Iowa football looking for seeking explosive RBs, WRs

For once, Iowa appears to be deep enough at both running back and wide receiver heading into next season.

What the Hawkeyes would really like to see is a few of those guys blossom into big-time playmakers.

Iowa's abundance of backs could be the envy of the new Big Ten West in 2014, and the Hawkeyes are also deep and experienced at wide receiver.

But Iowa also averaged just 4.2 yards per rush and 6.8 yards per pass last season - both below the national average - en route to a rather pedestrian 26.3 points a game.

That's why one of the main tasks for Iowa running backs/special teams coach Chris White and wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy this spring has been to identify explosive but possibly inexperienced players and see how close they are to helping Iowa next season.