Ferentz was aware of the situation and that there will be punishment.
How many games will Binns be suspended? Last season Shaun Prater, starting DB, and Kyle Calloway, starting RT, each received suspensions for OWI in the off season. Prater received a two game suspension while Calloway received one. Calloway was older than 21 and operating a moped while Prater was still under 21 and operating a vehicle.
Since Binns is still under 21 years old let's assume he receives a two game suspension for the opening of the 2010 season. That means, at most, he misses the Eastern Illinois game and against Iowa State. So, who steps in?
If the coaching staff chooses to go to number two on the depth chart, the first option will most likely be Lebron Daniel. Daniel is a 6'5" 250 lb Junior DE from Cleveland, Ohio. According to his Hawkeyesports.com profile Daniel did play in all 13 games last season. He has little to no significant statistics to speak of and played mostly on special teams.
Another possible candidate that may sneak into Binns vacant spot could be Dominic Alvis. Alvis is a 6'4" 240 lb redshirt frosh from Logan Iowa. Alvis was sort of a surprise at last Summer's open practice but could still be a year or two away from seeing signifigant playing time. Hawkeyesports bio doesn't have a pic so my pal MikeyJoe made one (I take copyright infringement seriously, or am trying to):
Cody Hundertmark was listed in the two-deeps at DE last season but has since moved to the Offensive Line.
The other scenario could be moving starting Defensive Tackle, and former Defensive End, Christian Ballard to the outside spot. If this happens you could see Mike Daniels move inside. Daniels, is a 6'1" 275 lb Junior from Blackwood, New Jersey.
While we should hope that all of these guys see the field against EIU, it's Iowa State where Iowa will need a solid DE. There is still plenty of time for someone to work their way onto the field but I think the Hawks are in good shape with either Daniel or Daniels. Whichever player ends up outside is surely going to see a lot of action their way. No way EIU, or ISU for that matter, runs the ball at Clayborn.
Okay, so in other Hawkeye news:
Several Football stars honor Ed Thomas at golf event. Not just Hawkeyes turned out for this event, former athletes and coaches from around Iowa were in attendance, and for a good cause.
The Gazette team has put out their #6 Top Games of the Ferentz era.
Morehouse:My No. 6 — 2002 Minnesota
Hlas: My No. 6 game in Ferentz Era — at Penn State, 2000
Doc’s No. 6 — 2009 at Penn State
Readers’ No. 6 — 2009 Michigan State
On this day, July 9, 1918 in Adel, Iowa, was the birth of Nile Clarke Kinnick
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