Summer Workouts Underway For Iowa Football

Summer workouts are underway for the Iowa football team. The Hawkeyes return a lot of experience from last year’s team that finished 10-4 and they will be in search of a third 10-win season in the last four years. Senior guard Connor Colby says much of the focus in the summer is on strength and conditioning.

A big focus of the offseason has been new offensive coordinator Tim Lester’s bid to turn an anemic Hawkeye offense around. Colby says the changes for the offensive line have been minimal.

Junior receiver Kaleb Brown emerged in the second half of last season after transferring from Ohio State. He says for the receivers the changes have been significant.

Running back Leshon Williams finished with 821 yards of rushing last season and is confident the offense will show improvement.

Williams says the running backs will be much more involved in the pass game.

Defensive end Deontae (de-on-tay) Craig is part of an outstanding defense that returns eight starters. He says the workouts have been spirited since the players returned to campus.

Craig says after spending a few weeks at home in May he was ready to return to campus.

Iowa’s defense has the makings of another outstanding unit but defensive tackle Yahya (Y-A) Black says it is a new season and a new challenge.

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