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Kevin and Tyler give their final thoughts on ISU as Kevin makes his return to the pod back from vacation on Monday. The focus eventually shifts to Kent St and what challenges the Flashes pose for the Hawkeyes this upcoming Saturday. We read a couple podcast reviews that are very entertaining, we talk NIL deals and why Caseys needs to hand Riley Moss the keys to their brand, and we briefly touch on what COULD BE with Penn St coming to Iowa City is a months time. How does the Kent St up tempo offense really affect a defense? What does the offense do to find rhythm in this game? Should Iowa actually be worried about a trap game? These questions and more PLUS the segment everyone hates to love, Wards Winners Week 3.
The streak extends to 6 for the Iowa in the CyHawk series. Saturday boasted the biggest game between ISU and Iowa in the history of the matchup and the it didn't disappoint if you were wearing black and gold. We all know that through 2 games the defense has played out of their mind, we discuss why that may be the case and why their confidence will only continue to grow. Special teams was huge on Saturday, even more than people think, and we talk about why Tory Taylor and Charlie Jones are literally changing the game for the Hawkeyes. Spencer Petras took another step or 2 in proving that he is the guy. We talk about the 3 throws that end the discussion on if he is a true gamer or not, however why is he taking sacks on 3rd down? We have a couple answers to that question and explain why we are optimistic. We address the teams glaring weakness in the offensive line and what we think Schott returning to the lineup could do for production. Ohio St. lost to Oregon and showed for the 2nd straight week that they are not the team that OSU usually puts on the field, and this of course leaves the top of the Big Ten more open than usual. We talk the Hawks resume, best in the country, and why this team could be special. Kevin makes an All-Time cameo from his Las Vegas hotel room, Drake rants of course, the F-bomb fund is fully loaded, and the Walkons have a HUGE bounce back week in betting picks for week 2!
A THICK Cy-Hawk preview. This episode has a lot going down as we react on the fly to something serious that happens minutes before recording the episode. We talk about Gameday coming to Ames, we talk about both teams being top 10 in the country, and talk about what Iowa will NEED to do if they want to be successful this weekend against the Clowns. We also discuss the 'Superbowl' concept and how this rivalry is viewed by every party involved. We cut to a guest appearance from Dan Pomeroy, lifelong Hawkeye, Walkon Army member, and all around great dude, who shares his perspective on the matchup which he has made for 43 straight meetings between the teams. He also shares some stories and gives his thoughts on the Iowa program. We finish with Wards Winners, stay tuned for the official picks on our social pages on release day.
In todays recap episode we discuss the big opening day win for the Hawks. Iowa completed a 34 to 6 victory in dominating fashion over the 17th ranked Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, but even in such triumph there remains many unanswered questions. Why are the specialists leading the swarm? What are our thoughts on how each unit played this weekend? Did Petras looked as if he has improved? Did he even get the chance to show real rhythm and flow? Does it look like the young offensive line will be enough to dominate this year? Did the D-line play sufficient football to compliment the back 7? Is there anyone in the country better than that back 7? haha All of these questions answered and more as well as tiny tidbits of speculation as we look forward to Week 2.
We made it! Hawkeye football is finally here, and we have a ton to talk about. We sit down to discuss Bishop Sycamore, the fake school that made it to ESPN, Pat McCaff striking a deal with Pancheros and taking full advantage of NIL. We talk about the NFL Hawkeyes who made the 53 man rosters, some surprises of who did and didn't make a squad. Then we cross over with Scott Caulfield of CrimsonCast, to learn more about the Indiana Hoosiers. Finally we knock out our first Ward's Winners segment of the year and make some betting picks for the weekend.
Its Game week baby! And B1G football has already begun with the showdown of average, Nebraska and Illinois. We go deep on the first big ten action of the year and discuss why Nebraska cant gain traction, why Illinois has a lot to be excited about, and where both of those programs could be heading. Plenty of Husker jokes fill this episode as well as some bookkeeping in the front that includes Patron Fantasy Football league, A big time announcement for WUW brand, and the details regarding our newest HBAM flags for sale. We debate breakfast as well, and end the pod discussing 'Good not being good enough' for this years Hawkeye team, and why Indianapolis could be seeing some black and gold real soon.
