Re: What players are benefiting most from extra bowl practices
By late in the season the player reps are being spread around pretty evenly in practice. By now everyone in the 2 deeps is getting ample work. The extra 3 weeks of practice flat out help improve the younger players in any program.
Whats most important for ISU is that Northern Iowa and Iowa had no post-season work to put in on the practice field for those extra 3 weeks. I don't think its a huge advantage overall, but it benefits the ISU coaches as they get some extra time to clearly evaluate the younger players they have. Position battle leaders may be more clear after the bowl game as well.
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