Does Iowa football underachieve? Could recruiting change that?
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Overachiever or underachiever?
A formula by Rivals’ Rob Cassidy designed to predict how much programs get out of NFL-level talent labels Iowa an underachiever. The formula measures NFL draft picks, AP Top 25 finishes, and conference and national titles in the last decade. It’s going to be hard for the Hawkeyes get very high with this set of criteria. It doesn’t take into account what Iowa does best — consistently churning out eight-win seasons.
Trending in the right direction
Rivals reporters picked five teams whose stock is rising coming out of the 3 Stripe Camp from Chicago last weekend. Iowa was the No. 1 team, with 247Sports 4-star commits Ezra Miller and Logan Lee performing well at the camp. Other Iowa recruiting targets, including 2021 defensive tackle Griffin Liddle, had good days. This ranking means Iowa is positioned to land high-quality prospects if the Hawkeyes can close the deal with some of their top recruiting targets.
The Indianapolis and Iowa connection
The Hawkeyes are trying to grow a recruiting pipeline from Indianapolis. Land of 10 looked into how Iowa is becoming such an active player in a city two states away.
Who is Jestin Jacobs?
He is the newest 2019 linebacker commit and he is extremely athletic and versatile. Learn all about Jestin Jacobs in this Land of 10 piece.
The GOAT grinder
Iowa football prides itself on the ability to turn 2-star prospects into Big Ten stars, but which overachiever is the best in the Kirk Ferentz era? Be sure to vote in the Land of 10 Iowa poll.
Blue morning, blue day
Riley Moss is set to join Iowa football as a blueshirt. What exactly is a blueshirt? Moss explained it, as well as how he ended up committing to the Hawkeyes, to the Des Moines Register’s Matthew Bain.
The key to a repeat
Iowa baseball coach Rich Heller felt his team played tight when dropping two of three games to Northwestern earlier in May. He doesn’t want it to happen again at the Big Ten Tournament where Iowa is playing for a shot at an NCAA Tournament berth. So, Heller is making sure his team stays loose this week. HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe explains what Heller plans to do.
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