Hawkeye Football is just 10 days away and joining us on the show today is Micah Lee. Micah is our 2nd featured Walkon Army member to join the show after our episode with James in April was a hit earlier this year. We talk favorite Iowa moments all time, A fans perspective on who should take over the program after KF retires, what the new 'Alliance' means for conference realignment and more. Micah also brought some great questions like how a program manages building culture from the ground up, what truly matters most when it comes to winning games, and have we ruffled any feathers or burned bridges due to starting the podcast?
This episode starts with non football related conversation as we catch up with each other about our personal athletic endeavors and then turns to Hawkeye related content. A Jujitsu story from Drake, why Kevin won't be powerlifting for much longer, and the guys hype me up for my 20k race next weekend. We talk a bit about Drew Ott with Kevin and discuss what makes a good podcast episode citing the Dimarco ep and several others. We make a few short comments on the US pulling out of Afghanistan, Luka shines in the summer league, Caitlyn Clark is a top female basketball player in the world. We then shift our discussion to Kids Day, talk about the Offense performing better than the Defense and what that potentially means for this year, we discuss the back 7 this year and their potential, and the over/under for Iowa this year is set at 8.5, we discuss all of this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Drew is from Giltner Nebraska, and found his way to Iowa City after the Huskers overlooked him during recruiting. Drew, as you can hear in his voice, is pretty good at rolling with the punches and continuing to take life head on, sometimes too literally. Like the time he was sideswiped by someone while driving his moped and ended up on their windshield, an accident that totaled the moped but didn't kill it as Drew plans to turn it into a go-kart. That project and 70 more are sitting on the farm with Drew as he and his Wife Kali, a former Iowa Basketball player herself, are now back in Nebraska on the family farm. We talk about Drew seeing the field early, his earliest memories of him lifting weights, graduating HS with 10 other people, and being a "Winner". We also discuss the infamous part of Drew's college career where his senior season was cut short and he was denied another year by the NCAA. He craps all over CrossFit, tells us about his diet, what it was like training to be an NFL O-lineman post college, and a whole lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wil is from Durant, Iowa and found his way to Iowa City in 2012 after playing in Fort Dodge at Iowa Central Community College for 2 years. Wil is a fellow walk on and played D line for the Hawks. We talk all about Wil's first week in Iowa City, his career arc, why he connected with our mental health episode, the challenges of being a Walk On transfer, his relationship with Jordan Canzeri and Q Alston, as well as marrying a teammates sister, his short stint at long snapper, once waiting in KF's office for 6 hours to meet with him, his memorable first play from scrimmage, and his new role as 'Dad'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode we go all over the map, figuratively AND literally as we discuss conference realignment and what is going to happen to the Big 12. Who, if anyone, should be added and dropped in the Big 10, and the rest of the implications from Oklahoma and Texas most recent decision. Before all of that we talk about Ihmir in Minnesota, the food life of professional athletes, the conclusion of the Olympic games, swimming, track, water polo, and Simone Biles. We talk Caitlyn Clark dominating in international basketball, Megan Gustafson, and the privilege's we have had with Hawkeye basketball players of the last 5 years, Joe Rogan, censorship, the vaccine, politics, yea all of that dumb shit. Now you see why this is quite the episode. There's a lot to chew on, we hope you enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This rare Kevin and Tyler episode takes you on a roller coaster of topics including a KF and Kevin dialogue, 3 Walk Ons starting their own NIL venture, an arrest being made from the JBo downtown incident, The IC Block Party, Kevin's favorite pop, we tease some developing events for our own show and brand that will be fully announced soon, Brandon Scherff, Drake's haircut, and some realizations and 30 day opinions on NIL. Then we bounce into discussion on fall camp, all of the gear the players just got in prep for camp, the hotel, the camp vans, and what the guys should expect over the next 2 and a half weeks. Where they should direct their focus, how to keep their bodies feeling good, and other advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joe is from Muscatine, Iowa. He safely sits above Drake on the list of best athletes from Muscatine, and he joins the show today from San Antonio, where he was recently drafted to by the Spurs. Joe had an incredible 3 years at Iowa starting in all 97 games of his career and entering multiple record lists along the way. After a fantastic JR season he