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This time last year, the question was who would be the starting quarterback for the Hawkeyes. Jake Rudock started every game last season, but C.J. Beathard did see some playing time, including in the Outback Bowl against LSU. However, the coaching staff says Rudock is the starter going into next season.
With Rudock at quarterback, the Hawkeyes are excited about some of the offensive weapons he will have, especially at wide receiver. They have experience with Kevonte Martin-Manley and Tevaun Smith along with some upcoming freshmen in Derrick Willies, Derrick Mitchell and Andre Harris.
If the Hawkeyes are going to be a threat on offense, a lot of their numbers have to improve. They ranked 9th in the Big Ten in overall offense and 9th in scoring offense.
The team will find out its progress in the spring game on Saturday.