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Tag: "C.J. Beathard"

Ferentz talks short passes, Martin-Manley, revamped Ball State

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five quick-hit talking points from each Iowa football news conference of the season. Here’s the early buzz before Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Ball State: THE SHORT STUFF: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said the short passing game used against Northern Iowa was a result of the […]

What two-QB system? Ferentz praises Rudock, doesn’t use Beathard

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – There has been lots of talk about Iowa using two quarterbacks this season with the continued improvement of sophomore backup C.J. Beathard. It remained as talk on Saturday, as junior starter Jake Rudock went the distance during a season-opening 31-23 victory over Northern Iowa. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he never considered […]

Two quarterbacks better than one? We’ll find out

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa’s two-quarterback attack appears headed to the field this fall. Count me in. My endorsement is not a knock on junior Jake Rudock. His cerebral approach and command of the playbook make him the Hawkeyes’ clear No. 1 choice at quarterback. With a season under his belt, I expect Rudock to throw […]

QB Beathard prepared to be the main man

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

C.J. Beathard stood on the practice field Monday at Iowa football media day, ball in hand and nearly a full circle of reporters around him. Almost as if he is the starting quarterback. But Jake Rudock sits at No. 1 on the depth chart, fresh off an 8-5 season in his first year as the […]

Hawkeye media day: LeShun Daniels, Rudock/Beathard, life after C.J.

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hawkeye columnist Rick Brown provides the five biggest talking points from Iowa football media day on Monday: Depth at running back: The core of the running game rests in backs Mark Weisman, Jordan Canzeri, Damon Bullock and LeShun Daniels. “We have four guys we can put in a game and have confidence in,” […]

Five new players on Hawkeyes’ Leadership Group

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014

Twelve members of the Iowa football team have been named to the 2014 Leadership Group, coach Kirk Ferentz said today. The group formulates policies and takes part in decision-making matters for the following season. The group is selected by a team vote. Seven members – quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Jake Rudock, offensive linemen Austin Blythe, […]

Rick Brown: Hawkeyes leave spring with two capable QBs

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Quarterback C.J. Beathard created a buzz with his arm and his feet Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game at Kinnick Stadium. “I think he had a good day, and a good spring,” Jake Rudock said. A year ago, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t really know if he had a Big Ten-level […]

Derrick Willies’ preseason star swells in Iowa spring game

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He’s no fluke. Derrick Willies put on another pass-catching spectacle Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game, proving his performance two weeks ago in West Des Moines wasn’t a one-time wonder. “He’s a talented player,” fellow receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “He plays with a lot of confidence and a lot of heart.” And […]

Jake Rudock having impressive spring as Iowa tweaks offense

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – There is no quarterback controversy at Iowa, and that’s no surprise. Jake Rudock remains a solid No. 1 entering Saturday’s spring game at Kinnick Stadium, leading what should be an improved offense that’ll have a few more wrinkles than it did a season ago. First Big Ten West schedule could be […]

Pat Harty: Beathard working hard, waiting for his chance

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014

As the backup quarterback for the Iowa football team, C.J. Beathard has one of the best and worst jobs on the team.