This Sunday, Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes made the drive east to hold an open practice in front of approximately 8,000 fans in West Des Moines.
This was a first for the Hawkeyes, and in all likelihood, had a lot to do with building up goodwill following a 4-8 season that saw the Iowa offense fall flat on its face.
There is still a lot of work to do, as Iowa is just over the midway point of spring practices. On the other hand, some new and old names have popped up as players to watch for in the upcoming Iowa spring game.
The following will look at the top five things that Hawkeyes fans learned following the open practice.
Unless otherwise noted, whenever Marc Morehouse is referenced, it is via this article on thegazette.com.