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Monday 4:15 p.m. update - Hawkeyes' Hyde enters different pleas for 2 charges
IOWA CITY, Iowa - While nothing definitive has been made public, it appears Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde will be available for Saturday's game at Michigan State. The senior captain was arrested during the weekend for public intoxication and interference with official acts.
Here's the Iowa City Press-Citizen story. Apologies if you're not a subscriber and can't read it.
Iowa released its new depth chart late Monday morning. On it, Hyde was listed as a starting cornerback. Couple that with Coach Kirk Ferentz's prepared statement and signs point to Hyde being in action against the Spartans (11 a.m. CT, ESPN).
"I was disappointed to learn of the events involving three team members, as all three of these student-athletes have been good citizens during their time in our program," Ferentz said. "We will follow protocol set by the UI student-athlete Code of Conduct, as well as taking additional measures within the program."
Tight end Ray Hamilton was charged for being a minor at a location serving alcohol after 10 p.m. Reserve offensive lineman Drew Clark was picked up for public intox.
Hamilton appeared on Monday's two-deep as the No. 2 tight end. Clark hasn't been on the depth chart.
Ferentz still could announce suspensions from the weekend's activities but he's likely gathered the necessary details by now. Why release a depth chart with Hyde on it unless he's continuing to think about it? Maybe, but probably not.
The veteran Iowa coach never has been completely forthcoming with his disciplinary rules. There have been patterns and he's always held older players more accountable than their younger teammates.
Considering the trends of punishment during the Ferentz Era, Hyde could have been, and still might be, suspended for running from police. The was a detail of DeAndre Johnson's final incident before being thrown off of the team.
True freshman Michael Malloy eluded police in high school and it helped cost him a scholarship this semester. Classmate Greg Garmon was picked up on similar charges as a prep and he kept his complete ride.
Again, we're left to speculate a bit here because Ferentz doesn't reveal his complete method of making decisions. It's not black and white for him, either. He gathers information from the authorities and has to often times judge on case by case basis using various details.
Of course, Ferentz could just come out and said "Micah is suspended or not suspended" but what fun would that be? He needs to create a little intrigue for his guy, Mark Dantonio at MSU.
-RB Damon Bullock was listed No. 2 behind Mark Weisman after missing the better part of the last three games with a head injury.
-Two starters didn't show up on the newest two-deep after missing the Minnesota game two Saturdays ago.
Ferentz said after the contest that he expected CB B.J. Lowery to return last week. Coordinator Phil Parker said Tuesday he planned for the junior to be back at practice that day. He was replaced by Greg Castillo on Monday's chart.
Andrew Donnal was listed as the No. 1 RG after replacing regular Austin Blythe versus the Golden Gophers.
We should learn more on the Hawkeyes' health during Ferentz's Tuesday press conference.
-A win on Saturday would be Ferentz's 100th as Iowa head coach. This is his 14th season. Hayden Fry is the leader at 143-89-6 over 20 seasons has Head Hawk.
-Despite his recent emergence, Jordan Cotton is not listed among the five receivers on the two-deep. There hasn't been worked of an injury.
-Two true freshmen - Sean Draper and Kevin Buford - are on the depth chart as No. 2 CBs.
-Limited tickets remain and are available at msuspartans.com.
-Hawkeye Huddle will be from 9-11 ET on game day at the Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C Ave., E. Lansing. Admission is free. Bring cash for refreshments.
-Dan Pasch, Brian Griese and Jenn Brown make up ESPN's broadcast team.