By Don Lund
This is the final part of Hawkeye football preview 2015.
This week, I’ll look at the linebackers, defensive backs and special teams.
Let’s be honest, the linebackers struggled a lot last year.
Iowa gave up 65 big plays last fall. Not all of them were the linebackers’ fault, but when you have two freshmen starting as linebackers, Bo Bower and Josey Jewell, you can expect some growing pains.
The Hawks gave up an average of 168.3 yards on rushing defense last fall, sixth best in the Big Ten.