Jon Budmayr, the "Offensive Analyst." Kirk calls him a "Gift from Heaven."

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yeah, things have gone nothing but downhill since this hire.

It’s not the analyst, it’s not the OL, it’s not the RB, it’s not the WR’s, it’s not TE.

People need to stop making excuses for QB1.

Just because Kirk protects him in the press and Brian is foolish enough to play him, doesn’t make him a decent QB. He isn’t. After week one against an FCS school, Petras was ranked 127 out of 127 QBs with a 1.1 QBR.

There is just no way to shine that turd.
 
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It’s not the analyst, it’s not the OL, it’s not the RB, it’s not the WR’s, it’s not TE.

People need to stop making excuses for QB1.

Just because Kirk protects him in the press and Brian is foolish enough to play him, doesn’t make him a decent QB. He isn’t. After week one against an FCS school, Petras was ranked 127 out of 127 QBs with a 1.1 QBR.

There is just no way to shine that turd.

there's no doubt that we need a QB change.

at the same time, our OL has not been impressive, either. Our OL should be dominating teams like SDSU and ISU. What's gonna happen against tOSU, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc?
 
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Story from today (Aug 23) from HawkCentral.

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One of the Iowa football program’s most interesting hires of the 2022 offseason has gone from a volunteer consultant to a well-paid offensive analyst.

Jon Budmayr will earn $15,833 per month over a six-month period — totaling just under $95,000 — to help elevate the Iowa quarterbacks room. The salary details were obtained Tuesday by the Des Moines Register via a freedom-of-information request.

Budmayr, 31, has been credited by top-two QBs Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla for advancing the Hawkeyes’ passing game and praised by head coach Kirk Ferentz as "a gift from heaven."

He played for rival Wisconsin and was the quarterbacks coach there from 2018 to 2020 before spending one season as Colorado State’s offensive coordinator. In 2019, Budmayr oversaw one of the most efficient offenses in Wisconsin history with a team completion percentage of 70.1% behind starter Jack Coan. Completion percentage has been a stated high priority for Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.

Budmayr officially joined the Iowa program March 1 as a “special consultant to the head coach and football staff." His role, as it has been explained by coaches and players, was to help assist Brian Ferentz, who has been transitioning to the role of quarterbacks coach after the departure of five-year quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe.

According to the latest agreement with Iowa, Budmayr was hired as a “Temporary Professional Employee” and will serve with the Hawkeyes from July 18, 2022 to January 20, 2023. Budmayr signed the agreement on June 28. He is reporting to Austin Showalter, the Hawkeyes’ director of analytics.

The university has declined media requests to interview Budmayr and did not make him available at the football team’s recent media day. Certainly, if Iowa’s embattled passing game has increased success this season, Budmayr will receive some of the credit ... and would make himself marketable for future coaching positions.

Was this a write up in The Onion?🤪
 

szohn

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HUH how about that Badger Bastard ?
 

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So much for your guess.
From what I've seen ... a big issue that we were observing was that it wasn't inspiring a lot of confidence in our QBs to have to feature some top WRs who were walk-ons. When you know that your top 2 passing options (Bruce and LaPorta) are going to be receiving a lot of extra attention from Ds ... you're going to be feeling a lot of extra pressure.

Just getting Ragaini and Brecht into the fold has already resulted in Petras seemingly playing with a lot more confidence. Timing and accuracy has looked A LOT better through the last two games.
 
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From what I've seen ... a big issue that we were observing was that it wasn't inspiring a lot of confidence in our QBs to have to feature some top WRs who were walk-ons. When you know that your top 2 passing options (Bruce and LaPorta) are going to be receiving a lot of extra attention from Ds ... you're going to be feeling a lot of extra pressure.

Just getting Ragaini and Brecht into the fold has already resulted in Petras seemingly playing with a lot more confidence. Timing and accuracy has looked A LOT better through the last two games.
Be careful about what you are saying. Optimism is often scorned but many posters...
 

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Be careful about what you are saying. Optimism is often scorned but many posters...
You read this board in the last 24 hours and you would seriously think Iowa got shit pounded. A reasonable person might stop complaining for at least a day or two. Maybe go 48 hours after a decent game, doing exactly what Iowa tries to do, have a balanced offense.

