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Iowa Football Notebook Week 5: Northwestern Week

The Iowa media notebook for Week 5 covers all the updates from coaches and players as they deal with the injury to Matt VandeBerg and focus on Saturday's contest against Northwestern.

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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 Rutgers.

To catch up on all the updates from the interviews and discussion with the Iowa contingent, CLICK RIGHT HERE

The following can be found inside:

***Health updates on Matt VandeBerg as he suffered a critical foot injury in practice on Monday.

***Player reactions to the loss of VandeBerg for at least a handful of weeks.

***Likely replacements at wideout and what new bodies will be thrown out there on Saturday.

***What the team has noticed so far on tape from Northwestern.

****The offensive line's thoughts on their improvement from the NDSU contest to the Rutgers game in New Jersey. 

***The players' concerns with the defense right now and what needs fixed.

***Details on the competition between the starting linebackers for who can grow the best mustache.

***Desmond King shares his thoughts on the young receivers.

***Thoughts from James Daniels on how the officiating has changed from week-to-week on the chop block calls below the waist.

***Defense on the bend-but don't-break style. 

***C.J. Beathard on the loss of Matt VandeBerg and what he expects in replacing him.

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