Iowa football recruiting: Quarterback depth chart gets interesting

Let’s see if we can figure out what the optimum number of scholarship QBs Iowa can keep entertained.Let’s rewind to 2013. That’s when sophomore Jake Rudock won the job over redshirt freshman C.J. Beathard and junior Cody Sokol, with true freshman Nic Shimonek in his first season.That was too many.Three (!!!!) of those four eventually transferred, with Shimonek (Texas Tech)...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 hours ago

Iowa signs intriguing 2016 class after Rose Bowl run

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz built his program on finding unheralded players with versatility, strong leadership skills and plenty of room to develop. The Hawkeyes brought in another recruiting class Wednesday that looks like a classic Ferentz haul. Iowa signed 24 players who all seem to have a similar profile. Nearly all of them are considered three-star recruits...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs — Iowa’s 2016 quarterbacks

QUICK LOOK BACK: This all started with a January depth chart. OK, it started a couple of days after Iowa’s disastrous showing in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said the quarterback competition had been reopened during December bowl prep.This was newsworthy. Jake Rudock started 25 of 26 games for two seasons. All of the sudden, the competition was opened. This played...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 days ago

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard undergoes sports hernia surgery

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard underwent surgery in Philadelphia last week to correct a sports hernia, according to HawkeyeReport.com and Chad Lestikow of The Des Moines Register. Beathard dealt with the injury for all of the 2015 season, as it was initially thought to be a groin strain. Considering how Iowa finished the season 12-2 (8-0 Big Ten) and nearly defeated Michigan State...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Beathard has surgery

The hope going into the offseason and spring was that Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard wouldn’t need surgery on a sports hernia. Last week, the decision was made to go ahead with surgery.Beathard, a second-team all-Big Ten quarterback in his first season as starter, had sports hernia surgery, a source confirmed Monday. Beathard, who threw for 2,809 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
16 days ago

Probably no surgery for Beathard ...

IOWA CITY — As of now, Kirk Ferentz doesn’t expect his quarterback to undergo offseason surgery. It’s not a done deal and the Iowa head coach doesn’t know what C.J. Beathard will be able to physically do this spring, but no surgery certainly is better than surgery, even in theory.Since late September, Beathard operated Iowa’s offense with a hip/groin injury that limited...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 07, 2016

After Rose Bowl loss, Iowa has plenty of wins to remember

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) It will be hard to forget how the season ended for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but they'll always remember their sensational start that nearly put then in the College Football Playoff. Iowa's surprising 12-0 run before losses in the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl surely can be a rallying point for next season. And the losses - one on a late touchdown, the other...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford dominates Iowa, 45-16, to win Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is usually one of the most anticipated bowl games of the college football season. It’s on New Year’s Day, features two premiere programs from the Big Ten and PAC-12, and has all the hoopla of the Tournament of Roses Parade earlier in the day. When the Iowa Hawkeyes took the field against the Stanford Cardinal, I can almost guarantee that they wish their day would...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa gets Christian McCaffery’d in Rose Bowl loss

Many thought Stanford running back/wide receiver/returner Christian McCaffery was the best player in college football during 2015. He didn’t win the Heisman Trophy, but was given the AP Player of the Year award. As the new year rang in, the sophomore had a chance to prove the voters who missed on him wrong and the AP voters who gave him that honor correct. It took all of one play...
Via Talking 10
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa QB C.J Beathard Swarmed On By Stanford Defense For A Sack

Stanford's offense is going to get a lot of deserved attention for its play in the Rose Bowl, but the offense is not the only unit playing well. The special teams are of course (McCaffrey's punt return), but the defense has also turned in a pretty dominant performance.As long as they keep swarming on C.J. Beathard like this Iowa doesn't have a chance at making this look respectable...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Quenton Meeks gives Stanford an early 21-point lead in the Rose Bowl on 66-yard pick six

After scoring touchdowns on its first two offensive drives of the Rose Bowl on Friday, the Stanford defense decided to get in on the fun. On a third down in Stanford territory, Iowa QB C.J. Beathard dropped back and threw to his right. Stanford's Quenton Meeks jumped the pass and took it 66 yards the other way to give the Cardinal a 21-0 lead.  The 21 first-quarter points were...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Quenton Meeks frustrates Iowa with 66-yard pick 6

Iowa is having a hard enough time slowing down Stanford’s offense in the Rose Bowl, but the latest stumble for the Hawkeyes came at the hands of the Cardinal defense as Quenton Meeks intercepted C.J. Beathard’s pass before returning it 66 yards for a touchdown. Check out the highlight below! This is how we play football out on the West Coast. Watch the #RoseBowl now on ESPN...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: What to expect from Beathard, Iowa's pass offense in Rose Bowl

C.J. Beathard has been a difference-maker for Iowa’s offense this season despite being banged up for much of it. Will the Hawkeye quarterback find consistent success against Stanford in the Rose Bowl? Marc Morehouse previews the matchups in the video below.
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 30, 2015

