Guarantee you that Spencer Petras, regardless of what he may say publicly, wants nothing more than to finish out this season and get the everloving hell out of Iowa City for good.
He’s spent 3 years getting lambasted (for arguably good reason) by the media and on social media, and been booed by his home crowd on more possessions than not this year. I talked to some friends of his folks at a tailgate this weekend who said his parents are pretty much at the point where they don’t even want to watch and definitely don’t want to be in the stands at Kinnick. Leistikow has alluded to that as well.
Petras isn’t a quitter and he’s riding this season out while staying positive for his team and the media, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you never saw the dude within Iowa borders again after November.
I only go back to the Long years, but McCann is the first starting QB for Iowa who I can recall being pretty bitter about his time at Iowa as it related to the fans. Or at least not loving how he was treated in Kinnick and having mixed feelings about coming back. Since then, there's been Christensen and Rudock, too, and now Petras.Agreed. This dude will be retired and taking a cross country drive from NorCal to New Jersey on I-80 and will split off onto I-90 or I-70 just so he doesn't have to drive through Iowa. "I don't fucking care if it adds 12 hours to the drive and costs us $1000 more in gas, I ain't going to Iowa ever again."