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Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson is likely to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft in April.

Iowa’s Josh Jackson makes right NFL move; Spencer Lee ready for prime time

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No surprise here

Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson finally made it official, declaring for the NFL draft Wednesday. He is likely a first-round selection and, as Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register wrote, his 40-yard dash time could impact where he goes. As for the Hawkeyes, they appear to be fine without him in the secondary.

Connections matter

Land of 10 went into detail on the relationship between Iowa quarterback signee Spencer Petras and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff. They both played quarterback at Marin Catholic in California, and Goff is a resource Petras can lean on to help his development at the Division I level.

Heading east

Former Iowa quarterback Tyler Wiegers announced his transfer to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday. The news isn’t a big surprise as Wiegers, a graduate transfer, could find a new program and compete for a starting spot rather than being the backup to Nate Stanley next season.

Loud, but is it clear?

Men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery had another tirade on the sideline during the loss to Michigan on Tuesday. Players say it was deserved. Land of 1o wonders if the way the message is being delivered is the best way to get the team to turn around its play.

What is next?

It’s the question the Land of 10 recruiting mailbag tackled this week with the Hawkeyes in a recruiting lull between the December signing period and the final push before the February signing day.

He’s here for good

Spencer Lee put on quite a wrestling show at the Midlands Championship. In fact, it was so impressive that it made the Iowa wrestling coaches decide to remove the redshirt on the hyped freshman. Lee is a legit talent. In fact, he’s probably better than coach Tom Brands was as a freshman.

Keeping the zero

The Iowa women’s basketball team is seeking its first 3-0 start in league play in 20 years. The Hawkeyes must beat their second ranked opponent in five days to do so. Dargan Southard, of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, previews the game at No. 13 Maryland on Thursday.

 

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