3 former Iowa Hawkeye football players try to fill an hour with words.
WUW 214 | Keith Duncan
In this episode Keith Duncan makes his second appearance. We start with Keith being from Texas and beating Kevin on the golf course and then move into how the spring went training for the NFL, an update on where that process is currently at, and why it is so hard to find a spot in the league. We crap all over Gervase while also praising him at the end of the episode, talk about what teammate we would take to a bar fight with us, discuss what pro sport would be hardest for an average Joe, and discuss Keith's twitter antics. Keith and Kluver talk about Keith Duncan Kicking and the new Specialist empire they are trying to create and promote the Polk County IClub Golf Outing happening in July, Plus so much more.
WUW 213 | Matt Nelson
Matt is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was part of the 2014 recruiting class for the Iowa Hawkeyes. With his 6'8 frame and exceptional mental ability to understand the game and schemes, Matt found his way on to the field early in Iowa City as a redshirt freshman D-lineman. After 4 years of playing time in the Black and Gold Matt now finds himself as part of the Detroit Lions in the NFL, but on the opposite side of the ball. Making a transition that is rarely made from college to pro has left Matt with quite the story to tell about learning Offensive Tackle, adding more weight to his already large frame, a custom training plan to morph his athleticism and movement to that of the O-line, and a fight to make the 53 man team. We talk about all of that including, what it was like to be excelling off the field as well as he was passing the MCATs, pursuing medical school, getting married, and a whole lot more. We also hear what its like to love trading cards and now have one of himself, what room is more fun to be a part of between the lions O-line and the Hawks D-line, How he approaches the off season, and more! We hope you enjoy!
WUW 212 | Mark Weisman
Mark is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After enrolling in the Air Force Academy in 2010 he quickly decided that it wasn't the path for him and he decided to pursue walking on to the University of Iowa Football team. That turned into a great decision as Mark established himself as an extremely hard worker and great team leader off the field, as well as becoming a the feature running back due to injury problems on the team. Mark gave the NFL a run but ultimately made a decision to retire from football and he talks about how the compounding effect of playing Fullback eventually took its toll. He then took a medical sales job where after 7 short months he decided to find his way back to the Iowa weight room as an intern for Coach Chris Doyle and the Iowa Strength Staff. After completing internship a full time opening became available and Mark stepped into an official coaching position. He took a job as Head Strength coach at Southeast Missouri St. for one year before again realizing that he wanted to move a different direction. Mark's career at Iowa is one that is widely known as he finished Top 5 in Hawkeye history in Yards, Touchdowns, and Carries.
WUW 211 | Hawks With New Homes
Spring ball wrap up into Draft recap and talking Hawks chances in the league.
In this episode we briefly discuss the final spring practice that was open to the public on Saturday. Where are the current Hawks at and what do they need to work on most? How does a large injury list play a role moving into the summer months and what are the strengths of this Hawkeye team?
Then we get to the meat of the podcast talking about the 4 Hawks that got drafted over the weekend and the 7 more who were almost immediately picked up by teams as undrafted free agents. What is Chauncey's ceiling in Dallas? What kind of impact will ISM have in Minnesota? Could we be looking back in a few years saying Daviyon was the BIGGEST steal of the 2021 draft? Will Nick carve out a career that mirrors what Ben has been able to do with the Chiefs?
All of this and more!
WUW 210 | Return Of The JBO, NFL Draft Preview
Today Kevin and Tyler start the podcast by themselves after Drake went Zero Dark Thirty right before recording time. A variety of topics are discussed including, Luka Garza starting his own NFT company, CJ Fredrick entering the transfer portal and how his "Greasy Uncle Joe" is involved, Jordan Bohannon announcing that he will return for his 34th year of college basketball, what the lineup for the basketball team will look like next year and their potential, this weekends upcoming NFL Draft and where this years Hopeful Hawks will go, and more. We also blank on Jack Nunges name and talk about if Drake were to disappear for good, how would that affect the podcast?
WUW 209 | Connor Keane
Connor is from St Paul, Minnesota and walked on to the Hawks in the same class as the Walkons back in 2013. An entrepreneur at heart, something was part of his life even before college, Connor found ways to start making the most of his time in Iowa City that most players dont, starting up business ideas. From a restaurant device to a laundry service to managing travel themed social media accounts, Connor has always had a knack for creating his own income, and is an all around interesting dude. We talk all about his ventures as well as his time on the team, favorite memories, games, and moments in Iowa City.
Coach Polasek might be the best episode yet!
All Hawkeye fans should listen to this!
Wow! I have enjoyed the podcast from the beginning but the James Morris episode is one of the best. Great insight about life after football! As a female Hawk Fan, I thank you for your dedication to your podcast!
Love the podcast