The field will open up when KJ returns. That's the third really good receiver on the field, with Bruce and LaPorta. That chases defenses off the line of scrimmage. Now they can double LaPorta and Arland IV and still keep at least 5 guys on the line of scrimmage and a LB or DB that can crash into the Iowa backfield as well. That's exactly what blew up the goal line outside option pitch. That play usually works for us but a DB was just hanging around the line of scrimmage.
 

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You read this board in the last 24 hours and you would seriously think Iowa got shit pounded. A reasonable person might stop complaining for at least a day or two. Maybe go 48 hours after a decent game, doing exactly what Iowa tries to do, have a balanced offense.

The field will open up when KJ returns. That's the third really good receiver on the field, with Bruce and LaPorta. That chases defenses off the line of scrimmage. Now they can double LaPorta and Arland IV and still keep at least 5 guys on the line of scrimmage and a LB or DB that can crash into the Iowa backfield as well. That's exactly what blew up the goal line outside option pitch. That play usually works for us but a DB was just hanging around the line of scrimmage.
Your point is valid, that KJ helps. Against the really good teams, they aren't going to back off just because KJ and Bruce are on the field. They are going to make Iowa prove it, and no throwing deep against Nevada doesn't prove it.

I actually thought the Iowa offense showed bigger signs of life against Rutgers. 8.7 yards per pass attempt by Petras. That is a winning number for Iowa. Got the ball downfield a bit to Lachey and Laporta. Michigan is unlikely to let Iowa do that, but they got it done against Rutgers. The two defensive TD's skewed things a bit, as Iowa had only 55 offensive plays. No one should complain about 2 defensive TD's.

For the first time this year, the offense actually contributed to putting a game away. Iowa leads 14-3, forces a punt, takes over at its own 6 with 5 minutes left in the half. Iowa moves it all the way inside the Rutgers 10 before kicking a FG toward the end of the half. Then Iowa gets it first in the second half. Marches down the field, gets help on one PI in the end zone and punches it in. Score now 24-3 and the game is realistically over. Seemed like the OL actually blocked at times, and protected well at times. I think the game Saturady against Michigan has the chance to get ugly, not in a good way. But that's why they play the games.
 

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First off, Michigan did not look like the Michigan of last year. We can run on them. There DTs are not world beaters. They have a tendency to walk through some drives.

Their go to on offense is to run the ball. That is their security blanket. Losing JJ hurts us in that regard, but having more speed with Corum is not a bad thing. Same Iowa philosophy, stop the run and make them throw. With that said, we have to keep stopping the run cause they are stubborn and will keep going back to it. Why wouldn't they? BC can break one for a TD at any moment. We have to resist the tendency to become ball hawking in the secondary and always, always assume they will run.
 

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Story from today (Aug 23) from HawkCentral.

Some excerpts:

One of the Iowa football program’s most interesting hires of the 2022 offseason has gone from a volunteer consultant to a well-paid offensive analyst.

Jon Budmayr will earn $15,833 per month over a six-month period — totaling just under $95,000 — to help elevate the Iowa quarterbacks room. The salary details were obtained Tuesday by the Des Moines Register via a freedom-of-information request.

Budmayr, 31, has been credited by top-two QBs Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla for advancing the Hawkeyes’ passing game and praised by head coach Kirk Ferentz as "a gift from heaven."

He played for rival Wisconsin and was the quarterbacks coach there from 2018 to 2020 before spending one season as Colorado State’s offensive coordinator. In 2019, Budmayr oversaw one of the most efficient offenses in Wisconsin history with a team completion percentage of 70.1% behind starter Jack Coan. Completion percentage has been a stated high priority for Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.

Budmayr officially joined the Iowa program March 1 as a “special consultant to the head coach and football staff." His role, as it has been explained by coaches and players, was to help assist Brian Ferentz, who has been transitioning to the role of quarterbacks coach after the departure of five-year quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe.

According to the latest agreement with Iowa, Budmayr was hired as a “Temporary Professional Employee” and will serve with the Hawkeyes from July 18, 2022 to January 20, 2023. Budmayr signed the agreement on June 28. He is reporting to Austin Showalter, the Hawkeyes’ director of analytics.

The university has declined media requests to interview Budmayr and did not make him available at the football team’s recent media day. Certainly, if Iowa’s embattled passing game has increased success this season, Budmayr will receive some of the credit ... and would make himself marketable for future coaching positions.

So far the returns are that Kirk has no clue what a gift from heaven looks like.
 

