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On Iowa Podcast: Hawkeye defense talks improvement

Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Shannon Brooks (23) is tackled by Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Josey Jewell (43) and Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Parker Hesse (40) in the first half of a Big Ten football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)
Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Shannon Brooks (23) is tackled by Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Josey Jewell (43) and Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Parker Hesse (40) in the first half of a Big Ten football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

A week after Northwestern racked up 198 rushing yards and scored 38 points at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa's defense responded by limiting Minnesota to 268 total yards (including 102 rushing) in a 14-7 victory.

So what changed, and how can this group continue to build on that? Listen to this edition of the On Iowa Podcast as four members of the Hawkeye defense are interviewed at this week's media availability.

Plus, Desmond King talks kick returns (and offense?), Ike Boettger explains the offensive line shuffle and the Hawkeyes look ahead to this week's game at Purdue.

Here's the full lineup:

0:24 — LB Josey Jewell

10:45 — LB Ben Niemann

15:11 — DE Anthony Nelson

18:25 — CB Desmond King

29:05 — OL Ike Boettger

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