**Official 2020 Iowa Football Season Thread**

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The best case scenario for IKM is to be a replica of Jordan Canzeri. Sargent is your poor man's Leshun Daniels.

Goodson is a more talented and better Wadley.
Goodson also appears to be a good teammate and not a lying piece of shit. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Akrum.
 

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Cambell/Jacobs will be as good or better than Greenway/Hodge
 
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The best case scenario for IKM is to be a replica of Jordan Canzeri. Sargent is your poor man's Leshun Daniels.

Goodson is a more talented and better Wadley.
On the field, Wadley was an incredible talent. Goodson may do things better than Wadley that Iowa does more frequently (running between the tackles) but Wadley “in space” was one of the most electric playmakers we’ve ever seen at Iowa. His 2017 season he was creating positive yardage out of plays that should have never been there. Complete D Bag post Iowa, yes. But that 17 season was rare air for an Iowa RB
 

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Campbell reminds me a lot of kampman. They just might end up going the other route with him
 

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Before the pandemic and racial stuff I thought for sure they would try to bulk him up to play end. This was assuming Doyle was going to be the starter St middle linebacker.

He’d probably be awesome at either spot.
 

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KF singled him out in his PC yesterday as well.
You were all over this before the kid had even taken a snap. What a great find on LaPorta and sounds like he can be another 1st round early entry pick.
 
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You were all over this before the kid had even taken a snap. What a great find on LaPorta and sounds like he can be another 1st round early entry pick.
I still don't understand why he didn't have 30+ offers. His HS tape is outrageous and its a near clone of Hockenson's.
 
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But here’s some good news, perhaps. Both Kirk and Brian Ferentz have acknowledged that the way Iowa runs the football is getting some tweaks. The younger Ferentz said his eyes were opened after the Holiday Bowl, in part after seeing that end-around runs with wide receivers accounted for Iowa’s first two touchdowns.

Those receivers mentioned earlier?

They, too, can be a much heavier part of the way Iowa runs the football in 2020.

“I had to make an evolution,” Brian Ferentz said. “(Receiver runs) were always secondary plays in my mind; they protect the inside runs. That’s how I envisioned it my entire career. I’m not sure I see it the same way anymore.

“I think we have very capable ball handlers that can make plays in space like that. So, I do think that needs to be a bigger part of our offense going forward.”
 

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I don't think the problem with the run scheme is not enough WR end arounds; it's that you can't cut anymore - plus if you're not taking advantage of the horseshit RPO officiating then you're hamstringing yourself.
 
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I don't think the problem with the run scheme is not enough WR end arounds
I disagree strongly. The biggest issue with Iowa's zone run game is that our division rivals understand it too well and they are able to shoot gaps on certain plays with a frightening success rate. Adding a heavy dose of misdirection via WR runs will make a drastic difference in the predictability of the offense. It can't just be lip service though, they have to believe in it enough to use it in important moments.

The model here is the 49ers. They literally drafted Samuel and Aiyuk as much for their running ability as their pass receiving ability.
 

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Doing more reverses and counters is probably the best way to improve the running game within Iowa’s scheme and the current rules environment though. ISM has been good on his runs for three years, TT looked capable last year.
 

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I disagree strongly. The biggest issue with Iowa's zone run game is that our division rivals understand it too well and they are able to shoot gaps on certain plays with a frightening success rate. Adding a heavy dose of misdirection via WR runs will make a drastic difference in the predictability of the offense. It can't just be lip service though, they have to believe in it enough to use it in important moments.

The model here is the 49ers. They literally drafted Samuel and Aiyuk as much for their running ability as their pass receiving ability.
I'm not saying I don't think it will help. I'm saying Iowa doesn't scheme to the advantage of the rules anymore, and that needs to change.
 

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I also hope Iowa goes more with those complete mis-direction plays like they did against Nebrantska and USC and not the "here comes the WR sprinting for a quick hand off at the snap" as it seems like that always immediately gets blown up.
 

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I also hope Iowa goes more with those complete mis-direction plays like they did against Nebrantska and USC and not the "here comes the WR sprinting for a quick hand off at the snap" as it seems like that always immediately gets blown up.
The way the 49ers use it they complement the outside zone with it too, and that really gets the defense moving sideline to sideline, and opens up bootleg and screen stuff.
 
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"room" might be the most aggravating football nomenclature trend word ever. Makes we want to punch people in the face.
“He’s got a hamstring (insert random muscle or body part here),” to indicate injury is the worst football-related nomenclature development of the last decade. It isn’t even close.
 

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Ought to have a game time by Monday morning. Getting close.
 
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“He’s got a hamstring (insert random muscle or body part here),” to indicate injury is the worst football-related nomenclature development of the last decade. It isn’t even close.
You’re going to be out with a face after I punch it. Room is worse.
 
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