If, like me, you were extremely concerned to not see Brents in the two deep, apparently he's injured. Banwart is in a boot as well, so I would not be surprised to see him back as a starter come week 2 or 3.
Wondered on Brents, but no Beyer?
Kind of surprising, but otoh, all the videos of camp stuff I've seen showed Drew Cook and Weiting making plays. I am kind of glad he may get a chance to show what he can do at TE this year.
Beyer is still recovering from an injury and Brents is suspected to have been injured per Dear Old Gold.
Good to know. I was startled not to see Brents as well. I would think he would replace DJ Johnson as backup to corner to OJ when healthy? Brents has to be one of Iowa's best cover corners (if not the best).
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I think the best news out of this is that we have a new punter.
If you look back over the last couple seasons, I think we've left 2-3 wins on the table due to poor punting leading to losing the battle of field position.
Watching a replay of the Purdue game field position killed us. Iowa would get pinned deep and drive out 30 yards and instead of pinning them deep we would have a 30 yard punt and give it to them 30 yards from field goal range. The defense would hold but they would just pin Iowa deep again. The Northwestern game had some more of the same with the offense and defense getting put in terrible situations every time. Of course that game had 2 fumbles at the worst moments to keep us from winning.
I never understood how a punter who couldn't get a ball to travel more than 40 yards from his foot to where it hit the ground could be a division 1 big ten punter (well other than large checks to I-club).
Am I the only one somewhat surprised this came out today and not, as is usual, Monday or Tuesday of next week? Not that it really matters - Iowa's official 2-deeps aren't worth the paper they're printed on - but my recollection was that even the Week 1 depth chart didn't get released until game week.
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Last few years the first game depth chart has been released the Friday before Game Week. Once the season starts, depth chart comes out either on Sunday or Monday (I'm old now).
It seems like DJ Johnson's size could be an issue if he is going to be the "cash" guy this year. I suspect with him out there it will look a lot more like a nickel D than the sort of hybrid LB/4-3 defense we saw last year. Norm Parker must be rolling over in his grave (RIP).
I'm really curious why Levi Paulen hasnt been a hands down starter the past couple years considering how well he played in the bowl game a couple seasons ago and how poorly our interior was the last 2 seasons
injuries have been a part of the equation for both of the Paulsens. Here's hoping each guy is healthy this year and ready for a big year.
Banwart in a boot is no good. Supposedly he's got alot of potential. Levis a great option to have at that spot if he can't take it. Polesek sees them everyday and plays the best. I hope Levi makes it so the coaches have to play him. We don't play against a decent d till week 3. Phil has said that the cash position was meant for a corner its just that hooker took it. He'll be playing in the nfl this year. The defense has rarely been a concern for me. Its always the offense and how we can be good enough. We need playmakers on that side of the ball.
Banwart's been starting (or playing significantly when healthy) since he was a RS Frosh - neither of the Paulsens played that much that early. It may just be that Banwart can never be healthy enough to break out and take the big leap forward, but considering the staff has been going back to him each and every time each time he gets healed up - something they've never really done with either Paulsen - I'm guessing the job is Banwart's to lose UNLESS Paulsen goes into Instant Kill Mode while Banwart's out.
I strongly prefer winning over losing.