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So let’s get to it. Here is the Iowa Breakfast Club for Friday, Aug. 11.
It’s always bowl-projection season
The college football season has yet to start, but that didn’t stop CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm from predicting how bowl season will play out. Where does he envision Iowa ending up? Here is a hint: It’s in the concrete jungle out East.
Running down a dream
Former Iowa wide receiver Riley McCarron entered the NFL preseason a long shot to make the Houston Texans roster. A good few weeks that carried over into the team’s first exhibition game on Wednesday helps his chances of making the 53-man roster, writes Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Kicking his way to a scholarship
Class of 2020 kicker Aaron Blom already has the attention of Iowa football. Luke Feddersen of Rivals caught up with Blom to find out where things sit in his recruitment.
It’s not easy being No. 3
Iowa is in dire need of offensive playmakers. Graduate transfer James Butler isn’t just a viable option — he needs to become the third weapon behind running back Akrum Wadley and wide receiver Matt VandeBerg.
Colten Rastetter or Ryan Gersonde?
Quarterback isn’t the only position battle taking place in preseason camp. Colten Rastetter and Ryan Gersonde are competing to handle the punting duties. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register took a look where things sit.
New No. 93 like the old No. 93
At least, that’s the hope for defensive end Brandon Simon. He wears the old number of former defensive end Mike Daniels. The two are both from New Jersey. Now, Simon wants to start playing like Daniels, as he told Land of 10.
Thomas Gilman suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss in the NCAA Tournament semifinals this past season. How is he getting past such a tough end to his Iowa career? By setting his sights on the World Championships.
What to watch
Tom Kakert of Rivals took a look at the top five storylines with the Iowa defense and five players worth watching. Three of his five players are in the secondary.
Rebuilding the wide receivers
Wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland is tasked with turning around his position group after subpar season in 2016. How will he do it? Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation takes a look.
Overtaking the Swiss
Iowa basketball moved to 2-0 in its European tour. The Hawkeyes beat a Swiss All-Star team 125-56 on Thursday. Here is a recap.