An ideal Iowa football recruiting pitch; C.J. Beathard gets love out of Arizona

Iowa football is always the main topic in Iowa Breakfast Club, Land of 10’s daily Hawkeyes notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Hawkeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Iowa football, recruiting, basketball and more.

A heck of a recruiting pitch

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz may not need to send out his assistants on the recruiting trail anytime soon. Passing on what Sport Illustrated NFL reporter and editor Peter King wrote about the program in his Monday Morning Quarterback column might do the trick. Yeah, it’s that complementary.

Losing a game, gaining respect

Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard took a beating and was sacked five times in San Francisco’s loss to Arizona on Sunday. His 49ers teammates and coaches praised Beathard’s toughness after the game. Arizona coach Bruce Arians did the same on Monday, telling Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals team website ” God bless Beathard.”

Big-time moment, big-time plays

Several Iowa players put together big performances against Ohio State. The Land of 10 Iowa film room breaks down a few of them, most notably quarterback Nate Stanley and cornerback Josh Jackson. Each might have played their best game of the season on Saturday.

How did he do that?

Land of 10 explained the fake field goal where holder Tyler Kluver caught an 18-yard pass. How was he an eligible receiver? What is the lonesome polecat formation? Learn about it all here. Marc Morehouse, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, also wrote about the play, detailing how it unfolded from the player’s perspective.

So you’re telling me there’s a chance

Chad Leistikow of figured out how the Hawkeyes can still win the Big Ten West division title. It’s not easy, in fact it’s a real long shot, but it is a possibility.

Awards week

The Hawkeyes took home a bunch of honors on Monday. Jackson was the co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. The Rose Bowl named Stanley its Big Ten Player of the Week. The College Football Writers Association and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit each named Iowa its team of the week.

Little problems, long absence

Iowa men’s basketball forward Nicholas Baer will miss three to four weeks with a broken left pinky finger. Baer, the reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year, is a vital, jack-of-all trades, component to the team. Freshman Luka Garza and Jack Nunge will be asked to do more of the heavy lifting in November with Baer out.

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