2-Deep for Nebraska, No LaPorta or Pottebaum

99topdawg

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I just assumed he didn't because he only threw one pass his freshman year but maybe he did. I dunno
I think he was the holder on FG's and extra points, which is why he was the only player to play in 5 bowl games. Doubt that was enough to get him to letter, but I don't know what it took to letter.

I letter everyone every year. Since I started doing that, I've never had a parent complain about their kid not lettering. I think I'm supposed to give a crap about stuff like that but I don't.
 

Fryowa

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I think he was the holder on FG's and extra points, which is why he was the only player to play in 5 bowl games. Doubt that was enough to get him to letter, but I don't know what it took to letter.

I letter everyone every year. Since I started doing that, I've never had a parent complain about their kid not lettering. I think I'm supposed to give a crap about stuff like that but I don't.
I'm surprised you don't get parents complaining that everyone letters :)
 

NorthKCHawk

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Stephens out again this week. Definitely banged up squad. Let's hope its enough to vanquish the lowly Bugeaters.

Hope everyone is back for Indy.
 

racerhawk

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Stephens out again this week. Definitely banged up squad. Let's hope its enough to vanquish the lowly Bugeaters.

Hope everyone is back for Indy.
That's too bad. I felt the O line was starting to perform a little better with that rotation. Dang.
 

RobHowe

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KF said a bit ago that LaPorta and Pottebaum aren't expected to play Friday. Stephens expected back.
 

HawkGold

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I just assumed he didn't because he only threw one pass his freshman year but maybe he did. I dunno
Long played in the Rose Bowl late and that did not count against eligibility. 1 pass and completion 14 yards and I remember thinking....he might be pretty good...based on his presence. Then again he didn't have Husky poop all over him like the other QBs.

I was kinda ticked they put him in for that series thinking they blew the redshirt but was announced later there was a rule allowing that.
 

guffus

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This got me thinking. What percentage of plays does Iowa's offense actually use a fullback? I have seen Iowa use a lot of different sets this year.
 

dagdaj

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This got me thinking. What percentage of plays does Iowa's offense actually use a fullback? I have seen Iowa use a lot of different sets this year.

They did try to use him in a couple early games to punch it in on the goal line or a 3rd and short.

But I've totally had the same wonder. I never hear "Pottebaum leading the way for _____" or "Pottebaum making/missing the block." Just seems like he's not in the mix. But...I don't know jack. I couldn't tell you if they "use him in a 3 wide blah blah blah". No clue on that.
 

guffus

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They did try to use him in a couple early games to punch it in on the goal line or a 3rd and short.

But I've totally had the same wonder. I never hear "Pottebaum leading the way for _____" or "Pottebaum making/missing the block." Just seems like he's not in the mix. But...I don't know jack. I couldn't tell you if they "use him in a 3 wide blah blah blah". No clue on that.
I tried to look this up. I saw an article that before the Wisconsin game Pottebaum had played 185 snaps for Iowa. That was after 9 games. Iowa's offense I believe averages 53 snaps a game, so they would have around 477 snaps total after 9 games.

So does that mean that Pottebaum has only played on less than 40% of Iowa's offensive plays?
 

dagdaj

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I tried to look this up. I saw an article that before the Wisconsin game Pottebaum had played 185 snaps for Iowa. That was after 9 games. Iowa's offense I believe averages 53 snaps a game, so they would have around 477 snaps total after 9 games.

So does that mean that Pottebaum has only played on less than 40% of Iowa's offensive plays?


Well. The numbers are right.
But, I have no idea if that's normal/abnormal for a fullback. Or if it is normal for an Iowa/Ferentz fullback.

I do feel like I just haven't heard his name from the announcers, other than when he's carried it a few times. He never comes up on this board, either for complaint or praise.

So, 40% of the plays...he's not doing anything terribly wrong. Or anything terribly good?
 

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