Iowa depth chart: Which QB is listed as the starter?
The Iowa football team released its latest depth chart Monday morning, and Jake Rudock is listed as the starting quarterback.
So, now, it's a matter of interpretation.
Does this mean Rudock is able to play Saturday at Purdue, after suffering some sort of leg/hip injury last week at Pittsburgh?
Rudock battled through knee issues last season, proving his resiliency.
But what about second-string quarterback C.J. Beathard, who replaced Rudock in the second half last weekend and was the catalyst for a 24-20 comeback victory over the Panthers?
Once you've drawn back the curtain, it's hard to keep the Sunshine out.
Coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday he knew a quarterback controversy was brewing, and he'll be peppered with questions about Rudock and Beathard when he holds his weekly press conference Tuesday.
Until then: Rudock appears to be available, and Beathard is a safe bet to take at least a few snaps against the Boilermakers.
Iowa and Purdue kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Purdue holds a 46-35-3 advantage in the series. The Hawkeyes have won six of the last eight and 18 of the last 25 meetings.