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3 former Iowa Hawkeye football players try to fill an hour with words. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
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Recent statements by former Iowa players, posted by Robert T Green, have resurfaced Iowa into the spotlight after moving forward from original racial disparity issues. This episode gathers some of our thoughts on the situation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
James Daniels and Jordan Lomax join the show to discuss the racial disparity concerns inside Iowa Football. They talk about their own experiences from when they wore the Black and Gold and provide an entirely new perspective on the situation. We break down the specific issues, the route of those problems, potential solutions, and how to move forward as a community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Earlier this week it was announced that Chris Doyle, Head strength and conditioning coach for the Iowa football team would be parting ways with the program due to the situation involving racial disparity allegations. As exercise science majors who once considered college strength coach as a potential career path, and guys who have been coached by a strong lineup of coaches, we wanted to talk about who we think should step in at Iowa. We also discuss if Chris Doyle will ever coach again, and where that would be, as well as what you need when you're looking for someone to lead your program. Enjoy --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Friday June 5th former Iowa football players, many African American, started leaking personal stories and anecdotes to social media about potential racial disparity inside the Iowa Football program. By Saturday morning Iowa football and specifically Chris Doyle were in the national news as the questions about this thought to be 100% clean organization started to pile up. As 3 players who laced up cleats along side many of those speaking out we took a week to listen, learn, and process our teammates claims as well as own thoughts and experiences from our time at Iowa. This is a record of our own thoughts and some discussion about the dynamic issues and topics this situation has brought to light. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Austin Blythe grew up and played high school football in Williamsburg, IA. An extremely successful high school wrestler and football player, Austin had a choice to make regarding what sport was best for him in college. After receiving an offer to play football for Iowa after his freshman year, he eventually decided to choose the Hawks over a list of other programs. After redshirting his true freshman year he started for 4 years and finished his career as one of the imperative senior leaders on the 2015 Rose Bowl team. After that season he was drafted by the Colts and now is going into his 5th year in the NFL as part of the LA Rams. Austin talks about all of this and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
We talk about a bunch of different topics in this episode. It starts off with where Kevin was last week and talking about guests that will be coming on the show, and then turn to the Lance Armstrong documentary and Elon putting people into space. We settle in to throw our views out on the current events from Minneapolis and the riots that took place in Des Moines. We finish with some very entertaining conversation about Jacks pizza, what you wouldn't do for 175 million dollars, and the possibility of Spencer Petras being better than Nate Stanley? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
120. Colin Fisher | WUW 120

