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Iowa is still in the hunt for defensive end recruit John Waggoner, who visited campus for the North Texas game.

Recapping John Waggoner’s Iowa visit, Marshal Yanda’s season is over and James Butler is out

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.

Season over

Calling Sunday a bad day for former Iowa guard Marshal Yanda is an understatement. Yanda will miss the rest of the NFL season with an ankle injury he suffered in the Baltimore Ravens’ game against the Cleveland Browns. This is a huge loss for the Ravens. Yanda made the last six Pro Bowls.

Next man in

Injuries forced Iowa to turn to redshirt freshman running back Toren Young and freshman Ivory Kelly-Martin against North Texas. The two youngsters showed they are ready to contribute when needed. Iowa will turn to them going forward as James Butler will miss 3 weeks after injuring his right arm against the Mean Green on Saturday.

Recruiting updates

Blair Sanderson of Rivals caught up Class of 2018 defensive end John Waggoner and Class of 2019 offensive lineman Spencer Harris after they visited Iowa for the North Texas game. Don’t expect either prospect to make a college decision soon.

Book your trip

The Hawkeyes are 3-0. Three more wins and they are bowl eligible. Where might they end up? Land of 10 explains why a trip to San Diego may be in the future.

Don’t forget the past

What should fans expect from the upcoming No. 4 Penn State-Iowa game? Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette believes anything is possible. He relies on past history to prove his point.

What do we know?

Matthew Bain of the Iowa City Press-Citizen tries to answer that question after 3 football games. Here’s a hint: The passing game is better than expected and the defense is a little all over the place.

The No Fun League

Refs calling a penalty on running back Akrum Wadley for high-stepping his way into the end zone against North Texas is an example of player emotion being taken out of the game, wrote David Schwartz of

No rankings yet

The new Associated Press Top 25 Poll came out on Sunday. Iowa received 6 votes. The Hawkeyes can vault into the Top 25 if they beat No. 4 Penn State on Saturday.


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