Ex-Hawkeye LB lands starting role with Baylor
A former Iowa linebacker has earned a starting gig at his new school.
Baylor released its depth chart on Monday as the Bears prepare for their season opener against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Sept. 12. Former Hawkeye linebacker Dillon Doyle has earned the starting job at the Mike linebacker position.
Doyle transferred to Baylor during the summer, after his father, Chris Doyle, was relieved of his duties as Iowa’s strength and conditioning coach following complaints of “racial inequalities” within the program. It was a position the elder Doyle held for 20 years.
Last season, Doyle appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman with the Hawkeyes. Doyle collected 23 tackles, forced a fumble and was credited with a quarterback hurry as Iowa finished the campaign with a 10-3 record. His best performances came in back-to-back games against Northwestern and Wisconsin, recording a career-high 7 stops in each game.
Doyle played in just four games as a true freshman in 2018, retaining his redshirt status. He will be a sophomore for the Bears during the 2020 season.
Baylor and Louisiana Tech are scheduled for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday, with the game airing on FOX.