Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis says the Hawkeye offense won’t change with new starting quarterback C.J. Beathard but they will take advantage of his strengths. After two seasons as the backup to Jake Rudock Beathard was named Iowa’s starting quarterback just days after a Taxslayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.
He says they have done some things different in the passing game that they think fit Beathard, in terms of trying to stretch the field, so there will likely be more of those kinds of things. Davis says they will try to take advantage of Beathard’s arm by stetching the field more in the passing game.
He says he hopes the threat of the deep ball will help out a run game that struggled for much of last season. Davis says Beathard does a good job of reading defenses and will have no trouble changing the play at the line of scrimmage when needed.
The Hawkeyes close out spring drills with an open practice on Saturday.