Iowa Soccer: Hawkeyes Launch Depth Chart for Utah State Matchup

After weeks and months and what appears like a yr, we’re lastly again into the acquainted rhythm of school soccer season. Week zero is behind us and whereas it wasn’t a stellar slate, it was soccer. We did it!

Now the actual enjoyable begins as we begin our weekly march towards sport day to your Iowa Hawkeyes. That begins on Mondays with our weekly launch of the 100% correct and totally indicative of who will really begin that week depth chart.

In case that is your first rodeo, that final bit is not how this goes. So keep in mind to take this weekly take a look at the two-deeps from Kirk Ferentz, or whoever it’s that really places this factor collectively, with a large grain of salt. However after months with very restricted particulars and the scare of a Cade McNamara re-injury on Child’s Day, this week’s first depth chart of the 2023 season is very anticipated.

So let’s have a look.

Picture by way of @BlairASanderson

Famous Notables

  • Let’s begin by saying, once more, that simply because this was put on the market it doesn’t imply it means actually something. Recall that final yr we noticed every depth chart mainly be a mirrored image of how the earlier sport began, even once we knew issues had modified. Gamers have been listed 100 kilos lighter than actuality and left that approach for weeks. KF doesn’t care about this stuff. Do not forget that at all times and ceaselessly.
  • Okay, with the disclaimer on the market once more, it’s time to leap for pleasure! Or no less than breath a sigh of reduction. Cade McNamara, who went down on Child’s Day, remains to be listed because the beginning QB. Whereas that would simply be a mirrored image of the final depth chart factor talked about above, it’s price noting the official Iowa Soccer social media accounts posted Saturday apply pictures with McNamara within the huddle. I feel we’re OK to imagine Cade is again and beginning week one.
  • Past Cade, we didn’t actually have any main questions on offense for the opener however price noting that Daijon Parker is listed because the #2 RT regardless of lacking a bunch of time with damage. This may increasingly imply he’s lastly getting wholesome and in place to get some reps Saturday. Equally, Rusty Feth is listed because the backup LG. Count on the OL to rotate 6-7 guys at minimal early on, together with the transfers.
  • Exterior of that, the one different factor to name out on offense is the presence of OSU WR switch Kaleb Brown on the 2-deeps for the primary time. Ditto Charleston Southern switch WR Seth Anderson. The latter made some splashes on Child’s Day and the previous has been getting a number of hype in apply reviews. The bar for Iowa WR manufacturing is a historic lows, however these two have a great deal of expertise. Regulate them Saturday. Additionally price a fast notice to level out all 4 WRs listed are scholarship athletes. That’s double what we began with final yr. And a kind of two listed a season in the past didn’t play. Good begin for 2023.
  • On protection, we knew Noah Shannon was coming off the listing. That left a beginning position vacated. Seems to be like Yahya Black will get the beginning in week one. Count on Aaron Graves to get loads of run in that blend as properly. Jeremiah Pittman, who sits behind Logan Lee, is one other high-upside man who makes the depth chart. A reputation to observe that isn’t listed right here is IWCC DT Anterio Thompson. He’s a freak athlete within the mildew of former Hawkeye Daviyon Nixon and barring damage, ought to be capable to contribute in the course of this protection. Price repeating, shedding Shannon stinks however this place group was maybe the very best suited to lose a key piece.
  • Associated to Shannon, it’s price noting that no different main shakeups seem on protection. There have been rumors of 1-2 defensive backs doubtlessly going through a 2-game suspension associated to the playing stuff. Whereas which will nonetheless be the case, no one is lacking on the depth chart. This goes again to the primary level, however it is attainable Kirk is respecting the needs of the gamers right here and leaving them on the depth chart since their names are usually not public but and can solely be pressured to point out his hand when the brand new availability report is launched 2 hours earlier than kickoff. How ironic that we are actually ready on one thing created to appease the gamblers to be taught the destiny of men suspended for… playing.

And that’s it for this week. Hold your eyes and ears open for apply reviews this week as there are positive to be extra guys getting dinged up. We’ll circle again on Saturday with the official availability report when it’s obtainable.

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