now enters his rookie year in the league. We talk to Joe about his decision to play for Iowa, what it was like being a Hawkeye, how to deal with the the mentality of being a shooter, having a fiancee that also played D1 ball, playing with guys like Luka, and JBo, how he plans on getting even better, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This is one of our Patreon exclusive episodes that comes around once every 2-3 months. If you would like to listen to our entire conversation head to patreon.com/washedupwalkons and subscribe now! We discuss: -The Walkon Army being our 300 spartans, being extras in the movie, and how life would have been for us if we lived in that world. -Taking our kids to swimming lessons and using our knowledge of S&C to teach our kids athleticism early on -The theoretical scenario where we could have made a bunch of NIL money and how we would have handled that -KF working out with Coach Doyle and the respect we have for the staff getting shit done -A reflection back on our mental health episode and if/how things have gotten better now that 2 more years have passed -A conversation on a 100 universe theory and where we rank in the potential 100 outcomes. -A whole lot more BS and banter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
David works for 247 Sports following recruiting for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He covers Iowa football and basketball and has been doing so for 3 years. He is a graduate of the U of Nebraska, which we discuss along with questions of Frost being in the hot seat, what it was like covering them vs covering Iowa, and more. We talk about David's struggle to get hired initially out of school and his perseverance, his thoughts on click bait articles vs good content, being part of the 'bad guys' and how he goes about developing good relationships with athletes as well as writing good stories, and how he is 'Raising the standard' of Iowa beat writing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nick DiMarco is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Elon University in North Carolina. He was named to that position in February 2018. Prior to Elon, DiMarco spent three years with the Iowa Hawkeyes as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football program. He rejoined the Hawkeyes after spending the 2013 season with the program as a intern. DiMarco rejoined the Iowa program after playing in the NFL as an outside linebacker in 2014. He spent time with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. DiMarco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education and strength and conditioning from William Penn in and a Master of Science in exercise science, performance enhancement and injury prevention, from California University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Health and Human Performance from Concordia University-Chicago. He also holds damn near every Strength Coach certification in the book, which you will be able to syphon out of our interview with him. We talk about how he started training his own peers while he was still in college and how that was the first example of how Nick is a trendsetter and pusher of boundaries in the field. We discuss much of his philosophy on training a college football team and draw many comparisons between what he does with his team, and how we use to do things at Iowa. This is the ultimate nerd out episode so much of this will fly over the heads of our average listener that has no interest in strength and conditioning. However dispersed throughout the episode are plenty of comments and conversations about Nick's time at Iowa, Discussion on freak athletes like Wirfs and Scherff, what he learned being part of that staff, and his favorite memories of those 3 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Macon Plewa makes his 3rd appearance on the show. Macon is from Franklin, Wisconsin and played Fullback for the Hawks from 2011 to 2015. He joins to talk Bucks V Suns with Drake. Macon recounts some of his favorite Drake memories and stories and he also helps us discuss a variety of other topics like some of his most brutal days playing, the Rose Bowl vs Stanford and Christian McCaffrey. We talk things we wish we would have known when we were playing, and also recap the Legacy Hawk event that happened over the weekend. We got confirmation that KF has heard the podcast, locked down some future guests, and caught up with some of the current guys. All of that and more in 233. