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Former Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff was called the best guard in the NFL on Wednesday.

Brandon Scherff might be NFL’s best guard; breaking down Nate Stanley’s play

Iowa football is always the main topic in Iowa Breakfast Club, Land of 10’s daily Hawkeyes notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Hawkeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Iowa football, recruiting, basketball and more.

The champ is here

Former Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff is the best guard in the NFL. At least, that is what Washington Redskins analyst Chris Cooley said in this Dan Steinberg story from The Washington Post.

Passing grade?

Is quarterback Nate Stanley exceeding expectations? With the Hawkeyes at the midpoint of the season, Land of 10 breaks down his play, and a definitive answer emerges.

What tendencies?

Land of 10 examined if any tendencies showed up in the play calling of first-year offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. They did but not in a way you might expect.

Recruiting roundup

The Hawkeyes recently offered Class of 2018 athlete Ben VanSumeren. Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com caught up with VanSumeren. Iowa sees VanSumeren as a linebacker, and he plans to set up a visit soon.

Run, Iowa, run

The Hawkeyes are averaging 3.7 yards per rush. The number is too low for offensive coordinator Ferentz. Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains how such a low number is impacting the offense.

Learning on the job

Mark Emmert of The Des Moines Register discussed the new offensive coordinator being his own biggest critic, looking at plays that Ferentz wants back. Emmert also breaks down where he wants to see offensive improvement in the second half of the season.

Mailbag time

Does Iowa balance out athletes enough on each side of the ball? How important are John Waggoner and Max Duggan for the future of the program? The Land of 10 Iowa recruiting mailbag tackles each question.

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