This is fresh from ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg’s blog (he was at NU’s morning practice on Wednesday):
Sutton is going to play, sounds like. He hasn’t owned the Hawkeyes in three starts, but he’s rented them a few times. He has 68 carries for 349 yards (5.1 yards a carry), 18 receptions for 130 yards and four touchdowns.
He rents Iowa. Indiana wide receiver James Hardy used to own Iowa.
Kirk Ferentz picks up on this Hawkeye killer stuff.
“Sutton’s a heck of a football player,” Ferentz said yesterday. “Amazingly, he was like that when he walked in there. I remember seeing him as a freshman and thinking, ‘Whoa, where did this guy come from?’ Kind of like a Bob Sanders of running backs, in some ways. He looks pretty good to me.”
Bob Sanders of running backs? We have a Lou Holtz alert on our hands. The ol’ Notre Dame ball coach is still talking up Navy. That said, Sutton is good, a potential difference-maker Saturday.