**Official 2020 Iowa Football Season Thread**

douglasbader

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We can finally talk about actual football.

Curious to see which true freshmen get thrown right into the fire. There are no restrictions so it also helps both of the Northern Illinois grad transfers.

Backup QB battle is interesting. Gives Hogan an extra advantage.
 

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Here are the 2 deeps.


I love both the lines....

LT - Jackson
RG - Kallenberger
C - Linderbaum
RG - Schott
RT - Cronk

Backups like Banwart, Britt, Ince and Plumb.

DE - Golston
DT - Nixon
DT - Helfin
DE - Evans/VanValkenberg/Waggoner

There are other guys like the other grad transfer from Northern Illinois, young stud Logan Lee, Noah Shannon, true freshman Deonte Craig and old reliable Schulte.
 

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We have been looking at depth charts, returning talent, incoming talent and everything else here for 12 years.

The current 2 deeps are about as good as I can remember. If it weren't for the simple unknown at QB, would be feeling ridiculously good.
I was just going to ask when Iowa had a deeper bench because I can’t come up with anything
 
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I still have some concerns about pass rush on the DL. I'm really hoping that Logan Lee steps up at DE. Golston could improve his draft stock tremendously with a big year rushing the passer, but he hasn't done it yet.
 

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I still have some concerns about pass rush on the DL. I'm really hoping that Logan Lee steps up at DE. Golston could improve his draft stock tremendously with a big year rushing the passer, but he hasn't done it yet.
When was the last time the defense was a legitimate concern? When was the last time we weren't top 20 in total defense at the end of the year?

All I'm saying is that defense is always at the bottom of my worries about a Hawkeye team.
 

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When was the last time the defense was a legitimate concern? When was the last time we weren't top 20 in total defense at the end of the year?

All I'm saying is that defense is always at the bottom of my worries about a Hawkeye team.
I have one true worry. The season long health of Tyler Goodson
 

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I still have some concerns about pass rush on the DL. I'm really hoping that Logan Lee steps up at DE. Golston could improve his draft stock tremendously with a big year rushing the passer, but he hasn't done it yet.
I loved joe Evans in his role last year, but is he an every down guy in this system?
 
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When was the last time the defense was a legitimate concern? When was the last time we weren't top 20 in total defense at the end of the year?

All I'm saying is that defense is always at the bottom of my worries about a Hawkeye team.
I agree in general, but it's the most unproven position group on the roster.

I loved joe Evans in his role last year, but is he an every down guy in this system?
I guess we'll find out. He may end up being Parker Hesse or better.
 

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Anyone on here know if there is any legitimacy to Nixon being very close to kicked off the team?

I was told the offseason did not go very well for him and the coaches are tired of his shit.
 

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Anyone on here know if there is any legitimacy to Nixon being very close to kicked off the team?

I was told the offseason did not go very well for him and the coaches are tired of his shit.
I know nothing about this but I'd guess Nixon would have to do something egregiously awful to get kicked off with the climate surrounding Hawkeye "culture"right now.
 

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Anyone on here know if there is any legitimacy to Nixon being very close to kicked off the team?

I was told the offseason did not go very well for him and the coaches are tired of his shit.
What matters is he is still on the team.
 
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I have some concerns with the DL. No Nixon softens things a little so hope he's back. He and Heflin would be a nice middle combo with Gholston outside. Schulte and Shannon rotating. The other outside spot and DE depth will be interesting. I'm sure waggonner, Evans, and Lee will rotate somewhere.
 

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I have some concerns with the DL. No Nixon softens things a little so hope he's back. He and Heflin would be a nice middle combo with Gholston outside. Schulte and Shannon rotating. The other outside spot and DE depth will be interesting. I'm sure waggonner, Evans, and Lee will rotate somewhere.
DL is experienced as hell.
 

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This protocol is pretty tough imo:

• Team positivity rate (number of positive tests divided by total number of tests administered):
• Green 0-2%
• Orange 2-5%
• Red >5%
• Population positivity rate (number of positive individuals divided by total population at risk):
• Green 0-3.5%
• Orange 3.5-7.5%
• Red >7.5%

Decisions to alter or halt practice and competition will be based on the following scenarios:

• Green/Green and Green/Orange: Team continues with normal practice and competition.
• Orange/Orange and Orange/Red: Team must proceed with caution and enhance COVID-19 prevention (alter practice and meeting schedule, consider viability of continuing with scheduled competition).
Red/Red: Team must stop regular practice and competition for a minimum of seven days and reassess metrics until improved.
 

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This protocol is pretty tough imo:

• Team positivity rate (number of positive tests divided by total number of tests administered):
• Green 0-2%
• Orange 2-5%
• Red >5%
• Population positivity rate (number of positive individuals divided by total population at risk):
• Green 0-3.5%
• Orange 3.5-7.5%
• Red >7.5%

Decisions to alter or halt practice and competition will be based on the following scenarios:

• Green/Green and Green/Orange: Team continues with normal practice and competition.
• Orange/Orange and Orange/Red: Team must proceed with caution and enhance COVID-19 prevention (alter practice and meeting schedule, consider viability of continuing with scheduled competition).
Red/Red: Team must stop regular practice and competition for a minimum of seven days and reassess metrics until improved.
The population positivity rate is the stupidest metric. Even the team one is kind of dumb, given the 21 day deal.
 

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I'd like to see Nixon at end with Heflin, Waggoner, Shannon etc. rotating at tackle.
 
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