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Early offers matter in recruiting and it could put Iowa in a good position with Class of 2019 prospect Cameron Baker.

Iowa in good position with recruit Cameron Baker; Desmond King’s pick-6

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.

Something to be thankful for

Former Iowa cornerback Desmond King had himself a Thanksgiving to remember on Thursday. He returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown in the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

First team in

The Hawkeyes were the first program to offer Class of 2019 athlete Cameron Baker, out of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The early offer puts the Hawkeyes in a good position on a unique football player, as Matthew Bain, of the Des Moines Register, points out.

The secret to success

Why is former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard holding off Jimmy Garoppolo as the starter in San Francisco? Kevin Lynch, of KNBR, floats the idea of Beathard being the signal caller coach Kyle Shanahan picked and developed as a key reason.

Iowa’s Thanksgiving tradition

It was understandable to have hesitation about Iowa playing on Black Friday when it first happened in 2011, but not now. Land of 10 explores why playing on Black Friday is a worthwhile tradition for the Hawkeyes.

Who wins?

Will the Hawkeyes beat the Cornhuskers? Land of 10 goes over the keys to the contest and predicts the winner.

Take me home

Defensive tackle Nathan Bazata, an eastern Nebraska native, will play his final game in his home state on Friday. Steve Batterson, of the Quad Cities Times, profiles Bazata in advance of his big day

Early season hoops exam

It wasn’t the best week for Iowa men’s basketball, with the team dropping two of its three games at the Cayman Islands Classic. What grade does the team deserve so far this season? Jeremiah Davis, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, breaks out his red pen and doles out his marks.

Stepping onto the mat

Kaleb Young and Alex Marinelli are Iowa’s two options at 165 pounds. K.J. Pilcher, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, breaks down the Hawkeyes’ plan at the weight in advance of hosting Rider on Friday.

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