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jason Manson was a QB at the University of Iowa from 2002-2006. After 15 years away from Iowa City he now returns as the Director of Player Development. The Director of Player Development serves as a guide for student-athletes as they transition from high school to college, supporting their academic and football successes while creating a positive and memorable college experience. Manson has been involved in high school administration and coaching since the end of his Hawkeye playing career. He has held the position of assistant Dean of Students and head football coach at St. Thomas More School the last two years. In 2018-19 he served as student management assistant at Greater Hartford (Conn.) Academy of the Arts and head football coach at Capital Prep. Manson, a native of Bloomfield, Conn., was the head football coach at Capital Preparatory Magnet School from 2014-18, while also serving as director of college and career readiness. He also served as a position coach at Central Connecticut State University from 2010-14, instructor and offensive coordinator at Milford Academy in 2008-09, wide receivers coach at Becker College in 2007 and Western Connecticut State. As a player at Iowa, Manson lettered in 2005 and 2006, playing both quarterback and wide receiver. His career totals include completing 42-85 pass attempts for 442 yards and one touchdown. He had 22 career rushing attempts for 93 yards and three pass receptions for 22 yards. Manson led Iowa to a double-overtime win at Syracuse in 2006 in his only start at quarterback. We talk about his transition back into the program, the things that have changed and the things that have stayed the same, and the fast paced environment of D1 football. We also discuss Jason's thought process from his perspective as last years Iowa football controversy played out, and how that affected his mindset in trying to return and coach/work in the program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kevin Kasper is from Burr Ridge, Illinois and attended Hinsdale South High School. After going being under recruited, he found his way to Iowa City and it turns out to be a fascinating story that Kevin tells. He eventually made his way into an impact role for the Hawkeyes, then beat the odds again in making multiple NFL teams and even winning a Superbowl with Tom Brady and the Patriots in 2004. Now he lives in PHX, AZ with his wife and 3 kids, all who have inherited some of Kevin's insane genetics, and even more importantly his elite work ethic and mindset which becomes ever so clear the reason for his long list of life successes. He talks about his training now, his diet, stories from the league, injuries, almost killing Drake in a workout, parenting, and speaks at length about his 16 yr old star football recruit of a son who has offers from a growing list of schools across the country. Enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On todays episode we recap Jake Gervase's wedding, there's some playful banter that rolls into some serious discussion, and shout outs to the Walk On Army for being so real and amazing. We give a merchandise update, we talk about what we have planned for the next several weeks of the podcast. Kluver recaps the Polk County I Club event at Wakonda, and we share a note from a fan. We talk about weed/thc/cbd/marijuana and the Shacarri Richardson drama with the Olympics and chat about the Golf Match from Tuesday night with Lefty and the QBs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jon is from West Des Moines, Iowa and played high school football for Dowling Catholic. After early success on the baseball field in his youth, Jon found his talent and size to be pretty useful in Football as well, and he amassed offers from Northern Illinois, Kansas St, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Iowa. After choosing Iowa City as the place to spend his next 4 years he dealt with injury in the spring our his freshman year that was a contributing factor in finding it difficult to see playing time. He talks about what it was like being in the room with guys like Hamilton, Kreiger-Coble, Fiedorowicz, Kittle, Hockenson, Fant, and others and the challenge of the Tight End position amongst that group. We discuss the topic of identity relating back to episode 228(28) and how he went through a rough patch while still playing the game, and how his Faith guided him and gave him an anchor in life. He pursued a Masters in Theology over the past 2 years and just finished school and talks about what his future looks like coming up, as well as lots of fun memories from college and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode we flash back to the past as many of our newer followers have never heard one of most well received episodes #28 After The Jersey, Dealing with Depression and Finding Identity. This episode Kevin takes you through the end of his career in his words and then leads the 3 of us to discuss what leaving football behind looked like from a mental health standpoint. How did we cope with no longer having the most important thing in our life that had stood as a pillar for 15+ years. What types of anxiety did we have, what did it feel like, where did it come from, and what helped us deal with it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This episode is based heavily on NIL rights for athletes coming into effect on this Thursday, July 1st. We discuss how we would have approached the change in rules if we were in the middle of our careers, who it will affect most, and the implications of recruiting and parity across the country come back to the front of pack. Drake does an incredible job of playing devils advocate and bringing to light all of the potential scenarios where NIL money gets down and dirty. Boosters, athletes focus on school vs their brand, the school work black market, how