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Iowa nearly down to walk-ons at RB

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08:11 AM ET 08.22 | Between departures and injury, the most recent a season-ending ACL to Barkley Hill, Iowa has lost five running backs. Sophomore Damon Bullock has held the No. 1 spot since last spring and remains there going into Iowa's season opener Sept. 1 at Solider Field against Northern Illinois. After Bullock, true freshman Greg Garmon will likely be the No. 2. He led the Hawkeyes with 43 yards on 11 carries last weekend. True freshman walk-on Michael Malloy (6-0, 180) also got carries last week. Junior walk-on Andre Dawson, who rushed for nearly 5,000 yards during his career at Cedar Rapids Washington, also will see his profile rise. He ran with the third-team offense last week and gained 26 yards on six carries.

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August 22, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Still got nuthin here

August 22, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Not a good sign when 2 of your top 3 RBs are walk-ons.

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August 22, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Odd that Iowa has problems recruiting RBs, they have had success with getting RBs into the NFL.

August 22, 2012  09:28 AM ET

No worries, Davis has 28 versions of the flanker/bubble screen

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August 22, 2012  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No worries, Davis has 28 versions of the flanker/bubble screen

So that is were Davis ended up. I thought Boom took him out.

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August 22, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Not like they need to run the ball in the B1G. They'll be OK

August 22, 2012  11:16 AM ET

They need to go recruiting in PA!

August 22, 2012  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who is doing the recruiting there?

Ryan. Charlie company, 101st.

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August 22, 2012  04:35 PM ET

Is this the story from yesterday or did my comments get erased?

August 22, 2012  04:42 PM ET
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Odd that Iowa has problems recruiting RBs, they have had success with getting RBs into the NFL.

It's not a problem recruiting them. It's holding on to them. In two years they have lost 4 rb to injury and 4 rb transferred. Hope they'll get a transfer soon that can play right away.

August 22, 2012  04:42 PM ET

2 of the 4 transferring were kicked off due to rule violations and off the field stuff

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August 23, 2012  07:00 AM ET

Actually, one of their walk-ons is a former HSF stud from Cedar Rapids. They might not do so badly.

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