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Former Iowa center James Daniels claims to be as good at FIFA video games than he is on the gridiron.

Iowa: Why James Daniels beats you at FIFA; 4-star RB Jirehl Brock meets again with Hawkeyes

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Mr. Soccer

James Daniels isn’t just a likely first-round NFL draft pick. He’s also a dynamite FIFA video game soccer player. The former Iowa center talked with USA Today’s Justin Melo about the draft process, his college career and his FIFA dominance.

Good to see you again

Illinois 4-star running back Jirehl Brock recapped his spring game visit with’s Rob Howe. He enjoyed chatting with running backs coach Derrick Foster. The two had a second chance to talk on Monday. Special teams coach LeVar Woods and Foster stopped by Brock’s high school.


Iowa signees Jeff Jenkins  and Samson Evans live a few houses apart in the Chicago suburbs. They have been best friends since they were little. Here is a look at their relationship and how it helped each of them end up as members of the Hawkeyes’ Class of 2018.

One goal

When former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley spoke with USA Today’s Justin Melo he had one message for his future pro team. Let’s go win a championship. Someone is already focused on the Lombardi Trophy before entering the league.

Looking toward the future

Iowa recently offered Class 0f 2020 defensive end Luke Wilson. Rivals’ Blair Sanderson spoke with Wilson about it. The Hawkeyes are his first offer and is looking to visit campus soon.

Aaron Mends and Ahmed Wagner updates

Coach Kirk Ferentz spoke to the I-Club in West Des Moines Valley on Monday. He provided an update on Aaron Mends (torn ACL) and he discussed the recruitment of Ahmed Wagner. The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow recaps the event.

What’s next, part 1

With spring football over what is on deck for Iowa’s offense? Here are five questions the Hawkeyes still face.

What’s next, part 2

So what about the defense? Here are five things the defense must still work on before the season starts.

Open competition

The Hawkeyes are in need of a weakside linebacker. It wouldn’t be a surprise if any one of the linebackers takes the job. Even Djimon Colbert, who is coming off a redshirt. Land of 10 explains why here.

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