An experienced crew of linebackers will lead the Iowa defense while a young defensive line matures. Outside linebacker A.J. Edds says it will take a while for the defense to adapt to the loss of Mitch King and Matt Kroul up front. He says that means they have to make more plays up front with everyone stepping up the play to fill in for the loss of King and Kroul.
Iowa’s defense over the past few years has been as simple as it has successful and Edds says it is a philosophy based on team defense. He says they know how to play off each other and he says they are just a solid fundamental team. Edds says the philosophy begins with limiting big plays.
Edds says the Hawks play a style that fits their personel and he says knowing you limitations is important and then carrying that out.
Iowa opens September fifth at home against U.N.I.