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Topic: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread

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Hawkinole

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2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« on: January 07, 2020, 11:46:56 PM »
Geno Stone, Iowa's second team All Big Ten safety from New Castle, Pennsylvania declared for the NFL draft. Iowa's defensive backfield plays lights out, but I don't think Geno Stone was the best cover person in the defensive backfield. That honor I bestow upon CB Michael Ojemudia who is a graduating senior and came in as a 2-star recruit.

There are holes to fill in 2020 in the defensive backfield.
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Hawkinole

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 01:52:00 AM »
Oh my, an even bigger defection. Peyton Mansell, the 2018 Iowa backup QB entered the transfer portal. So 2019 backup QB Spencer Petras will almost definitely be the starting QB in 2020.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:27:35 AM »
I believe Mansell has family back in Texas and wants to be closer to home.  My guess is that he goes to an FCS or G5 school (SMU or North Texas are probably good options), but there might be an outside chance he ends up at a school like Texas Tech (it worked for Nic Shimonek).

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 02:17:15 PM »
I believe Mansell has family back in Texas and wants to be closer to home.  My guess is that he goes to an FCS or G5 school (SMU or North Texas are probably good options), but there might be an outside chance he ends up at a school like Texas Tech (it worked for Nic Shimonek).
His wife is a pitcher for Baylor. IIRC he was a 4* recruit so my guess he will land someplace decent. He also could be graduating this spring so he may leave with two years eligibility and not have to sit out a year. 

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 08:36:36 AM »
It appears Mansell is heading to Abilene Christian. I didn't check ESPN, but Mansell was a mid-3 star recruit by the main services  coming out of HS.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 11:54:59 PM »
Interesting. Abilene Christian is an FCS school that went 5-7 a year ago. Their starting QB is Luke Anthony, a junior, who was a 2-star recruit per 24/7. Not sure why Mansell would transfer to a school who as a returning starting QB. Perhaps it is not all about football.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 07:16:00 PM »
Epenesa and Wirfs officially declare.

Toren Young also for forgoing senior year. Unexpected, but I get it it. UDFA junior RB with a degree vs UDFA senior RB with a degree. Not much reason for him to stay.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 08:49:26 PM »
Interesting. Abilene Christian is an FCS school that went 5-7 a year ago. Their starting QB is Luke Anthony, a junior, who was a 2-star recruit per 24/7. Not sure why Mansell would transfer to a school who as a returning starting QB. Perhaps it is not all about football.
Last year's starter at ACU,  Luke Athony, has announced he is transferring.  But the Backup QB at ACU saw a lot of action as a dual threat running QB, so there is still no guarantee that Mansell will be the starter next year.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 01:39:09 AM »
Toren Young also for forgoing senior year. Unexpected, but I get it it. UDFA junior RB with a degree vs UDFA senior RB with a degree. Not much reason for him to stay.
I am from Iowa. I would have stuck it out at Iowa.

Toren Young is a slasher. He had one long run this season. Toren has great foot speed from 0 to 10-yards, but he was slow at wide open in the field. I wish him luck. I wished he had stayed. He could have contributed in 2020 on short yardage plays.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 01:40:13 AM »
Last year's starter at ACU,  Luke Athony, has announced he is transferring.  But the Backup QB at ACU saw a lot of action as a dual threat running QB, so there is still no guarantee that Mansell will be the starter next year.
Thanks for this. I didn't know Luke Anthony was transferring. 

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 03:20:33 PM »
I am from Iowa. I would have stuck it out at Iowa.

Toren Young is a slasher. He had one long run this season. Toren has great foot speed from 0 to 10-yards, but he was slow at wide open in the field. I wish him luck. I wished he had stayed. He could have contributed in 2020 on short yardage plays.
Not that it really matters, but that only solidifies Goodson as the #1 back, but it might make Byrd the #2 back.  He's a Thompson High School graduate (Alabaster AL), which coincidentally is the school system my daughter attends.  I'll be pulling hard for him.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 07:27:16 PM »
Not that it really matters, but that only solidifies Goodson as the #1 back, but it might make Byrd the #2 back.  He's a Thompson High School graduate (Alabaster AL), which coincidentally is the school system my daughter attends.  I'll be pulling hard for him.
I would think Mekhi Sargent remains the #2, at least to start the season. Hard to say where Ivory Kelly-Martin is at in the big picture.

Selfishly, I'm sad to see Young go. I liked Goodson and Young as a 1-2 combo.

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 03:32:38 PM »
Toren Young is a slasher. He had one long run this season. Toren has great foot speed from 0 to 10-yards, but he was slow at wide open in the field. I wish him luck. I wished he had stayed. He could have contributed in 2020 on short yardage plays.
What is really surprising tho, is he is declaring for the draft not transferring to another school. 

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Re: 2020 Iowa Offseason Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2020, 01:47:40 PM »
Iowa lands grad transfer Coy Cronk. He'll help fill the giant hole left by Tristan Wirfs, and help solidify OL. With the addition, Kallenberger likely stays at LG instead of moving out to RT, and they just need to find some consistency/health at RG.

Question marks remain at MLB and overall DL depth

 

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