Is Toren Young Iowa’s next feature back?; injury opens up offensive line playing time
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Thunder and lightning
Akrum Wadley is gone, set to join the NFL. What should Iowa expect from its running backs in 2018? An interesting speed and power combination from Ivory Kelly-Martin and Toren Young. Land of 10 takes a look at the Hawkeyes’ top two running backs.
The way the Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow sees it, Young very well may separate himself from Kelly-Martin. Leistikow wrote about how Young may become Iowa’s next workhorse in the backfield.
Offensive line coach Tim Polasek let it slip that offensive lineman Levi Paulsen is injured and won’t take part in the spring game. The injury has opened up a chance for Cole Banwart to run with the first-team offense. The Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert wrote why the injury could provide an opening for Banwart and tackle Mark Kallenberger to see the field more.
Making the most of spring
Iowa running back coach Derrick Foster is in his first season. He is taking over a position group in need of a new starter and thinks spring drills are vital for his position. HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe looks into what Foster is seeing early on in practice.
What does Iowa’s future at quarterback look like? Land of 10 breaks down the current depth chart, the underclassmen on the roster and what the recruiting situation looks like with the Class of 2019.
Seeing his options
Iowa guard Isaiah Moss declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday. He isn’t hiring an agent. It may seem odd for a player with an 11.1 point per game average to test the pro waters, but there is no downside for him to do so. He will likely return to the program with an idea of what he needs to work on from NBA talent evaluators.
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