Former Iowa QB C.J. Beathard earns starting NFL spot; Jarrod Uthoff ponders next hoops move
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The new No. 1 QB
Sunday was a big day for former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard. He threw his first NFL touchdown pass. He completed 19 of 32 passes for 245 yards. And he ended the day as the new starter for the San Francisco 49ers. The news doesn’t really surprise Damon Powell and Darian Cooper, a pair of Beathard’s old college teammates, who saw him assert himself as a starter watching the game on TV at a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Now that Beathard is the 49ers starter, it’s on him to keep the job. His first start comes against Dallas on Oct. 22 and Howard Fendrich of the Associated Press takes a look at what is next for Beathard.
Looking for a new home
Former Iowa men’s basketball player Jarrod Uthoff is trying to find his next team after being cut by the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, as Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. Where does Uthoff head now? Odds are the NBA G-League is in his future.
Land of 1o broke down the five Iowa players most helped by the bye week. No, not all five are injured players in need of rest.
Walk this way
Marion (Iowa) High School dual-sport athlete Blair Brooks is set to join the Iowa track program and he’ll also walk on to the football team as Matthew Bain of the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. Brooks won the Class 3A long jump and high jump state championships in 2017.
The Hawkeyes stayed at No. 6 in the latest Land of 10 Big Ten Power Poll. With Iowa coming off a bye, the news makes sense. Moving up in the rankings will require a few wins, starting with the trip to Northwestern on Saturday.
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