it affects the transfer portal recruiting, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today is a very weak episode. Drake broke his nose, we dont have Kevin, and there isn't a guest on the show or a whole lot to talk about. We discuss the insane story of former MLB player Ben Zobrist and his wife, we talk about TE U and how George is winning life, creating whatever he wants and having no one in his way. The tight ends bring us to a relevant merchandise update, details below. Phil Parker is set to make over a million dollars in the year of 2021 becoming the first assistant in the state to surpass the 7 figure threshold. We discuss which player we would trade places with in the KF era AND which player from the last 20 years we would add to this years team. In between there is a bunch of BS basically. Enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Its Fathers Day, which Drake makes abundantly clear in the pod opener by wishing KF and all the Hawkeye fathers a great time. Kevin made a triumphant return the Graze for some chicken lips and ran into Super Bowl Champ Tristan Wirfs while he was there. We give an update on the Scheels situation, does Drake plan to ruin the company or take them over? What is Kevin willing to sell out the pod for? Thank you to our Walk-On Army on Patreon for the continued support, we give an update on that and what new content we are looking forward too as the season nears. Sign up link for that at the bottom. A quick update on Kluver's balding situation, How bad bike workouts were for the injury list guys at Iowa and what those workouts looked like, and then we dive into conversation about Coach Parker. We know that he IS a great coach, but what are the details of WHY that is, Kevin breaks down from firsthand experience why Coach Parker is able to do what he does. Then we get into Coach-Player relationship and how Coach Parker created the dynamic that bred players who want to die for the defense. From there we talk about fall camp and how long it takes for a players body to break down physically versus mentally, and how to push through that. We finish with more details from Fall camp, what we liked and what we didn't. Patreon.com/washedupwalkons - Sign up for 1 year in advance and receive 2 months FREE
This episode starts as planned with a Drake and Tyler back and forth as Kevin is off being a responsible human but Kev ends up making a surprise appearance about 20 mins into the show. Once he shows up we dive head first into some Q&A from the fans on twitter which makes for some incredible banter. Topics include: -Kevin's success and home office -Favorite hype music on game day -Scheels ripping off our HBAM trademark -Our thoughts on the 12 team playoff potential -Parity at the top of CF -Craziest interactions with fans or teammates during a game -Some moments where we remember KF being the most pissed -The matchup we are most excited for this year and why -Tyler Goodson, the Wildcat formation, and its possibilities -A new segment called '5 Things'
In this episode we talk about: -Best Breakfast in Iowa City -Kluver's first 9 holes of golf for the year -Randy Johnson and getting struck by lightning -Luka Garza in best shape of his life -What KF thinks of us podcasting -Alcohol sales coming to Kinnick -The expectations for Iowa State this season -Iowa's double header with Top 15 teams to open the season -The official Cheeto Fingers Top 25 -A Vegas story from Kevin -Over/Under 9.5 wins for the Cyclones
Jake is from Davenport, Iowa. Played Safety for the Hawkeyes from '14-'18, and has now been in the NFL for the past 3 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. In this episode we get deep on some topics, the conversation is some of the most entertaining to date, and this is a perfect 2nd appearance for Jake on the show as an equally entertaining follow up to his first episode. Jake has partnered with an incredible lineup of other Hawks and current NFL players to bring to life the Rally For Reid Youth Football Camp. The camp is happening in Davenport on Sunday June 27th, and is available for kids K-8. The proceeds of this camp will go towards the foundation whose main goal is to help support families that are affected by childhood cancer. Sign up for the camp here- http://www.rallyforreid.org/events/ If you simply want to donate to the cause you can do that here- https://app.autobooks.co/pay/rally-for-reid-foundation
In this episode Drake debriefs his visit to Kevin Kasper's house and training compound. We talk about the levels of athleticism and how genetics play a role as well as how on top of things you are throughout your life. We discuss Kevin's son Kyler and the possibility of him becoming a Hawk, and more. We of course have some banter over the Fauci emails and the ongoing 'pandemic' and try to decipher when all of this ends? We talk about the 2 top recruits out of South East Polk and how Iowa will go about keeping them in state. What are the biggest selling points for the Hawkeyes and how do they compete in todays recruiting landscape vs the likes of Alabama and Clemson when there are 4 and 5 stars in the homeland. Kevin phones in mid episode with some heat from the lake house as well.
