Hawkeye HQ at Big Ten Media Days

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Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on July 19, 2019. (Adam Rossow, HawkeyeHQ.com)

Hawkeye Headquarters took you inside the Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago like no one else.

Friday was Iowa’s day to shine, but there were plenty of players and coaches on hand from the Hawkeyes’ conference rivals to get the event kicked off in style on Thursday.

+ Hawkeyes quarterback Nate Stanley says he’s more focused on individual improvement and team success than breaking records: “…being the best leader and helping this team go to Indianapolis and win the Big Ten Championship. If we can do that, I don’t care about anything else.” Hawkeye Headquarters reporter Adam Rossow on what should be a record-breaking season for the senior QB.

+ The Iowa football program dropped 4 games in 2018 by a total of 23 points, so the Hawkeyes are putting an emphasis on closing games in crunch time in 2019.

+ Nebraska players and coach Scott Frost discussed the rivalry with the Hawkeyes at Big Ten Media Days, saying they “wanna give just a little more for Iowa.”

+ There was a lot of talk at the Big Ten Media Days about the imbalance of Power 5 conference schedules with the B1G playing 9 games while others play only 8. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta weighed in on the debate.

+ All of the Big Ten West coaches are back, a surprise even to Pat Fitzgerald. How that consistency impacts preparation for this season.

+ Do you want predictions? In July? Well, Hawkeye Headquarters reporter Adam Rossow gives you a glimpse into what could happen this fall in the West division

Here’s everything else from both days:

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