Kirk Ferentz updates spring status of key transfers Cade McNamara, Erick All
Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes are in spring practices, hoping a pair of key transfers help turn things around after a disappointing 2022 season.
After going 8-5 with a lackluster offense and elite defense, Iowa landed former Michigan players Cade McNamara and Erick All out of the transfer portal. McNamara is the overwhelming favorite to become the starting quarterback while All figures to factor into the offense as a key tight end piece.
On Wednesday, Ferentz addressed how those players — both of which are coming off of injuries — are looking in the spring. As for McNamara, Ferentz says the QB is still between 6 weeks and a few months out from being full speed.
For the time being, McNamara is still doing 7-on-7 activities and individual throwing drills. McNamara wound up losing his starting job at Michigan last season but does have over 3,100 passing yards and 23 total touchdowns in 21 games played for the Wolverines.
As for All, Ferentz says the TE is at full speed and should be that way throughout the spring. He had 3 catches before missing the rest of the 2022 season but had 38 catches for 437 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 2021 season.
Kirk Ferentz says that Cade McNamara is still probably 6 weeks to 2 months away from being full throttle.
Kirk adds that McNamara is doing 7-on-7 right now and individual throwing drills.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) March 22, 2023
Kirk Ferentz said TE Erick All was full speed this morning and should be throughout spring. Cade McNamara throws 7/7 not quite ready for team activities.
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