Following the bouncing Beathard

LOS ANGELES — No one has had a better read on the C.J. Beathard toughness-o-meter than Tyler Wiegers.Time and time again during the Hawkeyes’ season, Wiegers, a 6-4, 224-pound redshirt freshman, would see the Iowa quarterback take a nasty hit. A few times, Wiegers actually reached for his helmet. Every time, Beathard bounced off the turf and stayed in the game.“He’s not the...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 29, 2015

C.J. Beathard and hometown pal Shuler are foes again

LOS ANGELES — OK, this is kind of eerie:Iowa starting quarterback C.J. Beathard and Stanford starting center Graham Shuler are both from Franklin, Tenn., and are both fourth-year juniors.That in itself is just coincidence. But there’s more. Beathard’s father, Casey Beathard, is a prominent Nashville songwriter. Shuler’s mother, Kim Hill, is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 29, 2015

Hawkeyes spin salads, eat the Beef Bowl

LOS ANGELES — Linebacker Travis Perry donned the chef’s gear and served up a 16-ounce slice of prime rib to quarterback C.J. Beathard. He took a bite and one of the speakers asked at that precise moment for his name.“C hmmmphhff Beat lumpphhff” was all Beathard could articulate.KTLA weatherman Mark Kriski told this joke: “How do you keep Stanford out of your backyard? You...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 27, 2015

Beathard knows all about the Rose

IOWA CITY — This might not get him in good graces with his coach, but this little piece of Rose Bowl/Iowa perspective got a double-take out of quarterback C.J. Beathard.Beathard was told Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who turned 60 years old in August, was 3 the last time Iowa won a Rose Bowl, that was Jan. 1, 1959 with a 38-12 victory over California.“That’s crazy, it is crazy to...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 23, 2015

Three eras, three QBs, three Rose Bowls

IOWA CITY — When C.J. Beathard takes his first snap in Pasadena, the program ticker on Iowa quarterbacks starting Rose Bowls flips to six. Only six. It’s a fraternity of sorts, and luck plays a small role. Some of Iowa’s best quarterbacks never stepped foot inside the iconic stadium on Jan. 1. Some of them have. But starting the Rose Bowl is a defining moment for Iowa quarterbacks...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 22, 2015

Banged-up Hawkeyes expect to be healthy for Rose Bowl

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) One of the remarkable aspects of Iowa's run this season is that the Hawkeyes kept rolling even when key players kept getting hurt. Iowa (12-1) should head into the Rose Bowl about as healthy as it's been all season, with a full complement of players - including senior running back Jordan Canzeri - for the Jan. 1 game against Stanford (11-2). Canzeri suffered...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Plays of the Game collection: All 13 Iowa games

BIG-TIME BEATHARD (Iowa vs. Michigan State)DOWN, DISTANCE: Iowa faced second and 20 at its 15-yard lineSCORE/TIME: Iowa trailed 9-6, 15:00 left, fourth quarterFORMATION, PERSONNEL: Iowa — two wide receivers, two tight ends, one running back; Michigan State — four down linemen, three linebackers, four defensive backsWHAT HAPPENED: Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard passed 85 yards...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 17, 2015

Ezekiel Elliott wins Big Ten MVP, “Silver Football” trophy

An Ohio State football player has been awarded the Big Ten’s MVP for the third time in four years.  The Silver Football, a.k.a the conference’s MVP award given out by the Chicago Tribune, has been given to Buckeyes’ junior running back Ezekiel Elliott.  Elliott totaled 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He received eight of 13 first-place votes from the conference’s...
Via College Spun
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Capcom Cup commentators go crazy during Street Fighter comeback

There may still be pockets of resistance in regards to televising video game competitions — or eSports, as they’re called now — but as you surely know if you’ve watched your friends play against one another, especially in games involving some kind of sporting event or fight, the action at hand lends itself to exciting and enthusiastic commentary. That was certainly the case...
Via Awful Announcing
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Top takeaways from conference championship weekend

There are no more questions to be answered after college football’s conference championship weekend. While the selection committee won’t reveal its final rankings until early next week, we can safely project the top four teams, based on the outcomes of the games this weekend and the previous rankings. Here’s how it’s going to look, barring catastrophic upheaval: Clemson...
Via Sportsnaut
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa takes the lead in the Big Ten title game with an actual TD

Michigan State and Iowa played for three quarters in Indianapolis without scoring a touchdown.Apparently something clicked when they switched sides for the fourth.C.J. Beathard found Tevaun Smith on a deep pattern down the hash mark for an 85-yard scoring strike that put the Hawkeyes on top 13-9. Watch it above.
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa WR Tevaun Smith Dabs After Scoring On 85-Yard Touchdown Play

Iowa got the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Championship game started with a bang with the game's first touchdown, a beauty of an 85-yard pass play from CJ Beathard to Tevaun Smith. All touchdowns deserve a little celebration, but when they are as big as this one you better do it right.So Smith did what Cam Newton and so many others do now--he hit the crowd with a little dab. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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