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No. 3 — C Austin Blythe

No. 3 ... Austin Blythe made the Rimington Trophy watch list this summer. It’s the highest honor a college football center can receive, the trophy and not the list. It’s named after Dave Rim [...]

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No. 4 — CB Desmond King

No. 4 ... If you think about it, Desmond King kind of saved Iowa’s secondary. Actually, there’s no “kind of” to it.

Coming in from last season as a true freshman from Det [...]

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No. 5 — LB Quinton Alston

No. 5 ... Quinton Alston is new here. He’s not new to the Hawkeyes. He’s a senior and he’s poised to take over the middle linebacker spot on a defense that returns its front four and [...]

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No. 6 — RB Mark Weisman

No. 6 ... Remember how the Mark Weisman experience started? It was 2012. Iowa had a comfortable lead against Northern Iowa. Running back Damon Bullock seemed to be on his way to a 200-yard day and then, w [...]

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No. 7 — DT Louis Trinca-Pasat

No. 7 ... Iowa has four returning starters on the defensive line. That is a great thing for any college football team. Even better for Louis Trinca-Pasat is that his running mate at defensive tackle, Carl [...]

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No. 8 — QB Jake Rudock

No. 8 ... Junior quarterback Jake Rudock had a checklist of things he wanted to improve during the offseason. No. 1 through maybe 8 on the list was turnovers. It’s not like Rudock tossed prayers ar [...]

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B1G Star: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

IOWA CITY — Melvin Gordon’s Heisman Trophy campaign could get launched or snuffed before the Wisconsin running back even sees Labor Day.

Wisconsin faces Louisiana State in a high-profile showdown Aug. 30 in Houston. A big perf [...]

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No. 9 — DE Drew Ott

No. 9 ... Drew Ott won the Solon Beef Days hail bale toss in July. He edged out former Hawkeye D-lineman Matt Kroul. Ott went with a shirtless ensemble with overalls and a red-white-and-blue bandanna. It [...]

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Playing time is the topic at QB

 

IOWA CITY — The subject of playing time always is a delicate topic for quarterbacks. There is and always will be one, the one, and the other one.

That's pretty much how it stands for the Hawkeyes this fall. Jake Rudock is t [...]

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The Depth Chart — Tight ends

THE DEPTH CHART

TIGHT END (END LINE)

1. Ray Hamilton, sr., 6-5, 252; 2. Henry Krieger Coble, jr., 6-4, 250

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The Depth Chart -- Quarterbacks

 

QUARTERBACK

1. Jake Rudock, jr., 6-3, 208; 2. C.J. Beathard, so., 6-2, 203

THE REST

Tyler Wiegers, fr., 6-4, 215; Justin Joyce, r-fr., 6-0, 1 [...]

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No. 10 — OT Andrew Donnal

No. 10 ... It’s taken awhile, but it’s finally Andrew Donnal’s turn at tackle. The 6-7, 305-pounder came into Iowa City as a U.S. Army all-American and a four-star offensive tackle. I [...]

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How football culture can work

IOWA CITY — It’s easy to pass off as cliche the wisdom ol’ linebackers coach Jim Reid passes on to his players.

Reid will be 64 in December. So, he has to have wisdom, right? And like Odin or Superman’s dad [...]

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No. 10 — OT Andrew Donnal

No. 10 ... It’s taken awhile, but it’s finally Andrew Donnal’s turn at tackle. The 6-7, 305-pounder came into Iowa City as a U.S. Army all-American and a four-star offensive tackle. I [...]

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THE HAWKEYE DEPTH CHART

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

1. Quinton Alston, sr., 6-1, 232; 2. Chad Gilson, sr., 6-1, 235; OR John Kenny, r-fr., 6-2, 225

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER

1. Reggie Spearm [...]

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