Monday, August 19, 2013

12 Days until a new QB takes over reigns for the Hawkeyes

The Iowa Hawkeyes prior to the 2012 season finished 10 straight seasons bowl eligible under head coach Kirk Ferentz.  But, the 2012 season finished a disappointing 4-8, including six straight loses to finish the season.

Unlike every other major college football team in 2012, the Iowa Hawkeyes only played one quarterback all season.  So, many around Iowa are interested in seeing the debut on a new quarterback, after two seasons with James Vandenberg at the helm.

Who will be Iowa's 'next man in' at Quarterback?

"I am happy with the way the team has been working," said Ferentz. "It hasn't been perfect, but we're making progress. We certainly have a lot of work to do in all areas, but the attitude has been good."

Ferentz wouldn't come out and hand the keys of the Hawkeye offense to sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock publicly, but the Florida native ran exclusively with the first teamers for the duration of the Kid's Day scrimmage on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in front of roughly 12,000 Iowa fans.

"We'll look at the tapes and talk a little bit tomorrow and the next couple of days, and we'll make a decision this week," said Ferentz. "Jake is doing a good job. There are no complaints there. He is still a young guy, but has done a nice job.

"I don't think anyone is displeased with the other two guys (Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard) either. We'll see what it looks like this week, and we'll keep moving forward."

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