I guess we should probably lay off the Iowa Hawkeyes for a while. I mean, we’ve already branded them as overrated and they’re coming off their first defeat of the season. And not to mention, this old guy doesn’t care much for them.
But truthfully, I just can’t help myself. So today I’m here to inform you that the Hawkeyes are low on running backs. So do you know what that means? You have a chance to suit up and play for them. It’s exactly what you’ve always wanted.
So just how did Iowa get to the point that they’re ready for you to jump off the couch and into their backfield? Well, let’s take a look.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed on the Big Ten teleconference that sophomore running back Jewel Hampton has been lost for the season.
Hampton — who missed the entire 2009 season with an ACL injury — limped off the field in the third quarter in Tucson, Ariz., and did not return. He had 114 yards on 27 carries this season, and caught a touchdown pass against Arizona.
Ferentz said he didn’t expect that senior running back Paki O’Meara would be available this week, leaving the running back depth chart as sophomore Adam Robinson and a ton of question marks.
“Right now we’ve got Adam, and anyone else that wants to volunteer,” Ferentz said. “It puts us a little bit thin back there.”
See? Anyone else that wants to volunteer. That means you. Better get down to the local Y and start up the calisthenics. This is your chance.
Iowa football: Hampton out for season (Hawk Central)