THE BTN CREW GOT TO SEE FOOTBALL PRACTICE TODAY. Here's a collection of tweets from the BTN crew. A Hawkeye fall camp special will air on the BTN on Sunday evening. If that doesn't work for you it appears on their online schedule they'll replay the special plenty of times on Monday too.
TO THE TWITTERS. Some of their tweets included stuff we already know. Here's a complete list of everything the BTN crew tweeted. Here's some of the things that might be new or confirm previously mentioned items:
Have arrived at Iowa - final stop on our tour. Just checked out new indoor - looks great - huge upgrade. Practice starts in about 15 min.— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Good chat with Ferentz. Sounds like he wants to let QB play out a bit longer. Acknowledged Rudock is leader right now.— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Biggest concerns are obviously WR and pass rush. Feels Powell can really help at WR. Loves attitude -JUCO experience made him appreciative— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
As far as pass rush - said they might mess around some with LB's on the line in passing situations to help provide pressure— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Kirk Ferentz said before practice JC WR Damond Powell has impressed with his quickness. Could be a playmaker. Got here right before camp.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
To amp up the pass rush, Kirk Ferentz says he may line up LBs like Christian Kirksey, Anthony Hitchens and Quinton Alston on passing downs.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
I like the way C.J. Beathard throws. Best arm of #Hawkeyes QB bunch. Love his hair, too. Ferentz says he is No. 2 right now.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
Good 1 on 1 pass rush/blocking drill w LB's & RB's. Kirksey and Weisman top performers— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Iowa is one of those practices where there is constant coach feedback. Ferentz provides a lot of it - particularly w line play.— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Really like the style of new WR Coach Bobby Kennedy. Substantive feedback on every rep— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
QB position still a concern for #Hawkeyes - all 3 have had good & bad moments today. Tough to judge too much from 1 practice— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 20, 2013
Only spot up for grabs on #Hawkeyes o-line is right guard. Jordan Walsh ran pass pro drills with the 1s. Andrew Donnal with the 2s.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
I had heard about true frosh RB LeShun Daniels prior to coming to #Hawkeyes camp. And he looks good. A faster Shonn Geeene?— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
Kevonte Martin-Manley, Jordan Canzeri, Desmond King. Riley McCarron working as punt returners. #Hawkeyes— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 20, 2013
THERE'S VIDEO INTERVIEWS TOO.
C.J. Fiedorowicz Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour (via bigtennetwork)
Carl Davis Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour (via bigtennetwork)
THERE'S PLENTY OF MORE FOOTBALL PRACTICE PICS. From Hawkeye Sports. Barkley Hill is back in action and Desmond King was reportedly field punt returns. They both sat out Saturday's scrimmage with minor injuries.
THE RECEIVING CORPS. The wide receiver position is one of concern. Ferentz said at Big Ten Media Days that Iowa wasn't deep with experience at the position. It might not be as bad as it first seemed. Damond Powell and Tevaun Smith gave fans at Iowa's Kid's Day something to be excited about. They showed play-making ability and most importantly, the ability to do something with the football after the catch. Even senior corner back B.J. Lowery is impressed. he said, "they're deep threats." About Powell he added, "he's fast."
THE OLINE. Brandon Scherff loves the outdoors. He likes to catch giant catfish, and not the fake girlfriend variety. He's poised to have an excellent season and could find himself on several draft boards next January. Scherff is still talking about fishing in Iowa City next year though, something that could change.
WE COULD GET THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS TWO-DEEPS TODAY. If not today then by Friday. Expect an announcement on the starting quarterback today even if the two-deeps are not published. This appears to be Jake Rudock's team.
HAWKEYE FOOTBALL COACH CHRIS WHITE GETS A LITTLE CREATIVE. With recruiting, that is. White sent verbally committed 2014 prospect Jameer Outsey 10 letters in one day. Each letter contained one piece of a puzzle. After Outsey opened them all he tweeted a pic of the final product. Per Jay Scheel's Twitter account he received the same thing.
NINE HAWKEYE FOOTBALL LEGENDS WILL GET HONORED. Iowa will unveil the Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor prior to the first football game with Northern Illinois. Nine legendary Hawkeyes: Alex Karras, Nile Kinnick, Aubrey Devine, Duke Slater, Randy Duncan, Chuck Long, Larry Station, Gordon Locke and Calvin Jones will be be honored. Brad Banks and Craig Clemons will also be honored the night before Iowa's first game with an induction to the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.
PLACE YOUR BETS.
If you're looking ahead to basketball, Sportsbook says Iowa is 80-1 to win national title. Iowa State 250-1.— Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) August 19, 2013
MCCAFFERY TALKED ABOUT IOWA'S LAST GAME IN EUROPE.
Fran McCaffery Postgame Interview -- Aug. 20, 2013 (via iowahawkeyehoops)
TYLER ULIS WATCH.
Tyler Ulis to officially take visit to Kentucky Sept. 8-9, following official visits to Iowa (Aug. 30-Sept. 1) & Michigan State (Sept. 6-7)— Joe Henricksen (@joehoopsreport) August 20, 2013
IOWA SOCCER HELD THEIR MEDIA DAY.
2013 Iowa Soccer Media Day (via Iowa Hawkeyes)
IOWA VOLLEYBALL DID TOO.
Iowa Volleyball Hosts Media Day (via Iowa Hawkeyes)
SHAUN PRATER GETS ALL CHEESY FOR THE MIRROR.
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