Iowa Hawkeyes 2010 Outlook

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  1. H22APWRD94

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    Iowa Hawkeyes 2010 Outlook

    The Iowa Hawkeyes come in to 2010 looking like a team with a lot of promise. The offense is returning 7 starters, losing seniors at RG, RT, WR, and TE. But not to worry, as returning letterman will be filling those holes. On defense, 9 starters from last season will be returning, with the two departing seniors being at MLB and LOLB. These openings will be harder to fill, as Angerer was the anchor on D, and Edds was a 3 year starter.

    Offense

    QB - Senior Ricky Stanzi will return as the starter, in what was a very balanced offense last year. He will be looked to a little more this year as a leader. His WR corp should be solid, with 3 seniors, and a RS freshman that is looking to make an impact.

    RB - Jewel Hampton. All that is needed to be said. If he stays injury free, BIG IF, he will be a closet Heisman candidate, and a definite Walker finalist. Running behind Iowa's offensive line has been easy the past few years, that should not change. Backing up Hampton will be Jeff Brinson, Paki O'Meara, and Brandon Wegher. Brinson spelled Hampton all last year, and provided a solid backup when Hampton went down with a season ending injury. Look for him to provide the same type of support this season. O'Meara will see light duty, mostly special teams, and the same goes for Wegher, coming off his redshirt year.

    FB - JR Wade Leppert and SR Bret Morse. Iowa is always solid at FB, although not always greatly talented. Same goes for this pair. Nothing spectacular, but the job gets done.

    WR - Four year starter Derrell Johnson Koulianos returns for his senior season, and it looks to be a great one. Flanked by two other returning seniors, Iowa has good depth at WR. Also incoming talent wiill challenge the veterans for playing time.

    TE - A position that Iowa has seen remarkable players come out from for the last eight years, look for that trend to continue. It started with Dallas Clark, followed by Scott Chandler, then came Brandon Myers, and lastly Tony Moeaki. Who will follow in these footsteps? It could be SR Alan Reisner, or one of the big incoming freshman.

    T - SR Bryan Bulaga will anchor the line, and protect Stanzi's blindside. The opposite end of the line could either be an incoming freshman or possibly Markus Zusevics.

    G - With 3 solid players leaving, the LG position will again be filled by Julian Vandervelde, while the RG could be filled by Adam Gettis or a incoming freshman.

    C - Returning starter Josh Koeppel is backed up by James Ferentz. No problems here.

    DE - A senior dominated defensive line is anchored by two solid DE's. Christian Ballard and Adrian Clayborn return to wreak their final year of havoc on the QB's of the Big10. Broderick Binns and Tyler Harrell will provide breathers and good pressure from the backup role.

    DT - After losing Mitch King and Matt Kroul following the 2008 season, it looked as if the Iowa DT position would not be the same. In steps Karl Klug and Mike Daniels to provide a surprising resurrection of the position. These two combined for 65 tackles, 16 TFL, and 13 sacks. Mike Daniels also provided the forced fumble that Klug picked up and returned for Iowa's only defensive TD of the year.

    OLB - Jeremiha Hunter and Jeff Tarpinian or Tyler Nielsen. Thats what it looks like right now.

    MLB - Ross Petersen or Bruce Davis, depends on camp.

    CB - Two returning starters, Amari Spievey and Jordan Bernstine. Not a great year last year from Spievey, so expect something big. Bernstine is an unnoticed rock on his side. Providing depth will be Greg Castillo, and Jack Swanson will be making the switch from FS to CB this season.

    FS - Brett Greenwood. Three year starter, hard to replace. We will see how the incoming freshman stack up.

    SS - Tyler Sash, will be a 4 year starter, if he stays that long. He will be grooming his replacement this year with incoming freshman David Davis competing for playing time.

    K - Daniel Murray and Trent Mossbrucker. Two headed dragon, go with the hot leg.

    P - Ryan Donahue. His punting is a work of art. May be the best since Reggie Roby came through Iowa. Will be missed. Possible top punter candidate this year.

    Returners - Chaney, Sandeman, RS FR Keenan Davis, Paki-Bomb possibly.

    So if the holes fill well, the Hawkeyes look to challenge for the Big10 title. All rests on a few. Nothing past normal.

    Mike
     
  2. H22APWRD94

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    Week 1 news and notes

    Coming out for their first game of the season, Iowa was saddled with their annual rivalry game with Iowa State. Both sides of the ball looked rusty for the Hawkeyes, but we got the W. Julian Vanervelde was lost for 3 weeks with a leg injury, I believe. If it was later in the season, true freshman Eric Sears would get the PT, but with it being so early, and a big game against Oregon this week, SR Kyle Haganman will be getting the start. Having some talented depth on the offensive line should keep this season consistent.

    Mike
     

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