The Iowa Hawkeyes are three-deep at the running back spot when they are all healthy. That is not the case right now for the sophomore trio of Jewel Hampton, Adam Robinson and Brandon Wegher. Hampton is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last summer, Robinson was ruled out of spring practice last month and Wegher sprained a shoulder last week. None of them will take part in Saturday’s final practice of the spring.
Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe says the best guys will play, and says they each have a different style and it is going to be fun to try and figure out how to use all of them. He says they have not even considered the possibility of using one of the running backs in another spot.
O’Keefe says if all of them were practicing then maybe they could experiment with moving backs around, like put them out one-on-one with a linebacker. But he says they haven’t been able to do that.
Robinson rushed for 834 yards and five touchdowns last season while Wegher tallied 641 yards and eight touchdowns.