The Walk Through -- Wind 5-to-10 mph out of the south
Bunch of pregame pics
Internet is working.
-- Iowa QBs have been out on the Jack Trice Stadium field. Jake Rudock did test the wind, which looks to be brisk coming out of the south. Forecasters have put it at 5 to 15 mph. The flags at the top of the stadium are horizontal and flapping.
Iowa kickers start their warmup kicking with the wind to their backs and they are banging footballs off the glass front of the Jacobson Building. This happens all the time here, I’m sure, and so I’m sure that’s bullet-proof glass.
BTW, Rudock looked OK throwing either way. C.J. Beathard with the wind to his back was launching.
-- Safeties Nico Law and Ruben Lile were out doing some extra stretching. The TEs have also been out, too.
-- Thought this was interesting.
From the St. Paul Pioneer-Press:
Rodrick Williams was on the phone scheduling a visit to the University of Iowa his senior year in high school when he told the Hawkeyes staff member he also was interested in the rival Gophers.
“The recruiting coach laughed at me and said, ‘I thought you like to win,’ ” Williams said.
As a result, “I committed to Minnesota that same week,” he added.
Iowa has been circled in Minnesota, which is nothing new.
-- Trying to check out Mike Meyer's range into the wind. He just drilled a 43-yarder that made it easily. His first attempt from that spot was short.
-- Fiesta Bowl rep in the press box. No, not that Fiesta Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings (formerly the Insight Bowl) Bowl rep.
Iowa and Iowa State have played in the Arizona bowl. I liked it. Hey, why not?
-- Jordan Lomax is on the field. Remember, he missed last week with the sore hamstring. I think they held him out for precaution, but who knows.
LB Reggie Spearman is here and in uni. Doesn't mean he'll play. OL Sean Welsh also is here. That's kinda weird, but they do dress some frosh and bring them along.
We'll see. I think Spearman maybe, but I wouldn't bet a dime on it.
-- Iowa radio: Lomax missed some practice this week, King starts. First true frosh to start since Jovon Johnson in 2002.
-- Trosh CB Desmond King remains the starter in team. Haluska and McCarron are No. 1 WRs, but don't read too much into that.
-- ISU coach Paul Rhoads on Iowa pregame: "Gary, we tried to fix everything." ISU lost 28-20 to UNI in its opener.
QB Sam Richardson wasn't the problem. He threw two TD passes and had more than 100 yards total offense.
He looks OK in warmups. He sprained an ankle against the Panthers and missed some time during the Cyclones' off week.
-- Hawkeyes marching band is out. The interactions I've had with HMB members on Twitter has been fun.
-- The Trice field: Kentucky bluegrass, 1.25 inches in height.
5 to 10 mph wind out of the south, partly cloudy, 75 degrees.-- Some pregame pics: