Blythe v Walsh

According to their coach, Iowa freshmen Austin Blythe and Jordan Walsh are engaged in a competition. You wouldn't know it from talking to them.

Iowa CITY, Iowa - They might be battling for a starting position on the offensive line.They're not willing to admit it however.

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz indicated at Monday's Media Day that redshirt freshmen Austin Blythe and Jordan Walsh are under consideration to be on the field Sept. 1 in Chicago for the season opener.

Someone on the Big Ten Network tweeted from Wednesday's practice that Blythe was running with the ones and at right guard.

"Both those guys are certainly in contention for starting spots right now," Ferentz said. "I don't think there's too much that's sealed up up front. Again, I think we have pretty good, healthy competition there. That's a spot that's going to be fun to watch."

While the media might have wanted to talk about the competition between Walsh and Blythe, it was clear that these two top recruits wanted no part of it.

These videos also give you an idea as to why Ferentz doesn't allow true freshmen to speak to the media:

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