Tyler is from Lake Orion, Michigan and joined the Iowa Hawkeye football team in 2014 as the class's scholarship QB. After seeing early success and comfortability within the program he was beat out by eventual 3 year starter Nate Stanley in 2017. Tyler transferred to Eastern Michigan the next semester and went on to have a very successful year as the QB for the EMU Eagles. He received his Masters in Human Nutrition from EMU and just now completed Year 2 of Med School. Tyler is a health and fitness fanatic, athlete, a very intellectual guy, and an all around great dude.
We stirred up a speed bump of controversy with out discussion about the Bohannon downtown incident and we discuss the layers of conversation. We talk about the middle east, why Josey and Ike are ghosting the podcast, the topic of former athletes criticizing current athletes, Home invasion and where the line of assault lies, Full capacity at Kinnick Stadium, and much much more.
The juicy good content in this one starts 37 minutes in when we start discussing the Jordan Bohannon incident. You will all surely love our ideas on that, and we dive into more generally the downtown scene as a Division 1 athlete, the unwritten rules of how to carry yourself, and more. Before that we talk: -Only Fans -Sleep tactics and why they matter -Recovery and how alcohol plays a role -Nebraska vs Northwestern in Ireland -AJE primed for big year in Buffalo -And More
Todays topics are extremely wide ranging in one of our most diverse episodes ever. Items discussed: -Kluver's wardrobe and Arizona living -Phil Mickelson making a run at a Major -How long can a 'Prime' be? -How we approached home workouts on breaks -Compromised to Comfortable to Competitive in Summer training -How Iowa handles bodyweight/performance balance and better solutions -How should a PB&J be put together? -Plenty More
Its Q&A time, we took your questions from Twitter and answered them to the best of our ability. The episode starts and ends talking about massage... and there's plenty in between. If big time recruits flop, what are the main reasons? How could the environment inside Kinnick be made even better? Where would we choose to go play right now? Ranking some of the most emotional moments of our career and MORE!
*Drake gets animated* Today's discussion is highlighted by the topic of Hawkeye twitter over the weekend concerning the Football programs staff lack of pay cuts during the last year in which the athletic department has been tight for cash. We discuss the idea of concerning yourself with someone else's money, what KF specifically has done for the U of I for the last 20 + years and much more. We discuss what period of time the Hawkeye football team is in now as they prepare for summer workouts and reflect on our long 3 week pre summer breaks and then add in some conversation in the beginning about over estimating your opponent, always working to be better, and how to deal with being served slices of humble pie.
In this episode Keith Duncan makes his second appearance. We start with Keith being from Texas and beating Kevin on the golf course and then move into how the spring went training for the NFL, an update on where that process is currently at, and why it is so hard to find a spot in the league. We crap all over Gervase while also praising him at the end of the episode, talk about what teammate we would take to a bar fight with us, discuss what pro sport would be hardest for an average Joe, and discuss Keith's twitter antics. Keith and Kluver talk about Keith Duncan Kicking and the new Specialist empire they are trying to create and promote the Polk County IClub Golf Outing happening in July, Plus so much more.
Matt is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was part of the 2014 recruiting class for the Iowa Hawkeyes. With his 6'8 frame and exceptional mental ability to understand the game and schemes, Matt found his way on to the field early in Iowa City as a redshirt freshman D-lineman. After 4 years of playing time in the Black and Gold Matt now finds himself as part of the Detroit Lions in the NFL, but on the opposite side of the ball. Making a transition that is rarely made from college to pro has left Matt with quite the story to tell about learning Offensive Tackle, adding more weight to his already large frame, a custom training plan to morph his athleticism and movement to that of the O-line, and a fight to make the 53 man team. We talk about all of that including, what it was like to be excelling off the field as well as he was passing the MCATs, pursuing medical school, getting married, and a whole lot more. We also hear what its like to love trading cards and now have one of himself, what room is more fun to be a part of between the lions O-line and the Hawks D-line, How he approaches the off season, and more! We hope you enjoy!
