OK, some vids.
I have more than the nine this . . . limited? . . . internet site will allow.
So, I'm going to post interviews of players you have yet to really meet (and then the most interesting).
Tevaun Smith is Canadian, but he said he's not an "aboot" Canadian. He's from Toronto, a beautiful international city. He misses Tim Horton's.
I didn't ask Drew Ott about the beard nor did I ask about the mullet (incredible restraint on my part). We talked football, zone read specifically. The hard part for a lot of these guys is having the patience to let the play come to them.
The "quick hook" question to new Iowa QB Jake Rudock is the best of this lot. I asked if he's "rattleable." Sometimes I make up words. Sorry, wordies. Language is a playground, not a prison.
Junior strong safety John Lowdermilk sounded as though he's very conscious of what he has to do to help stop NIU's zone read and QB Jordan Lynch. It sounds as though he's heard what he needs to do quite a few times from DC/secondary coach Phil Parker.
Linebacker James Morris was born with the 1,000-yard stare.áHe discusses the ins and outs of facing a zone-read offense.
When DT Carl Davis arrived at Iowa he weighed 340 pounds. So, this was going to take some time. He appears ready to contribute. He's an engagin personality.
Damon Bullock still considers himself an RB. First answer about Rudock is curious. He's so conversational.
C.J. Beathard is the No. 2. He knows that. Is the No. 2 going to be like the No. 2 last year (seen like Big Foot is seen) or is this going to be like 1999-00, when Iowa rifled through three QBs?DE Dominic Alvis has played against the zone read before. He'll often be the unblocked DE. That's when the alarms go off. I asked about some of the tougher ZR QBs he's faced and he mentioned C.J. Beathard. That piqued my interest. Remember, Beathard picked Iowa because of the pro-style offense. Probably nothing, but thought it was interesting.