Iowa Spring Prospectus is Out!

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Yesterday, while looking up some statistics on HawkeyeSports.com I noticed that the Spring Prospectus (pdf) had been posted. I haven't read through the whole thing yet, but made a good dent in it. I spent a good amount of time looking at the updated roster and made changes to the Iowa Football Roster on this site accordingly. I also took at look at the future schedules and skimmed through the season outlook. Some of the things that stood out at me:

Missing from roster:
  • Brian Mungongo
  • Mike Morio
  • Nick Murphy
  • Mark Mahmens
I'm not sure if these guys are still on the team or what. I left them on the roster on this site for now. If anyone knows anything, let me know! (UPDATE: Mahmens graduated last year and is now a sheriff in Clinton. Thanks to Hawkeye State over at BHGP for letting me know.)

Whoa:
Eric Guthrie, a punter mind you, is up to 245! Ever see a Punter/Linebacker?

Significant Weight Gains:
  • Keenan Davis - 215 (+15)
  • Ricky Stanzi - 230 (+12)
  • Micah Hyde - 185 (+15)
  • Jordan Cotton - 185 (+15)
  • Christian Ballard - 297 (+12)
  • Drew Clark - 288 (+18)
  • James Ferentz - 275 (+10)
  • Markus Zusevic - 295 (+17)
  • Conor Boffeli - 285 (+35!)
  • Brett Van Sloten - 290 (+20)
  • Riley Reiff - 300 (+20)
  • Dominic Alvis - 240 (+20)
  • Dakota Getz - 230 (+20)
It's nice to see both the offensive and defensive lines bulking up a bit. The younger guys on the OL had the biggest changes. It's good to see Ballard and Klug both add some mass for the DT position, especially Klug (who I think will have a breakout season).

Position Changes:
I didn't see any new positions changes, but since the start of last year: Jacob Reisen is at FB instead of LB, Jason White is a DB instead of RB, and Cody Hundertmark is on the O-line instead of the D-line. There's probably more, but those are the ones sticking out at me.

CHICAGO!:
The 2012 schedule show the Iowa Hawkeyes opening the season against Northern Illinois is Chicago. This was done once before in 2007 and from all accounts was a smashing success. Like the 2007 game, this one is scheduled for September 1st over Labor Day weekend, so I'm guessing Hawkeye fans will show up in droves.

2012:
The schedule -
  • 09/01 Northern Illinois
  • 09/08 Iowa State
  • 09/15 Northern Iowa
  • 09/22 Central Michigan
  • 09/29 Wisconsin
  • 10/06 at Illinois
  • 10/13 Penn State
  • 10/27 at Michigan
  • 11/03 at Indiana
  • 11/17 Ohio State
  • 11/24 at Minnesota
The non-conference looks pretty easy and doesn't have the typical 2 cream puffs + 1 Iowa State + 1 BCS formula. Then the Big Ten schedule also sets up nicely and is much like this year with Wisconsin, Penn State, and Ohio State at home (though in 2 years Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana could be a lot better in a couple years...could be). So just thinking way too far into the future, this looks like a potentially big year.

As I read more of the prospectus I'll be sure to post more of my thoughts. For now, what stood out to everyone else?
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