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Hawkeyes' search for starting quarterback is wide open

2013-03-27T14:00:00Z 2013-03-27T16:01:45Z Hawkeyes' search for starting quarterback is wide openSteve Batterson The Quad-City Times
March 27, 2013 2:00 pm  • 

IOWA CITY -- Iowa begins spring football practices this afternoon with a wide-open search for a starting quarterback.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said the plan is for Jake Rudock, Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard to rotate every few snaps during the first of the Hawkeyes' 15 spring practices and coaches will watch how things develop from there.

"We're open to settling on someone this spring. Could be this week, but I doubt it," Ferentz said at a midday news conference. "My guess is that it will be a longer rather than shorter period before someone emerges."

None of the three quarterbacks vying this spring to replace James Vandenberg has taken a snap for the Hawkeyes.

Rudock has been around the longest, preparing for his third season in an Iowa uniform.

"We like all three guys, that's the good thing," Ferentz said. "We have positive feelings about all three. It's been awhile since we've had a situation this wide open. When the position becomes clear, we'll move on it."

Iowa begins spring with several players in new positions. Macon Plewa has moved from linebacker to fullback, an area where Iowa lacks depth, Greg Maybin has moved from wide receiver to safety, Nate Meier is working out at defensive end and Steve Ferentz has made the move from tight end to center, where his brother James started Iowa's last 38 games.

Injuries will keep Louis Trinca-Pasat, Nolan MacMillan and Michael Malloy from participating this spring.

Iowa will hold two open practices this spring, one in West Des Moines on April 20 and one week later at Kinnick Stadium.

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    Boats75 - March 27, 2013 9:55 pm
    I don't care who starts. Just please no negative yard sideline passes. Don't you dare make me want o'keefe back :(.
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