Howe: Iowa Football '20 Position-By-Position Outlook 1.0

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    They gave to Iowa when they were here. Iowa gave to them. Why does either side owe the other anything?
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  2. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    I dunno...the term gratitude comes to mind. I'm not saying a player is obligated to stay, when life-changing opportunity comes you grab it. Just seems a bit cold to say they owe each other nothing.
  3. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I probably wouldn’t wager on it, I’d like to see it though. I just think Belton is a budding star and should be an every down player. To be honest Koerner was pretty solid back there outside of maybe one or two games. Definitely exceeded my expectations.

    This would be my dream secondary:
    CB: Hankins
    CB: Brents
    Cash/Nickel: DJ
    Dime: Moss
    S: Belton

    It’s speculation season Rob, I’m all in.
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  4. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I really like Belton as well. He'll play a lot, but you and I have been to this rodeo plenty. We'd be surprised if he started the season ahead of Koerner. I think it would be more likely he steps in if the latter struggles early in the season.

    If Hankins is back, the Moss-Brents comp at corner will be interesting. I hope they find work for DJ Johnson.
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  5. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    I really like the Merriweather kid. He's an athletic dude. Basketball player. The mental side of the game seems to be only thing slowing him down. I wouldn't count him out just yet. He's young yet and when things click for him it'll be tough to keep him off the field too.
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  6. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Rather have too many capable DBs then wishing and needing some. Parker has been just killing it lately. Since Desmond King most noteably he's been recruiting and hitting on DBs like crazy.
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  7. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I think there's gratitude on both sides, at least there should be.

    College sports are big business, though. And maybe we're talking semantics here.

    I'm sure the players feel they owe the program for putting them in a position to succeed. But they don't owe it to play out their eligibility if there's an opportunity awaiting them that potentially sets them up for life.
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  8. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    Until players are paid fair wages, i feel they owe Universities nothing, ever. When a coach can pull a scholly for any reason, thats a lot of pressure on a kid and its unfair to the athlete. I have no problem with players leaving early. When they leave, I just hope they are ready, otherwise they lost that chance at a free education and a diploma.
  9. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of my other speculation dream ideas for next year.

    -Pass rushing package with Jestin Jacobs and Joe Evans as stand up rush ends with Nixon and Golston on the inside. That could be lethal.

    -Tyrone Tracy at punt returner (after 400 hours on the jugs machine this offseason). He’s electric in the open field.

    -Toren Young at FB. More of a running threat and even pass catching out of the backfield.

    -I would like to see some sort of jet sweep series with Tracy and Goodson. Which would include plays where Tracy lines up at tailback and Goodson shows the jet sweep motion. That puts a lot of pressure on the defense and could get these two in space.

    Now I’m going super crazy speculation here.

    -Wildcat formation with incoming freshman RB Leshon Williams at QB and Goodson at RB. Williams I believe has good both power and vision and a little more burst than a Toren Young. That could be a good short yardage package similar to Minnesota’s.

    -What about a 3-4 defense from Iowa. Nixon nose tackle. Shannon and Logan Lee 3-4 ends. Jacobs and Golston as stand up linebackers with Colbert and Campbell inside backers. Or incoming freshman now a 4* Deonte Craig as a stand up outside rusher.

    Okay I’ve had my fun for the day.
  10. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Wow. I had to read this post three times and my head is still spinning. Nike, next time spread this single post into at least three. Thanks! (Just messin’ with you, man. This was fun!)
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  11. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that about 800k bonus in the 4th. Hell, 400k after taxes/ 20-21 years old, likely no debt.... invested even conservatively.... with no other 50 ...over $3.5 million.

    And that's not including their salary, or making the roster and league minimum for a few years. 3-5 years on a roster, set for life at 25 and able to pursue life passions instead if toiling...

    Cant blame these guys a bit. Good on 'em.

    Selfishly....come back guys!