Iowa’s Jones adjusting to move to center – Radio Iowa

Logan Jones

Iowa’s Logan Jones says it only took him a few days to make the decision to move to offense. The former Lewis Central standout began his Hawkeye career as a defensive lineman before being approached during winter conditioning about the opportunity to move to center to replace All American Tyler Linderbaum.

“Coach Ferentz talked to me about it and gave me as much time as I needed”, said Jones. “I kind of knew four or five days later that this was the move for me.”

Jones says one of the biggest adjustments has been making the blocking calls at the line of scrimage and says he is still learning as the new season approaches.

“There is so much stuff I don’t know”, added Jones. “You have got to be a sponge and you have to be able to soak in everything.”

Jones first started working at center during spring drills and offensive line coach George Barnett says he made the transition quickly.

“He is a natural, gifted athlete,” said Barnett. “He’s smart, tough and just needs reps.”

The Hawkeyes open September third at home against South Dakota State.

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