IOWA CITY, Iowa – When Jake Rudock announced he was transferring to Michigan, Iowa’s quarterback depth took a hit. It might have worked in the Hawkeyes’ favor as it pertains to chemistry, however.
C.J. Beathard, the new starter, has taken the bulk of first-team reps this spring. It’s helped put he and his receivers on the same page.
"It makes us a lot more at ease," junior wideout Matt Vandeberg said Wednesday. "We don’t have to be worried about who’s taking snaps, how the ball comes out. Balls come out of different guys’ hands differently so…Knowing that it’s one guy and you know that that’s your guy, that’s your leader, it’s a big difference."
Watch more of what Vandeberg said about his position’s progress this spring in the below video:
Tight end Henry Krieger Coble also met with the media here at the Iowa football performance center on Wednesday. He felt good about offensive coordinator Greg Davis said players at that position could take advantage of mismatches against defenses.
"It’s just a great opportunity. We’re all really excited just to be able to move around a lot and be able to do a bunch of different things. We’re not just using one set formation where we’re used just as blockers or just as a route guy. We can all do multiple things and I think that’s the strength of our group," Krieger Coble said.
Watch the rest of our interview with Krieger Coble in the video below:
Kyle Terlouw has come out of nowhere to land on the depth chart as a defensive tackle. He walked into the team last summer after prepping at Lynnville-Sully High and spending two years playing at Iowa Central Community College.
Terlouw talked Wednesday about his decision to turn down scholarship offers from other schools to pay his way at Iowa. Check it out:
Senior Fullback Adam Cox spoke Wednesday about coming back from a knee injury that sidelined him last season and also what attracted him to to position he plays. Watch what he said: