It may be running back by committee for the Iowa Hawkeyes next season who must replace Doak Walker winner Shonn Greene. After rushing for more than 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns this past season Greene has opted for the NFL draft.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says they will be a different football team without Greene, and he compares it to defensive tackle where they had two longtime starters who led the team. Ferentz says they will rotate guys and don’t expect any one to have the production that Greene had, but if they do that "would be great."
The top returning back is sophomore Jewell Hampton. He finished with 478 yards of rushing last season in a part-time role. Iowa concludes Spring drills next weekend.