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Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:11 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2012 3:15 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Iowa hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to running backs the last few years. Whether it has been because of injuries or transfers, the turnover rate on Iowa's running back depth chart has been remarkable. So much so that now it seems that the Hawkeyes may be losing running backs before they're even officially members of the program.

Rodney Coe had signed with Iowa as part of its 2011 recruiting class as a 258-pound running back. Coe failed to qualify academically, though, and instead spent the 2011 season at Iowa Western Community College. He also picked up a few pounds, moving from 258 pounds to 270, which means coaches at Iowa and his junior college are thinking a position change is in order for Coe.

Though if you judge by Coe's Twitter timeline on Monday, it's not a position change he seems willing to make.





The Cedar Rapids Gazette's Marc Morehouse believes that running back was never in the cards for Coe at Iowa, which makes you wonder why he chose the Hawkeyes in the first place if that's the case. Was he told he'd be playing running back there? Did Iowa plan on having him play at running back, but after seeing him gain the weight, Iowa changed its mind?

Whatever the case, it seems Coe is set on playing elsewhere now, though it is hard to imagine there are a lot of schools looking to add a 270-pound running back. While he may not want to change positions, he may have to at some point if he wants to continue playing football. 

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Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:18 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

Big whooping deal! If he doesn't want to come here & play where the coaches feel he'd contribute the most at, he can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. Now, I don't mean to sound mean & I sure as heck don't really want him to go to hell, but he can just do all of the Twittering he wants now because Ferentz won't put up with his B.S. on there anyway. And I wouldn't either. Personally, I think he's seen who some of our new RB recruits are & knows he won't be able to beat them out so he's going to go elsewhere to give it a try. Good luck! I bet no matter where he goes, the coaches will either tell him to lose SOME of the weight or play DE for them. Sounds like he's got a bit of a big head to go with his big ass now. Big deal! GO HAWKS!!!Wink



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

Why is it that any of the news that emerges from Iowa City in the off-season is either some dude leaving, players ending up in the hospital or some police report that a Hawkeye football member got mixed up in some sexual assault case?


a list of other schools who in the off-season is either some dude leaving, players in the hosipital or jail or some other felon that you think only happens in iowa city.

auburn
alabama
clemson
florida state
miami
florida
LSU
ohio state
penn state
michigan state
virginia tech
north carolina
north carolina state
iowa state
kansas
oklahoma
oklahoma state
texas
cincinnati
pittsburgh
south florida
michigan
ucla
usc
cal
oregon
notre dame
arizona
washington
georgia
ole miss 
tennessee
maryland
missouri
texas tech
texas a&m
west virginia
boise state
tennessee
kentucky
miss st
georgia

ETC, ETC, ETC....seriously you act like no other school goes through this...ALL SCHOOLS GO THROUGH THIS that are competitive. its called college sports. you dont think duke doesnt have a player ineligible or somebody arrested. the only difference cbs is obsessed with iowa. if you went through college records there are so many that arent reported that this is just a STUPID story that is a NON story in iowa. big WHOOP...his chances of playing for iowa were pretty much shot when he was declared ineligible a year ago but once he gets arrested he can play for LSU or alabama or florida.

 



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

Coe can transfer from his community college in Iowa to Missouri, and become Head Coach Gary "The Drunk" Pinkel's designated driver.



Since: May 27, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

If Rodney Coe wants to play RB somwhere, he better start losing some weight.  Good lord, 270 pound RB.  Good luck finding a team if you want to play RB!! 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

He could still start at Idaho or Nevada...LOL



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Rodney Coe tweets he's not headed to Iowa

Sounds like Kansas just got another player.




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Rodney Coe looking to leave Iowa

Why is it that any of the news that emerges from Iowa City in the off-season is either some dude leaving, players ending up in the hospital or some police report that a Hawkeye football member got mixed up in some sexual assault case? On a side note; if this guy Coe wanted to play running back, how about mixing in a salad and not blowing up to 270 lbs. I realize Big 10 football is NOT based on speed, but come on my man.


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