It was Labor Day weekend and media requests for player interviews sort of trickled into Iowa sports info. The players who showed up early were mobbed. It was one of OL Jordan Walsh's first times meeting the media. Nice kid, hope he comes back. It's not always this crazy and desperate, Jordan.
Sophomore cornerback Jordan Lomax breaks down some of the big plays Iowa's defense allowed Saturday. The general thought is that things are fixable.
Last week was sophomore guard Jordan Walsh's first major action in a game. He had some nerves, but said he settled in.
Senior linebacker James Morris talked about the big plays Iowa's defense gave up against NIU. He didn't talk about the fake punt. That is likely a sore subject for the defense, which was out there to defend it.
Senior cornerback B.J. Lowery tried to cover the 33-yard TD pass that allowed NIU to tie Saturday's game, 27-27, but he was cramping and couldn't move. He couldn't re-enter the game because he "didn't want to hurt the team anymore" than he had. NIU noticed he had problems and went to work on him.
Iowa's D-linemen are asked to do a lot. I mean, a lot a lot. I asked DT Carl Davis how you rush the passer while keeping your rush lane against a QB who is a run-pass threat. There is a method to the madness. (They really are asked to do a ton. It's a tough job.)
Running back Damon Bullock talks about how he felt Iowa's RBs left a little on the table against NIU. Also, Iowa is serious about the zone read, even if the QB never carries the ball.Iowa QB Jake Rudock said it was good to take a hit. Remember, he hadn't played in a game since 2010. Also, he talks zone read. He wants to carry the ball. He said he followed the reads that were there. Also, the last pick was discussed.