IOWA CITY, Iowa – We look forward to Monday's podcast because it features Don Patterson's insight on the Iowa football team.
Patterson talks about how he thinks the Iowa coaches might have used the bye week to add some new wrinkles on offense, including using Desmond King as a receiver and Akrum Wadley in the slot.
Patterson looks at Penn State's strengths and weaknesses in preparation for Saturday's game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. He thinks with a good effort that 5-3 Iowa could rise to the occasion on Saturday.
Patterson also discusses Kirk Ferentz's no-visit policy for committed players. Ferentz's policy has been scrutinized and criticized in the wake of Texas 4-star running back Eno Benjamin de-committing from Iowa. Benjamin told Tyler Devine from Allhawkeyes that the Iowa coaches couldn't get over that he visited other schools and felt it was best to part ways.
Patterson agrees with Ferentz's policy and says Hayden Fry had the same policy while coaching the Hawkeyes from 1979-98. Patterson was an assistant coach under Fry for all 20 seasons at Iowa and was the head coach at Western Illinois and an assistant coach at Connecticut before retiring after last season.