July 20, 2006
Stepping up on offense
Every season there is a changing of the guard, to some degree, on a college football team as players move on via graduation. This year is no different as the Iowa offense will be replace two offensive linemen and their top two wide receivers this fall. As we head into the start of fall camp, several new names will have the opportunity to step up and gain playing time this fall.
The most obvious position where several players could emerge is at wide receiver, where the Hawkeyes attempt to replace Ed Hinkel and Clinton Solomon. Several players are in the running at this point for a drastic increase in snaps.
Herb Grigsby - The junior wideout stepped in and did a terrific job last fall when Ed Hinkel went down with a broken arm. After pulling in 25 catches and three touchdowns, Grigsby is the leader of the pack at wide receiver going into camp. This fall Grigsby goes from unknown to marked man in the Iowa offense and he should make the adjustment rather smoothly.
Calvin Davis - After really flashing as a redshirt freshman, the Iowa City native has battled a wide variety of injuries the past two years, but hopes to make his senior campaign a memorable one. Davis is current penciled in as Iowa's other starter at wide receiver and if he can stay healthy, it could be a nice send off season for him.
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