Well, this is not an ideal way to start a game. Rumors bubbled up last night that Desmond King may be facing some sort of suspension for today's game against Nebraska. Friend of the Pants Marc Morehouse of The Gazette provided some confirmation on that front this morning:
Yes, I believe Desmond King is suspended for the first quarter. Team violation. Nothing serious.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) November 27, 2015
It sounds like King was late to a meeting this week, which is a violation of team rules. That violation apparently carries with it a one quarter suspension. So it looks like Mr. King will have to wait until the second quarter to see the field in Lincoln this afternoon. It doesn't sound like a serious issue, but it is annoying. Nebraska possesses a potent passing attack already, so Iowa being down their best cornerback -- even if it's just for a quarter -- is not good news.
In King's absence, either Sean Draper or Joshua Jackson figure to start opposite Greg Mabin today. We'll try to update this post when (and if) the Iowa program releases any additional details about the suspension and who will be starting in King's place this afternoon.
The Iowa-Nebraska game kicks off from Lincoln, NE at 2:30 PM CT, with TV coverage from ABC. Full details on how to watch the game are available here.