IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brad Rogers is trying to become the answer to one of the biggest questions hanging over the Iowa football team.
Attrition caused by transfers and dismissals has stripped the Hawkeyes of any veteran talent at running back. That puts Rogers, the starting fullback last season, in the mix as the primary ball carrier, along with Damon Bullock and incoming freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says that because of what’s happened at the position the last couple of years, anyone who can run the ball is getting a look in preseason practice. But none of the candidates has much experience in that role.
Rogers, a junior, has carried the ball only 14 times for 83 yards in his career. Bullock, a sophomore, had just 10 carries for 20 yards last fall.