**Official 2021 Iowa Football Off-Season Thread**

CamelTones

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Currently holds offers from Penn State, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana and now Iowa. I’m guessing there will be others joining.
 

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Don’t do it. It will only make the inevitable worse.
I am confident enough in what I'm hearing to say he's going to surprise people this year.
What would be the measuring stick of success for Spencer this year? Wins? Yards? Int/TD?
 

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I am confident enough in what I'm hearing to say he's going to surprise people this year.
What would be the measuring stick of success for Spencer this year? Wins? Yards? Int/TD?
I'm hearing the same.
 

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Maybe Saturday was an anomaly, but he looked like the exact same player. Hopefully he keeps working.
 

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I am confident enough in what I'm hearing to say he's going to surprise people this year.
What would be the measuring stick of success for Spencer this year? Wins? Yards? Int/TD?
If you look at his individual performance, going from an adj yards/attempt of 6.2 to 7.5+, or a QB rating of 119 to ~140 would put him at around a top 40 QB. He doesn't need to be great, just improve.
 

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I don’t know about what stats would be considered a success, but I’d consider it a success if he is more Jake Rudock than Jake Christensen in 2021.

“Don’t be one of the worst quarterbacks in college football “ is a pretty low bar, but one Petras has yet to clear.
 

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I don’t know about what stats would be considered a success, but I’d consider it a success if he is more Jake Rudock than Jake Christensen in 2021.

“Don’t be one of the worst quarterbacks in college football “ is a pretty low bar, but one Petras has yet to clear.
Maybe 140 was aggressive. Here's the last two decades of Iowa QB performance:

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If he can get to more Jake Rudock or Nate Stanely levels, that would be a huge improvement.
 

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Looking at the game log last year, the last two games were huge for Petras. Midway through the season, he was having unquestionably the worst season of any QB under Ferentz at Iowa:

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In fairness, he didn't get 2-3 tuneup games against bumfuck state to pad his stats, and saying that he improved to the level of only being the third worst QB under Ferentz is damning with pretty faint praise, but still it was looking pretty bleak there.
 
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If you look at his individual performance, going from an adj yards/attempt of 6.2 to 7.5+, or a QB rating of 119 to ~140 would put him at around a top 40 QB. He doesn't need to be great, just improve.
The stats I posted above are roughly 135-ish

Predicated on the 2018 Nate Stanley season
 

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I just don’t see this happening, but I like your confidence. Feels like our defense could be decent but is going to have some growing pains as they try to stop Hall and I just don’t think the Iowa passing game will do much other than cause me to drink more
 

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Exiting Jack Trice with a trophy and no poop in his pants.
Second game of the year against the best ISU team we'll have faced in over a decade, I'll accept the trophy even if there is a big ol' pile of shit in those pants.
 
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