Iowa football: Why virtual reality is C.J. Beathard’s secret weapon, trying to tackle Akrum Wadley and more

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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.


Virtual reality reps paying off

Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard is the talk of San Francisco 49ers training camp, currently running as the No. 2 quarterback. What is his secret to success as a rookie? A virtual reality headset, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

Bringing down Akrum Wadley

What is it like trying to tackle running back Akrum Wadley? Land of 10 asked Big Ten defenders to explain and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy needed to discuss a different sport to do it justice.

Lessons learned from future pros

Cornerbacks Desmond King and Greg Mabin are no longer at Iowa, but their impact will be felt this season. The Land of 10 position preview explains why Likely starters Manny Rugamba and Joshua Jackson are relying on what they learned from the duo in camp. Also, here is the projected depth chart in the secondary.

Where did Nile Kinnick go?

The statue of the former Iowa Heisman Trophy winner is no longer outside Kinnick Stadium. Iowa temporarily moved the statue for repairs.

Westward Ho

The Philadelphia Eagles traded former Iowa offensive tackle Matt Tobin to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Here is a recap of the trade.

Line ’em up

The Iowa defensive line could look a little different this year with defensive ends playing defensive tackle. Jeremiah Davis of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains in a defensive line position preview.

No respect

The Associated Press released its preseason college football Top 25 poll on Monday. The Hawkeyes didn’t receive a vote.

World University Games Recap

The Iowa baseball team is representing the United States at the World University Games in Taipei. The Hawkeyes opened up tournament play with a 5-1 win against Mexico on Sunday, Brandon DuBreuil of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports.

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