Breaking News: Cole Croston on Iowa 1st Team

Breaking News: Junior Cole Croston has been seen taking first team reps on the Iowa offensive line.

The offensive tackle spot was a position of concern headed into the season for the Iowa Hawkeyes, and little has been accomplished so far for that to be alleviated. Junior Cole Croston has been seen taking reps with the first team during practice, in place of Boone Myers at left tackle, protecting the blindside of junior quarterback C.J. Beathard.

Despite head coach Kirk Ferentz mentioning the growth he had seen in his new offensive linemen starters afterwards on Saturday, Croston has been inserted into the starting unit at times.

Throughout Fall camp, the two offensive tackles for the Hawkeyes have been Myers and fellow sophomore Ike Boettger. Myers and Boettger were looking to replace departed seniors Brandon Scherff and Andrew Donnal. Both have had their struggles in practice in their first practices of being starters on the offensive line, specifically during last Saturday's scrimmage inside Kinnick Stadium.

Croston is a former walk-on for the Hawkeyes. His father also played for Iowa, and was a three-year letter winner.

The move just shows that the Iowa staff is looking for more answers from the position to shore things up before the beginning of the season.

There continues to be an emphasis on the offensive tackle position, and obviously some concern with the Hawkeye coaches still trying to figure out who's going to fit where along the offensive line.

Whether the move from Croston to the starting unit becomes permanent remains to be seen. It could be a decision that gives Boone Myers the motivation to step up his game and make the job his, or it could be Croston's time to shine and to take full advantage of the opportunity in front of him.


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