C.J. Beathard on the rise, predicting Iowa’s starting QB, meet TE commit Logan Lee

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Just start him

Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard needs to be the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback,  according to Mercury News guest columnist Larry Krueger. Beathard fans shouldn’t get their hopes up yet. Odds are Brian Hoyer is still starting the NFL opener Sept. 10 for the 49ers.

Speak up

The knock on Iowa sophomore quarterback Nathan Stanley is he is too quiet. That’s not the case says his high school football coach in this Land of 10 position preview. Also, Iowa hasn’t picked a starting quarterback yet. Land of 10 isn’t waiting. Here is the projected depth chart.

Meet Logan Lee

Class of 2019 tight end commit Logan Lee is from a village of 1,861 people in Illinois. Yes, a village, not a city. Matthew Bain of the Iowa City Press-Citizen went to Orion to figure out how the small town created the future Hawkeye.

Brotherly love

Linebackers Ben and Nick Niemann grew up in a football family. Their dad, Jay, is a college coach. It helped them become college players. It also resulted in a lot of drywall damage in the basement. Land of 10 profiled the siblings on Wednesday.

Kirk Ferentz gives back

Football coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife Mary donated $1 million to fund neonatal research at Iowa’s Children’s Hospital. He went on the Hawk Central podcast to discuss the donation.

Who you got?

You get $15. Pick the best Kirk Ferentz Era Iowa football squad in this Land of 10 game.

Bad news, good news

Bad news: Iowa baseball lost to Japan 11-5 in the World University Games on Wednesday, as Brandon DeBreuil of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports.

Good news: The Hawkeyes, who are serving as Team USA in the international tournament, still qualified for the Super Round.

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