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It’s not the analyst, it’s not the OL, it’s not the RB, it’s not the WR’s, it’s not TE.

People need to stop making excuses for QB1.

Just because Kirk protects him in the press and Brian is foolish enough to play him, doesn’t make him a decent QB. He isn’t. After week one against an FCS school, Petras was ranked 127 out of 127 QBs with a 1.1 QBR.

There is just no way to shine that turd.
He's not a gamer. He does not have that dog in him.

It is also clear that the only guy he really trusts to throw to is LaPorta. Getting Keagan back at 100% would be gigantic in my opinion because he does trust him, and he spreads the field. Ragaini and Bruce benefit and everything starts to work better.

Spencer could be good if all the pieces were in place, but that is pretty rare over the course of a college football season and even on most teams in the best of times.
 

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He's not a gamer. He does not have that dog in him.

It is also clear that the only guy he really trusts to throw to is LaPorta. Getting Keagan back at 100% would be gigantic in my opinion because he does trust him, and he spreads the field. Ragaini and Bruce benefit and everything starts to work better.

Spencer could be good if all the pieces were in place, but that is pretty rare over the course of a college football season and even on most teams in the best of times.
You do know that Keagan Johnson may not be returning at all this season right?
 

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We need Damond Powell or the like to backup KJ. We need someone where the opposing safeties say **** me when he lines up.
 

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Your point is valid, that KJ helps. Against the really good teams, they aren't going to back off just because KJ and Bruce are on the field. They are going to make Iowa prove it, and no throwing deep against Nevada doesn't prove it.

I actually thought the Iowa offense showed bigger signs of life against Rutgers. 8.7 yards per pass attempt by Petras. That is a winning number for Iowa. Got the ball downfield a bit to Lachey and Laporta. Michigan is unlikely to let Iowa do that, but they got it done against Rutgers. The two defensive TD's skewed things a bit, as Iowa had only 55 offensive plays. No one should complain about 2 defensive TD's.

For the first time this year, the offense actually contributed to putting a game away. Iowa leads 14-3, forces a punt, takes over at its own 6 with 5 minutes left in the half. Iowa moves it all the way inside the Rutgers 10 before kicking a FG toward the end of the half. Then Iowa gets it first in the second half. Marches down the field, gets help on one PI in the end zone and punches it in. Score now 24-3 and the game is realistically over. Seemed like the OL actually blocked at times, and protected well at times. I think the game Saturady against Michigan has the chance to get ugly, not in a good way. But that's why they play the games.
Michigan lost a lot of talent, I think. As last week showed, at home they struggled against a far weaker team than Rutgers or Iowa, although Maryland can score. If the O line improves, Kaleb J might become a star Saturday.
 

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Story from today (Aug 23) from HawkCentral.

Some excerpts:

One of the Iowa football program’s most interesting hires of the 2022 offseason has gone from a volunteer consultant to a well-paid offensive analyst.

Jon Budmayr will earn $15,833 per month over a six-month period — totaling just under $95,000 — to help elevate the Iowa quarterbacks room. The salary details were obtained Tuesday by the Des Moines Register via a freedom-of-information request.

Budmayr, 31, has been credited by top-two QBs Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla for advancing the Hawkeyes’ passing game and praised by head coach Kirk Ferentz as "a gift from heaven."

He played for rival Wisconsin and was the quarterbacks coach there from 2018 to 2020 before spending one season as Colorado State’s offensive coordinator. In 2019, Budmayr oversaw one of the most efficient offenses in Wisconsin history with a team completion percentage of 70.1% behind starter Jack Coan. Completion percentage has been a stated high priority for Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.

Budmayr officially joined the Iowa program March 1 as a “special consultant to the head coach and football staff." His role, as it has been explained by coaches and players, was to help assist Brian Ferentz, who has been transitioning to the role of quarterbacks coach after the departure of five-year quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe.

According to the latest agreement with Iowa, Budmayr was hired as a “Temporary Professional Employee” and will serve with the Hawkeyes from July 18, 2022 to January 20, 2023. Budmayr signed the agreement on June 28. He is reporting to Austin Showalter, the Hawkeyes’ director of analytics.

The university has declined media requests to interview Budmayr and did not make him available at the football team’s recent media day. Certainly, if Iowa’s embattled passing game has increased success this season, Budmayr will receive some of the credit ... and would make himself marketable for future coaching positions.