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Iowa football player survey: Breakout prediction? Team not on the schedule you want to play?

Best Snapchat follow? Panch or Chipotle? And more

Defensive backs Anthony Gair and Greg Mabin joke while waiting for photos at Media Day at the Kenyon Practice Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Defensive backs Anthony Gair and Greg Mabin joke while waiting for photos at Media Day at the Kenyon Practice Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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We pulled aside 17 Iowa football players — ranging from redshirt freshmen to seniors — at media day Saturday to ask them a number of questions about football, burritos and everything in between.

The results:

Favorite 2015 game

Pittsburgh 5

Minnesota 4

Wisconsin 4

Nebraska 2

Illinois 1

Iowa State 1

 

 

Team not on the 2016 schedule you want to play

Ohio State 11

Alabama 2

LSU 1

Michigan State 1

Ole Miss 1

Stanford 1

 

 

Breakout player this fall

Jay Scheel 7

Jerminic Smith 2

Aaron Mends 1

Akrum Wadley 1

Brandon Snyder 1

James Daniels 1

Undecided 4

 

 

Trash talker/Most vocal

Jaleel Johnson 6

Desmond King 3

Miles Taylor 2

Akrum Wadley 1

Jerminic Smith 1

Matt VandeBerg 1

Peter Pekar 1

Undecided 2

 

 

Best Snapchat follow

Derrick Mitchell 4

Faith Ekakitie 3

Ike Boettger 3

Brady Ross 2

Adrian Falconer 1

Bo Bower 1

Jaleel Johnson 1

James Daniels 1

Undecided 1

 

 

Best football weather

Sunny and 70s 9

Cool 5

Hot 1

Heavy rain 1

Cold 1

 

 

Cowboy hat?

Yes 9

No 8

 

 

Favorite Summer Olympic sport

Track and field 8

Basketball 3

Swimming 2

Beach volleyball 1

Rugby 1

Soccer 1

Wrestling 1

 

 

Panch or Chipotle?

Chipotle 10

Pancheros 7

 

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