120. Colin Fisher | WUW 120

2020-05-2801:01:251

Colin joined the Iowa program as a manager in the fall of 2015. Colin comes to the show to provide an interesting perspective on Iowa football that this podcast hasn't seen before. The managers each year are a select, small group of guys that are crucial to the program. They are essentially, along with several staff members, the people who make everything run smooth. They set up and tear down practice, they prepare the locker room and equipment for game days. They transport equipment to the stadium, they drive guys back and forth from the hotel during camp, they assist with meals, and so much more. Colin is one of the truly good dudes that spent time as a manager at Iowa and it was a joy to talk about all of this on the podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Ross came in to Iowa, from Waukee, in the fall of 2014. He originally planned to grey shirt and come in after that 2014 season, However a spot opened and Ross was wearing the tiger hawk. Another under recruited Iowa kid, Ross grinded his way through Iowa and "owes everything to Coach Doyle" as many of the Hawkeye players would tell you. Ross saw significant playing time in his junior and senior seasons with Iowa in 17' and 18' and capped his career with the Outback Bowl win over Miss. St. After playing his final game for the hawks he signed as a free agent to San Francisco and has been with the 49ers since where he is currently playing with Kittle and Beathard. We talk about all of this and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Riley McCarron joined the team one year before the walkons in the same class as CJ Beathard and George Kittle. He has a very similar story as we do , Iowa kid with very little interest as far as big time D1 colleges go. Iowa hopped on his radar late and he was on his way to Iowa City. Riley put his head down and grinded his way onto special teams where he became an integral part of our core in 2015. It was that year where he started to become a factor at receiver as well. After an injury allowed more playing time Riley took advantage and was crucial to the 2016 receiving core. Much of our conversation was a walk down memory lane talking about all the good times in the black and gold. We got into his time in the NFL and what his life looks like now as well. Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Marc Morehouse is a well known reporter from Cedar Rapids and has been covering Hawkeye Football for the entire Kirk Ferentz Era. As players he was able to interview us on multiple occasions in the more formal setting and we finally got him in our house to chop it up Walkon style. We had an awesome wide ranging conversation that was super informational and holds an inside look feel from both parties. Enjoy. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
We go fully in depth into Nutrition and Training and how they work together in the life of a young athlete. How does the Iowa program approach performance nutrition? What are the best ways to gain weight as a high school kid and why is it so difficult? What did our nutrition look like pre Iowa vs once we were in the program? How does Chris Doyle and staff approach each body type once they are in Iowa City? What does each meal provided for the players look like and what times of day do they get fed? All of these questions answered and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
We took the weekend off to focus on family time but still have something for your listening pleasure. Take a step into the past and listen to our 3rd episode ever, which to this day is our most listened episode and first one to reach over 10k downloads. Drake tears Nebraska apart and it makes for great entertainment. Kluver also adds a personal mom story in the spirit of Mothers Day. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Live interactive episode done with fans over Zoom. Hackers for the most part stayed away so once we got rolling we had some pretty funny content. We ended up talking mostly how COVID will affect Iowa football. The game experience for the players, the fans, the tailgates. We talked about conspiracy theories with comical twists to them. And we touched on a bunch of other stuff. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
The guys answers Q&A questions and turn out 75 of the best minutes the show has seen. Topics range from the recent recruiting savagery to the husker recruit wearing a crop top on TikTok. We answer who the most athletic guy we ever played with was. What do players think of Alternate Unis? What would our death row meals be? Do D1 players use steroids? What kind of change did we see from KF and the program in our 5 years? Which of the Hawkeyes drafted this year will have the best career? And much, much more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Faith joined the team one season prior to the Walk Ons in 2012 with almost no knowledge of Iowa, the state or the sport. He knew very little about recruiting, college football, and defensive scheme but was talented and ended up in the Black and Gold. After his career with the Hawks football took an interesting turn in Canada and now a few years later he is back in Illinois. We talk about his entire journey plus more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
The guys breakdown in a jam packed episode the 2020 NFL draft and our thoughts on where the Hawkeyes landed. Some entertaining banter to begin the episode, some shit talking to OSU, and other fun. Tristan Wirfs, AJ Epenesa, Michael Ojemudia, Geno Stone, and Nate Stanley all were drafted and Nate Wieting, Kristian Welch, and Cedric Lattimore will also be headed to camps with NFL teams. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
Since the inception of our podcast there has been the occasional mention of Kevin's dad. Many stories from our college days involve stories from the Ward lake house in Michigan or other extremely entertaining situations that have played out with Kevin's family. Kevin is one of 3 brothers, all of whom played D1 football which has created quite the life for their parents for the past decade. Brian sheds some light on what it's like to travel the B1G 10 and how see every team and stadium the conference has to offer. We talk about the legendary Ward tailgate, stories from Brian's playing days at Illinois, and the time I almost killed Kevin on a Jet Ski. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
109. Toren Young | WUW 109

109. Toren Young | WUW 109

2020-04-2001:05:30

Toren Young is a recent Iowa Hawkeye running back from Madison, Wisconsin. Like many, Iowa City and what Coach Ferentz had to offer stole Toren away from another B1G region and got him in the black and gold. This episode is an hour plus of straight locker room good times as we go over tons of favorite memories and stories of our time playing. There is of course some back story on Toren as well as his thoughts on sharing the backfield, What he thinks of Nate Stanley, Coach Doyle, and Tyler Goodson, as well as how he felt scoring touchdowns as well as his feelings in some of his biggest moments. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
108. James Butler | WUW 108

108. James Butler | WUW 108

2020-04-1601:15:48

James Butler is a former running back for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He most recently made waves in the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks. Before Corona shut the world down he was leading the XFL in rushing touchdowns and literally created the XFL version of the Lambeau Leap, "The Houston Hop". James spent time in both the NFL and the CFL in between his time at Iowa and now and has an entire backstory of football and life before becoming a Hawkeye as well, highlighted by an impressive 3 years as part of the Nevada Wolfpack. Listen to James tell his story of always betting on yourself, learning how to be a team player on and off the field, and other trials and tribulations of his career. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
The Walkons were invited to be the celebrity guests for a Zoom meetup hosted in conjunction by the Iowa Clubs of D.C., Phoenix, and New York! We hopped on for an hour to answer questions asked by the fans and club members about our time at Iowa. Topics include, Who should be the next Iowa head coach, the polecat play story in depth, How COVID19 will affect the football landscape this coming fall, favorite Coach Doyle stories, and more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/washed-up-walkons/support
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Michael Reeder

I have lived in Oregon for the last 7 years. A few years ago when Nebraska came out here to play the ducks in football I was having a cocktail at my local haunt. I look down the bar and on the Friday before the game there are roughly five Husker fans all in red shirts at the end of the bar enjoying drinks just as Hawk fans might do while they are out of town.one of them however was wearing a Idiots Out Wandering Around shirt all in red. I sent him what he was drinking from the bartender. As he looked around to see who sent it I approached and informed him that I bet on my Hawks the last five years during the "farmegeddon game" and that until Tom Osborne returns to Lincoln it'll always be a safe bet. His friends laughed, I gave him a hug and our discussion about our love for the Midwest started and was followed by many shots. In short I'm torn. They are the team we were before Hayden Fry. I hate and love their fan base simultaneously.

Nov 29th
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Dan Russell

drake that's a shitty take on martin...

Jun 12th
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