Sports publicists at the University of Iowa may not want to pick up the telephone, read a text message or open an email because it might require more damage control.
Iowa sports publicists have done their share of damage control over the problems with the running back position on the football team.
Iowa has endured various injuries, transfers and players getting in trouble with the law at the position.
So surprise, surprise there was more bad news last week. Different media outlets reported that freshman running back recruit Greg Garmon was charged with marijuana possession.
The Iowa sports publicity office or coach Kirk Ferentz has made no public comments about the Garmon situation other than a no comment from the publicity office.
The Hawkeyes are paper thin at running back anyway. Depending on the outcome with Garmon, maybe Ferentz needs to hold student body tryouts.
This incident may mean that incoming freshman Barkley Hill will become the starter. Hill was projected for major work before Garmon’s challenge anyway.
The old adage in football is you can never have enough running backs. Iowa has gone well beyond that saying. The Hawkeyes hope their running back fortunes change directions in a hurry.