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If there was one area that I believe I saw definite improvement, yesterday at Kinnick, it was Wide receiver.
You saw Cameron Wilson having a very productive day, getting seperation, snatching passes and gettin some
very impressive YAC. He would be a starter, imho, if we played next week.
KMM.......also, looked very energetic, stronger and as he was last year, our most reliable hands on the team.
Blake Haluska is definitely in the mix. What's not to like? Big target, with definite athletic ability and some speed.
He has the work ethic to be a bigger version of Ed Hinkel, imho.
Jake Hilliard also had a couple of nice catches.
Tevaun Smith?? Just did not show up, despite some of the 'experts' here and elsewhere indicating he was
'the next big thing'. If Smith does not improve, Derrick Willes will FLY past him in the fall.
LET'S GO HAWKS !!!!
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
While I would agree that the WR spot has definitely improved over last year I still wouldn't say it's a strength for the Hawkeyes. If KMM, Wilson play like they did yesterday then we'll easily have a better passing game next year. I also think McCarron, who was out with a hamstring injury yesterday, is a guy that will help next year along with Powell (hopefully). Completely disagree on Smith though. The kid has all the tools to be an outstanding WR, but yes, he did struggle yesterday.
Smith dropped a pass, right into his hands, yesterday.........Could have been a big gain.
Just reporting what I saw and he was invisible on Saturday.....
And Legend, I do want to thank you for buttressing my argument that this position may end up being a
Position of strength in 2013, with Damond Powell & McCarron, possibly contributing to that.
However, the guys that did play Football at WR on Saturday, acquitted themselves quite well.
I see that I got a ding on my OP.
Well, there's always those Cornholer lurkers out there.........
All I'm saying is that I wouldn't call it a position of strength for Iowa because of one solid practice. I think there's talent there but it's definitely wait and see for me. And I already agreed that Smith didn't have a good practice yesterday. Fwiw, he was being covered by Lowery who, if he stays healthy, will probably be an All-B1G performer.
While I am glad they looked good yesterday it is way to early to say anything about it, I mean at the practice in Des Moines they looked below average. It doesn't sound like Wilson does this daily by what I have read. I will say it is a good leap forward, with much more promise at this point than we had last year. If it can be an area of strength watch out because with the running game we have a passing game to go with it would be a helluva combo.
And as far as you being dv'd Sky maybe try not putting people down in your op and maybe they would show you respect as well, just a thought
This post was edited by HawkiBrad55 12 months ago
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I don't downvote people, but the subtle attack on people who have praised Smith is probably why others did. One practice doesn't make or break a player, so no matter what Smith did yesterday, I don't think it's that big of a deal. As a true freshman, he proved to the coaches that he was good enough to crack the rotation during B1G play. I think Willies has a lot of potential, but he hasn't done anything at the college level yet, whereas Smith has.
I don't believe in down voting posts because everyone has an opinion and that is why I read boards is to hear other opinions but I do make the exception for when people complain about being down voted. It just reminds me of being a kid and being tattled on. My advice is don't let thing such as down votes disturb you.
I don't downvote but don't put down peoples opinion, I haven't watched the game yet but was Tevaun on B.J's side? From my understanding no one was really throwing his way and also you can't judge a person on one day anyway, Tevaun has done a lot of good things, like Todd said the coaches obviously thought he was good enough to not red shirt, he did very well in USA vs Canada and that was against some of the top recruits in the nation. I always have said I THINK he well be good, if he isn't then so be it or if other guys are better that is great and just means we have some very good w.r's.
You aren't a person you are a troll
Well I am about 2 and a half quarters in and I agree with what you said pretty much Sky, Haluska looks good(he is a pretty big athletic dude) Smith is having a very bad game. KMM and Wilson look the best in this game and the tight ends all look very good.
And he isn't a w.r but Canzeri has looked very, very good.
$50 question - what position is George Kittle playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes? I've heard several on this board say he was going to play TE at Iowa, but in the scrimmage he was spread out a lot and looked like a WR.
I was thinking the same thing and they called him a tight end on BTN too but it looked like he was out in the slot to me.
I'm assuming Iowa sees him more in the Y-Back category along with guys like Jake Duzey, so he may be a jack-of-all-trades type of guy.
This thread has almost 400 views and I'm the OP, who actually attended the
Iowa Spring game. And it was a very fine afternoon, shared with
17,000 of my closest friends.
It seemed that George Kittle was playing TE, but it's early for him.
Question: His Dad is Ron Kittle, former Iowa Offensive lineman?
For one there Mr sky, I called Morrison the troll hence why I quoted him and for 2 yes on the Kittle question
Bruce Kittle, who as you said was a former offensive lineman at Iowa, and was then a GA working with Ferentz, who was the offensive line coach. He was recently let go at Oklahoma, but here's his bio.
Thanks Brad.........guess I'm a bit paranoid about the
Cornholer lurker types.
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