C.J. Beathard more than a placeholding starter; how CB Josh Jackson ended up at Iowa

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The conversation in San Francisco is of former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard serving as the starter until Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to play. How does Beathard handle it? A lot like the way he handled criticism with the Hawkeyes. Kirk Larrabee of 247Sports.com writes about Beathard’s mindset here.

The road to Iowa City

How did so many teams miss on cornerback Josh Jackson out of high school? Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines investigates. The Hawkeyes were the only Power 5 Conference offer for the Texas native.

The challenge, part 1

After the Ohio State film session, Iowa offensive line coach Tim Polasek demanded his players essentially repeat their performance of last week. Land of 10 explains why it might be necessary for victory over Wisconsin.

The challenge, part 2

The Iowa women’s basketball team opens the season by hosting the Hawkeye Challenge, starting on Friday. Jeff Linder of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains why the tournament truly is a challenge for the Hawkeyes this season.

Q&A session

The Iowa men’s basketball season starts on Friday. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register answers several questions. Some, like how long small forward Nicholas Baer expects to be out, matter today. Others, like if Class of 2018 signee Joe Wieskamp will start from day one, will matter in the long-run.

Awards week continue

The Hawkeyes brought home a lot of Big Ten and national honors after beating the Buckeyes last week. The awards continued to roll in on Thursday. The Manning Award named Nate Stanley its quarterback of the week.

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