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Iowa Football Notebook Week 3: North Dakota State Week

Updates from the Iowa media availability in advance of the Week 3 contest against North Dakota State.

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Like every Tuesday, Hawkeye Insider was at the Hansen Performance Center next to Kinnick Stadium to speak with many of the team's players and head coach Kirk Ferentz to preview the upcoming game on Saturday. This week the opponent is North Dakota State.

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The following can be found inside:

***Health updates on Parker Hesse, James Daniels, Akrum Wadley, and Sean Welsh.

***Who the starting center will be Saturday for North Dakota State.

***The players' thoughts and opinions of North Dakota State.

****Jay Scheel's emotions and feelings after grabbing his first catch.

***What the Hawkeyes feel about North Dakota State and who they compare the Bison to.

***An anecdote on how defensive coordinator Phil Parker began one of the meetings this week in preparation for North Dakota State.

***Some notes on how Iowa is rotating the receivers after Jay Scheel returned to lineup. Also have Jerminic, VandeBerg, and McCarron.

***The defensive line comments on how the Miami (OH) tape compared to the Iowa State tape.

***The Iowa defensive line also shares their thoughts on what they expect from the Bison offensive line.

***LeShun Daniels comments on his own health and how he's feeling in comparison to this point a year ago.

***Kirk Ferentz and LeShun Daniels share their thoughts on how and why Daniels has been more impactful this season and the improvements he's made.

***Ferentz on the biggest surprise he's seen from tight end George Kittle in his career as a Hawkeye.

***Ferentz on who he would compare North Dakota State. Spoiler - two of the three programs are from the Big Ten.

***Ferentz and his admiration for the NDSU program.

***The honest and realistic answer on where Manny Rugamba is on the depth chart at cornerback after some stellar play in the first two games of the 2016 season.

***Ferentz on the play and his final thoughts on the performance of Lucas LeGrand and Keegan Render after a through breakdown of the Iowa State game film.


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