Hawkeyes have 3-man race at QB

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa piled its team onto five busses and trekked halfway across the state Sunday, giving its fans in the Des Moines area a sneak peek at the 2013 Hawkeyes.

The crowd at West Des Moines Valley High saw the same thing they'll likely see at the final spring practice in Iowa City in two weeks.

The Hawkeyes have three quarterbacks competing for the vacant starting job, but Jake Rudock, Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard have yet to separate themselves.

Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Rudock has the best handle on things because he was James Vandenberg's backup in 2012. But Ferentz says it's too early to predict who'll be the starter this fall.

"It's kind of hit or miss right now, and that's kind of where the whole offense is at this point. We're rotating them in, which is probably tough for them to get a little bit of rhythm going," Ferentz said.

"All three of them are doing good things, and three of them still have things to work on. I think it's early to predict, and we're not going to. We'll let the guys continue to compete."