Iowa fans make bowl preference known; C.J. Beathard’s future as starter

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The fan’s bowl of choice

There is one bowl destination that stands out above the others. Land of 10 discusses where the Iowa fan base wants to go for bowl season. Apparently, those from the Hawkeye State think Tennessee is lovely this time of year.

QB decision on hold

It’s too early to say if former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard will start another game for San Francisco. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is waiting to pick between Jimmy Garoppolo and Beathard until he sees if Beathard recovers from hip and knee injuries sustained on Sunday. Here is the Associated Press story.

An early holiday gift

The Hawkeyes went out and picked up a run game blueprint for a 3-4 defense on Black Friday. The Land of 10 Iowa film room explains what changes the Hawkeyes made.

A plus-one

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is heading to the Senior Bowl. He’s not going alone. He’s bringing teammate and offensive guard Sean Welsh with him.

Lambert > Butkus

At least, that’s probably the consensus with Iowa fans. The Butkus Award passed on linebacker Josey Jewell as a finalist. It didn’t stop the Touchdown Club of Columbus from naming Jewell its 2017 recipient.

He’s back

Forward Nicholas Baer missed the start of the regular season with a broken pinky. Iowa expects him to return to the lineup against Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Land of 10 breaks down what his return means.

What now?

Iowa guard Connor McCaffery, who recently spent two days in the hospital, is out for an extended period of time with mono. Where does Iowa’s guard depth now stand? Jeremiah Davis of the Cedar Rapids Gazette looks into it.

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