Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.

UNI Panthers

On UNI Podcast: UNI quarterbacks coach Justin Roper

Justin Roper, UNI football
Justin Roper, UNI football

On this week’s On UNI Podcast, first-year UNI quarterbacks coach Justin Roper breaks down the Panthers’ four-way quarterback competition.

Roper also discusses how he’s fit in philosophically with UNI’s offensive assistants, what a summer day is like in the life of a college quarterback and much more.

Click below to listen, or be sure to subscribe and download the On UNI podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

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