Mark is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After enrolling in the Air Force Academy in 2010 he quickly decided that it wasn't the path for him and he decided to pursue walking on to the University of Iowa Football team. That turned into a great decision as Mark established himself as an extremely hard worker and great team leader off the field, as well as becoming a the feature running back due to injury problems on the team. Mark gave the NFL a run but ultimately made a decision to retire from football and he talks about how the compounding effect of playing Fullback eventually took its toll. He then took a medical sales job where after 7 short months he decided to find his way back to the Iowa weight room as an intern for Coach Chris Doyle and the Iowa Strength Staff. After completing internship a full time opening became available and Mark stepped into an official coaching position. He took a job as Head Strength coach at Southeast Missouri St. for one year before again realizing that he wanted to move a different direction. Mark's career at Iowa is one that is widely known as he finished Top 5 in Hawkeye history in Yards, Touchdowns, and Carries.
Spring ball wrap up into Draft recap and talking Hawks chances in the league. In this episode we briefly discuss the final spring practice that was open to the public on Saturday. Where are the current Hawks at and what do they need to work on most? How does a large injury list play a role moving into the summer months and what are the strengths of this Hawkeye team? Then we get to the meat of the podcast talking about the 4 Hawks that got drafted over the weekend and the 7 more who were almost immediately picked up by teams as undrafted free agents. What is Chauncey's ceiling in Dallas? What kind of impact will ISM have in Minnesota? Could we be looking back in a few years saying Daviyon was the BIGGEST steal of the 2021 draft? Will Nick carve out a career that mirrors what Ben has been able to do with the Chiefs? All of this and more!
Today Kevin and Tyler start the podcast by themselves after Drake went Zero Dark Thirty right before recording time. A variety of topics are discussed including, Luka Garza starting his own NFT company, CJ Fredrick entering the transfer portal and how his "Greasy Uncle Joe" is involved, Jordan Bohannon announcing that he will return for his 34th year of college basketball, what the lineup for the basketball team will look like next year and their potential, this weekends upcoming NFL Draft and where this years Hopeful Hawks will go, and more. We also blank on Jack Nunges name and talk about if Drake were to disappear for good, how would that affect the podcast?
Connor is from St Paul, Minnesota and walked on to the Hawks in the same class as the Walkons back in 2013. An entrepreneur at heart, something was part of his life even before college, Connor found ways to start making the most of his time in Iowa City that most players dont, starting up business ideas. From a restaurant device to a laundry service to managing travel themed social media accounts, Connor has always had a knack for creating his own income, and is an all around interesting dude. We talk all about his ventures as well as his time on the team, favorite memories, games, and moments in Iowa City.
Today we go Live with Shaun Beyer, product of Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School where he excelled in multiple sports. After arriving at Iowa Shaun was in a position purgatory where he could have played multiple positions, but eventually landed at receiver due to depth issues. After his freshman year Shaun's size allowed him to switch to Tight End, and follow the path of guys like Kittle, Fant, and Hockenson. We dive into why those guys are great and what he took away from playing behind them as well as why Iowa is so great at producing tight ends. We talk a little about how living the D1 lifestyle changed Shaun and developed him along with the intensity of the off season program. We talk about how Covid affected not only him but the 2020 Hawks as a whole and how that manifested itself early in the season, and we finish with how Shaun is now seeking an opportunity in the NFL and we get his pitch on why a pro team should take a chance. All of this and more!
Today we regroup after the first day in Kinnick for the 2021 season. The Hawks held an open practice and we got to see some of what will be on display this fall. We go position by position and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each as well as depth issues, star talent, and where the Hawks are 9 spring practices in. What do we think about the QB competition, Just how deep are we at DB? Will the D-line figure it out in time for the season opener? How much can the special teams help out this year? And more.
