal it was to hear from the Hawkeyes.
Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz talks about Iowa’s Ladies Football Academy. He said the team has a sense of charity. He also is asked about his U.S. All-American Bowl card that is now going for $40 on eBay. He also talks about Kirk Ferentz chiding him with “C.J., you’re not in the NFL yet.”
Iowa DT Darian Cooper made it through last August’s open scrimmage in shorts. He’ll need more gear this year. The D-line is under pressure. “The best defensive linemen are going to play and we’ll be ready.”
For those of you who are interested in correct pronunciation (John Campbell), it’s Jake Roo-dock, not Rud-uck, as I pronounced it yesterday. He didn’t correct me, an assistant coach did (Greg Davis, I think).
Notice he calls Brian Ferentz “coach Brian.” There has to be some sort of clarity when you have a Brian Ferentz coaching you and a Kirk Ferentz who also comes over for a visit to the OL from time to time.
It has to be a positive that Iowa’s Nos. 1 and 2 quarterbacks are interested in becoming doctors, right? There has to be some sort of carryover from the discipline it takes to study high-level sciences that I can’t even pronounce to the football field. Starter James Vandenberg thinks he’ll be a better doctor than freshman backup Jake Rudock. That would be a tougher measure than what we see on the football field.
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