The role of faith in Iowa football; is CB Josh Jackson a first-round NFL talent? –

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Faith and football

After dropping a fourth down overtime pass against Northwestern, Iowa tight end Noah Fant said he relied on his faith to get over the disappointing moment. Land of 10 explores how some Hawkeyes rely on their faith to get through a football season.

Iowa’s next first-round pick?

Pro Football Focus had cornerback Josh Jackson as a first-round pick in its first 2018 mock draft. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register called the folks at PPF to find out why they placed him there.

The latest Brian Ferentz news

Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz met with athletic director Gary Barta on Monday over his profanity-filled comments from Saturday night. Coach Kirk Ferentz called the comments inappropriate and said during his press conference on Tuesday the Hawkeyes will abide by any punishment handed down from the Big Ten.

Where the OC goes from here

Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette wrote the incident on Saturday is bad, but doesn’t need to define the offensive coordinator.

What’s next for C.J. Beathard

The Land of 1o question of the day explores where things go from here for former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard after the San Francisco 49ers traded for QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Monday night.

A meal for a king

How did Iowa celebrate by beating Minnesota on Saturday? They dined on hog the following night. It turns out the Hawkeyes like their rivalry victories with some meat and a side of barbeque sauce.

Time to get on the mat

The Iowa wrestling team is opening the season No. 7 in the initial USA Today/National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, writes K.J. Pilcher of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The Hawkeyes return two All-Americans and were third in the final poll of last season.

Basketball it is

Connor McCaffery will be playing on the hardwood after all this season. The Hawkeyes confirmed the news on Tuesday. The move isn’t a surprise. Redshirting, McCaffery’s original plan, wasn’t an option after Christian Williams transferred. McCaffery is the only true backup point guard on the roster.

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