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Iowa's future at quarterback looks bright with Nate Stanley set to start for two more seasons.

Breaking down Iowa’s quarterbacking future; why Cole Banwart is the model Hawkeye

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Times are changing

Iowa is set at quarterback for the next few years with Nate Stanley, but that doesn’t mean the Hawkeyes can ignore the position on the recruiting trail. The modern world of college quarterbacking, where transfers are common with those who don’t claim the starting job, means the position is in a constant state of flux. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Marc Morehouse wrote about Iowa’s quarterback situation and how the Hawkeyes navigate through these unique times.

The model player

Offensive lineman Cole Banwart is the poster child of the Iowa football program. He was an under-the-radar recruit. He is from a small town of 42 people. And he grew up learning the importance of hard work at his family’s trucking company. HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe profiled Banwart here.

Finally his time

Aaron Mends is yet to start at linebacker and is entering his senior season. He knows it’s now or never to crack the first-team defense. Land of 10 dives into how Mends is approaching spring practice and looks at his odds of starting.

Free ride

Iowa men’s basketball guard Connor McCaffery is on scholarship. It’s no surprise. McCaffery, whose father Fran is the head coach, spent his freshman season as a walk-on to allow the Hawkeyes to bring in forwards Luka Garza and Jack Nunge on scholarships last season.

The last spot

There is still one open scholarship on the men’s basketball team. The Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert spoke with the head coach so see what the plan is. Those hoping for a graduate transfer to round out the team are likely to be disappointed.

Next man up

Who will be Iowa’s next football commit? Land of 10 looked into the crystal ball to find the answer.

Friday Night Lights Kinnick Stadium edition

The Hawkeyes are holding their spring game on a Friday for the second straight season. Why are they doing this? Land of 10 explains.

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