Iowa Football: Nathan Stanley Named Starting QB

As we near the kickoff of the bulk of FBS season, starting quarterbacks are being name around the league.

One race that appears to be officially in the books is the one that was taking place in Iowa. On Monday, news started to circulate that the Hawkeyes had decided on Nathan Stanley as their starter for opening weekend.

It was first reported by Hawkeyes play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin:

If the report proves to be true, it means that Stanley would have beat junior Tyler Wiegers to the top of the depth chart. The Hawkeyes competition was considered wide-open after the departure of C.J. Beathard to the NFL.

Beathard was selected in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Stanley will face the monumental task of revitalizing the 117th ranked passing offense in the country. Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 235-pounds, Stanley certainly has the stature to stand in the pocket when pressure is bearing in on him. He lacks any real starting experience though, having thrown only nine passes 62-yards last season.

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