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Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has the potential to be a star player.

Iowa on verge of something special at wide receiver; Nate Stanley goes from student to master

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Put down the phone

It’s what Iowa wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland wants anyone who sees wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette with his phone in his hand to say to him. It’s part of a message from the Iowa staff to Smith-Marsette. He can be special if he focuses on the right things. Land of 10 looks into how Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith are two potential standout wide receiver, in this piece.

Student becomes the master

Nate Stanley is spending spring practice teaching his fellow quarterbacks the Iowa offense. Land of 10 explains why Stanley’s ability to teach the offense could be the key to a big breakthrough in his second season as a starter.

Time to face the change

Nothing stays the same forever. Iowa quarterback coach Ken O’Keefe is finding that out in his second stint with the Hawkeyes. High school quarterbacks commit earlier than ever and QBs transfer out if they don’t win the starting job. HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe explains how O’Keefe is dealing with the changes in this new world of college quarterbacks.

Topping the charts

What was Akrum Wadley’s best play at Iowa? Land of 10 debates the question, and comes up with an answer, in the latest question of the day.

He’s back

Guard Isaiah Moss told the Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert he plans to return to the Iowa men’s basketball team next season. Moss has entered the NBA draft and appears to be using the process in the perfect way. He’s getting feedback from pro teams on how to improve his game before turning professional.

King of the (fan) mountain

Iowa finished the season No. 1 nationally in wrestling attendance. The Des Moines Register’s Cody Goodwin reports that the Hawkeyes averaged 1,000 more fans than second-place Penn State.

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