On this episode we look ahead to the first live look at the 2021 Hawkeyes as the team is set to practice in Kinnick Stadium in front of an audience on Saturday. We discuss the ins and outs of spring football, compare it to camp, and talk about where the biggest improvements can be made during these 5 weeks. We discuss Kluver potentially infiltrating the Iowa press, player comments from Tuesday media day, 2 possible freshman contributors, and where Xavior Williams fits in with Iowa. Also what are the odds Cooper Dejean sees early field time? All of this and more.
Kristian is a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He is from Iola, Wisconsin and played for the Hawkeyes in '16-'19. He found early playing time as an athletic special teamer and played in over 40 games in the Black and Gold. In his Junior and Senior seasons he started at Middle Linebacker for Iowa teams that finished 9-4 and 10-3 including 2 Bowl victories over Mississippi St. and USC. We sat down with Kristian to talk his journey to Iowa City, Coach Seth Wallace, learning behind guys like Josey Jewell, Bo Bower, and Ben Niemann, being denied a Pro Day and entering the league during Covid, being on a team with Lamar Jackson and other elite NFL players, and more. The mindset of being 'overlooked' is present throughout his story and it was awesome to pick his brain on how he approaches being a fringe guy that works his ass off to make it.
In this episode we cover a variety of topics with the focus of the conversation being the hot topic item of Name, Image, and Likeness for college athletes. What are NIL rights, how do they differ from being paid a salary, what does that opportunity even mean? What are the issues that could arise from changing the rules and what are the implications of leaving them the same? We talk about all of this in detail. We also discuss Luka being the consensus player of the year, Gonzaga v Baylor, and The Masters... you could say this is an episode unlike any other.
James Branstetter joins the show as the first ever fan to make an appearance. James is part of the Walkon Army on Patreon. We talk about Iowa football and listening to the show from the fan perspective. What are the expectations of the Iowa program. Bonus info on the making of the Drew Tate episode, James favorite Hawkeye moments, How players from bad schools are motivated to play, and how we got motivated to play them, and a whole lot more. To join the Walkon Army go to patreon.com/washedupwalkons enjoy!
On this episode we split the show into 2 topics. The first is Iowa wrestling, and with the help of Alex, we get a true, fact based, first hand account, breakdown of the National title for the Hawkeyes, if they underperformed, the mindset of wrestlers in the Iowa program, do they ever enjoy their wins? and more. THEN we move on to a tweet from Jake Gervase that compared the wrestling vs basketball team approaches to their postseason hinting at correlative results.. or did he? What did he really mean with the tweet, and does it bring up a bigger issue that has some validity? All of that plus Drake opening the podcast with "Im horny".
Chauncey hails from Detroit, Michigan and actually played alongside Cedrick Lattimore in High School, the same school that former Hawkeye Great Desmond King attended, AND right down the road from where Alaric Jackson is from. Chauncey discusses his transition into being a D1 student athlete and what Iowa City and Hawkeye life was all about. He describes the relationships he built inside the program both with players and coaches and how those were something to lean on throughout his career, especially when the turmoil of last summer hit the program. We talk about where he is at in his journey to the NFL and a whole lot more!
Drew came to Iowa City from Houston, Texas and is responsible for the most iconic play in Hawkeye Football History. We discuss "The Catch" and that day in Florida as the Hawks took down LSU. We also talk about who he modeled his game after and provided him QB inspiration, What it was like playing with guys like Sanders, Greenway, Roth, and others. What it was like being the Big man on campus after achieving legend status in his sophomore season. His thoughts on players being able to make money in college, and more!
A Jam packed episode that really shines in entertainment value towards the last 10 minutes. The front part of this show is jam packed with talk about how GOATed Spencer Lee is for winning a Natty on bad knees, the team winning the title, and breaking down both basketball teams first round wins of the NCAA tournaments. We also talk some about spring break, Deshaun Watson and the potential conspiracy against him, and more!