Iowa is operating from a rare position of strength at running back.
Not only do the Hawkeyes have a stable of capable backs, they're nearly all healthy heading into the summer.
Iowa took it easy on its three top backs - starters Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri and third-down back Damon Bullock - and as a result they should all be fresh for fall camp in three months. The Hawkeyes gave many of the carries those backs would have gotten to a host of youngsters, including LeShun Daniels, Jonathan Parker and Barkley Hill.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says Bullock, Daniels and Canzeri have all improved during spring practice, which wrapped up Saturday with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium.