Iowa DL coach Kelvin Bell not worried about huge workload for Logan Lee
Iowa has really relied on its defense and special teams through its first two games of the season. Just ask Defensive tackle Logan Lee.
Iowa DL coach says absolutely, Logan Lee playing 71 snaps a game is sustainable. Brings to mind a quote from Noah Shannon yesterday that Logan ran summer conditioning with linebackers, not the linemen.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) September 14, 2022
71 snaps? That is a lot for the 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman. But much of that is adieu to the Iowa offense being so poor. The Hawkeyes have scored 14 points in 2 games. Punter Tory Taylor has booted the ball 16 times. That is not a recipe for winning football.
The Hawkeye offense has to sustain some drives to give the defense a break. In particular, quarterback Spencer Petras has to be better. He has yet to throw a touchdown and has thrown for 201 yards.
Maybe that will come Saturday vs. Nevada. If not, this could snowball into a big problem when they move into the heart of B1G conference play. Iowa will need an offense for Michigan on Oct. 1 and Ohio State on Oct. 22.
The defense can only do so much, especially against potent offenses in the future.