The worst of the weekend in principal school soccer

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Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras gained the starting job final week in opponents with Alex Padilla. He then proved that he should be nowhere shut to the starting quarterback place. In Week 1’s 7-three victory, Petras accomplished eleven-of-25 passes for 109 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Iowa’s seven factors weren’t even the offense’s doing.

Did I level out this was in opposition to South Dakota State?

After Iowa’s shut name, Petras can’t probably be their starter for subsequent week. In his final thirteen video games, Petras has solely thrown 9 touchdowns to seven interceptions. That’s an absurd diploma of mediocrity. however, benching Petras nonetheless gained’t be enough.

The Hawkeyes have been 99th in scoring offense final season and 121st in complete offense. Saturday’s “win” was the latest signal that Kirk Ferentz might should ax his first-born son, Brian Ferentz, from the workers to maintain Iowa from falling into irrelevance inside the mannequin new massive Ten.

If that’s not unhealthy enough, Brian was additionally caught up inside the racial discrimination lawsuit that ensnared Chris Doyle, whose hiring by the Jacksonville Jaguars final summer season kicked off an challenge. Iowa soccer’s current state should be used as a nepotism repellant. regardless of their impotent offense, Iowa went 10-4 final season. The expertise hole at Iowa vs. Ohio State or Michigan is enormous, however there aren’t any excuses to subject a zombie offense in opposition to an FCS foe.