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Is a medical redshirt an option for Iowa running back James Butler and his injured elbow?

A possible medical redshirt for Iowa’s James Butler; bowl projections for Hawkeyes

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A medical redshirt?

Football coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t ruling out a possible medical redshirt for running back James Butler, according to Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register. Butler injured his elbow against North Texas in September. An upcoming X-ray will indicate if Butler can return soon or will miss additional time.

Family ties

Former Iowa tight ends and first cousins George Kittle and Henry Krieger-Coble exchanged jerseys after the San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts game last Sunday. The game and jersey swap is something these two will probably remember the rest of their lives.

Time to go bowling

Where will the Hawkeyes head come bowl season? Erick Smith of USA Today Sports sees them going west in his latest college football bowl projections.

The dynamic duo

They aren’t Batman and Robin, but Amani  Hooker and Brandon Snyder make for an interesting pair at safety. Land of 10 explains why the duo has a chance to be special.

Running straight ahead

What is the next step in the development of defensive end A.J. Epenesa? Better play defending the run. Let Land of 10 explain.

The GOAT?

Is Josey Jewell the greatest linebacker in Iowa history? Land of 10 looks into it in the latest football mailbag. Be sure to click on the link and vote in the poll on Jewell and his spot in Iowa history.

Bring on the Panthers

Iowa added Northern Iowa to its 2020 football schedule. The teams will meet on Sept. 5 to open the season. Jon Miller of HawkeyeNation.com explained why fans shouldn’t freak out over the Panthers being added to the schedule.

It’s a hit

Defensive coordinator Phil Parker and strength coach Chris Doyle are the highest paid football staff members, behind Ferentz.

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