How the Hawkeyes spent the bye week

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You just don’t get a lot of freetime when you play football at Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ bye last week gave the players some time away from the football building and they certainly took advantage with an array of activities.

Daviyon Nixon, Iowa sophomore defensive lineman: “I went to the movies. I did go to the movies. I saw ‘It 2.’ We were supposed to go bowling, but it started raining really hard on Saturday, so we just stayed and watched movies there.”

Geno Stone, Iowa junior defensive back: “The only thing I really did, I went and got a pedicure, but besides that I didn’t do anything else. I hadn’t had one in a while, so I went and relaxed, got in the massage chair and just sat there. It was pretty relaxing.”

Keith Duncan, Iowa junior kicker: “Hung out at the house, got caught up on some homework, played some golf and yeah, just chilled. … I am a big golf guy. I love golf, so it’s pretty fun to go out there and smack it around with some guys.”

Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa freshman offensive lineman: “This week was a lot of football watching. I went back home and then all of Saturday I was watching football so, you just kind of miss it when you’re not playing on a Saturday. It just makes you feel like you want to get back out there again…yeah, it’s fun kind of resting up, but it makes you want to get back into things when you’re watching it.”

It’s been back to football the past couple days as Iowa prepares for Middle Tennessee on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawks are looking for their fifth 4-0 start under Kirk Ferentz and the first since 2015.

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