2021 Iowa Hawkeyes

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  1. Leonardfan

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    Since 2005, Iowa has started 11, 13, 15, 15, 13, 12, 11, 12, 16, 13, 14, 14, 16, 15, 9 and 14 white athletes. The Hawkeyes are projected to start 14 again in 2021.

    Iowa remains one of the most consistent programs in college football. Along with Wisconsin they remain a CF favorite and it's easy to see why.

    Spencer Petras was inconsistent last season. With an eight game season, spring and fall camps under his belt let's hope he emerges as a top QB in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes feature two WRs with NFL potential - Nico Ragaini and Charlie Jones. Jones is also slated to server as the Hawkeyes Punt and Kick Returner. TE Sam La Porta is another integral part of this offense.

    On defense they commit the biggest caste crime by having a White starting CB in Riley Moss. Moss has been a good CB for the Hawkeyes over his three years. He's obviously a threat to the Caste System so let's hope he is in store for a big year. I think the last starting White CB in the Big Ten was Dustin Fox. On the defensive line Zach VanValkenburg played well last year as he transferred up from Division II. Expect a good year for him in 2021 which should help his draft stock.

    A player to look forward to in the future (maybe even this season) is DB Cooper DeJean. Uber-athletic and talented. It would be nice to see him line up next to Koerner and Moss in the secondary this season.


    Offense -
    QB - Spencer Petras
    FB - Monte Pottebaum
    WR - Nico Ragaini
    TE - Sam Laporta
    LT - Jack Plumb
    LG - Cody Ince
    C - Tyler Linderbaum
    RT - Nick DeJong


    Defense -
    DE - Zach VanValkenburg
    DE - John Waggoner
    LB - Jack Campbell
    LB - Seth Benson
    S - Jack Koerner
    CB - Riley Moss



    Players on the Two Deep:

    Offense
    QB - Alex Padilla
    FB - Turner Pallisard
    WR - Charlie Jones
    TE - Luke Lachey
    LT - Mason Richman
    LG - Tyler Elsbury
    C - Matt Fagan
    RG - Josh Volk
    RT - Connor Colby

    Defense
    DE Joe Evans
    DT Lukas Van Ness
    DT Logan Lee
    S Quinn Schulte
     
  2. Bucky

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    My second favorite Big Ten team! Go Iowa!
     
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    Another year of Iowa being a CF favorite! Hope Moss emerges as a draft-able player.
     
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    So Iowa is one of the top defenses in the country and is also majority White, which is almost unheard of these days. Do you think anyone will make the connection? Or will recruiting for major programs on the defensive side remain 100% coal black?
     
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    I was watching the Iowa game when Riley Moss made his 4th interception, then went down without contact while “celebrating.” It didn’t look like much, but the way he went down and couldn’t get up was concerning. I was sick and had to change the channel. When you only have one White cornerback to watch, it can all be over in an instant. I haven’t heard an update on his status going forward.
     
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    Kirk Ferentz was supposedly “optimistic” about Moss so let’s hope he is able to return and was only kept out as a precautionary measure.

    Looks like Iowa hosted a bunch of non White recruits last week for the game - I hope none of them end up at Iowa.
     
  7. Jerry Reb

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    Yep, it was like Christian McCaffrey all over again. This is why we should never be satisfied with one token guy at the verboten positions.

    Hopefully both C-Mac and Moss return next week.
     
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    more good news regarding Riley Moss: according to head coach Kirk Ferentz at his press conference today, Moss will not need surgery and should be back “in a couple weeks.”

    so hopefully that means he’ll miss only the Purdue game (Iowa has a bye week after that) and be ready for the next opponent. i will be VERY excited if that’s the case, because the way he went down without being touched conjured up images of a major knee injury.
     
  10. Jimmy Chitwood

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    let’s read that another way: the highest graded cornerback in all of Division One college football is the Only starting White cornerback in all of Division One college football.

    anyone who has even a minimal knowledge of a bell curve should be asking, “Why aren’t there any other White corners?”
     
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    Great point. Like Christian McCaffrey at running back, in order for a White athlete to get a chance at these taboo positions, they literally have to be in the top 1%. In other words, elite.
     
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