Iowa center Logan Jones on backup QB Marco Lainez

With Deacon Hill in the transfer portal, Marco Lainez is the backup quarterback at Iowa heading into summer workouts. The redshirt freshman from New Jersey made a brief appearance in a Citrus Bowl loss to Tennessee but led the Hawkeyes in rushing with 51 yards. Iowa center Logan Jones.

Jones says the ability of Lainez to run trhe ball does not change the blocking assignments.

Starting quarterback Cade McNamara was limited during spring drills as he recovers from an ACL injury. He is expected to return to full strength this summer. The Hawkeyes open next season at home on August 31st against Illinois State.



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