Can the Iowa offense actually change?
Iowa keeps winning games in the Big Ten and made the championship game in the 2021 season. If not for a loss to Nebraska in the final game of 2022, it would have meant a return trip.
The quarterback play wasn’t good enough and the offense has been terrible. Back in 2020, Iowa averaged more than 30 points per game so Brian Ferentz can call a productive offense, even though the Hawkeyes averaged just 17.7 points per game last season which ranked 123rd in college football.
The Hawkeyes averaged 23.4 points per game two years ago too so the struggles aren’t new. But a new quarterback can make a huge difference. Cade McNamara struggled last season in limited action for Michigan but he knows he’s coming to Iowa to be the starter and Erick All is coming with him. He can take care of the ball and that would be a huge help.
All was expected to be an early-round draft pick before getting hurt in 2022 and he should be the next productive tight end for Iowa. It will be interesting to see what the offense looks like this spring because if it has a pulse, Iowa can win the Big Ten West.