Washed Up Walkons

Washed Up Walkons

Go inside the locker room with 3 guys who have worn the Black and Gold. An unfiltered look inside Iowa Football featuring stories, first hand accounts, and personal experience. Join us as we break down and preview games during football season and in the off season enjoy guest interviews from former players, teammates, coaches, staff, and other relevant Iowa Football/Sports names. Hawks By A Million!


June 17, 2024 71 mins
Spencer is from Murrysville, Pennsylvania and attended Franklin Regional High School. He was a Cadet World Champ, and the Top ranked pound-for-pound wrestling recruit in the country when he committed to the Hawkeyes. At Iowa he went on to be a 5 time All American, 3 time NCAA Champ, and 2 time Dan Hodge Trophy winner, amongst numerous other accolades, accomplishments, and awards. We got to sit down with Spencer 2 months out from hi...
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This is a rebroadcast of our 200th episode with Drew Tate from 2021

Drew came to Iowa City from Houston, Texas and is responsible for the most iconic play in Hawkeye Football History. We discuss "The Catch" and that day in Florida as the Hawks took down LSU. We also talk about who he modeled his game after and provided him QB inspiration, What it was like playing with guys like Sanders, Greenway, Roth, and others. What it was like b...
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Caitlin discussion starts at 25:00 in

In Todays episode we discuss Grant's debut as a golf caddy this summer, and several other golf related topics to open up the show. We do a short recap of Kluver's Half marathon and shout out the ARMY members who joined in and ran the race. We get into discussion about Caitlin and the latest controversy in the WNBA surrounding the Fever's matchup against the Chicago Sky this past Saturday. We tal...
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May 28, 2024 67 mins
Mitch is from Burlington, Iowa and, with help from a friend, decided to be a Hawkeye over a Cyclone after his Junior year of Football. He went on to become a Freshman All American, a 1st Team All American his senior year, and racked up plenty of tackles and awards in between. He played for several teams in the NFL for a span of 4 years before hanging up the cleats and joins us on the show today to talk about his career in college a...
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May 20, 2024 63 mins
Austin joins the show for the 3rd time. We discuss life after the NFL, what training and diet looks like when it isn't 'necessary' for your job any longer, forward thinking as a pro athlete to what goals and aspirations will be after the playing days are over, entrepreneurship and owning his hunting lodge which he plans on becoming more hands on with, dance recitals with his daughter, Iowa wrestling and Ben Kueter being a 2 sport a...
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In todays episode we discuss the Hawkeyes new Transfer QB Brendan Sullivan, formerly of Northwestern. We talk about the law suit filed by Iowa and Iowa State athletes who were affected by the gambling drama from last season. We also discuss Kate Martin maintaining her spot on the Las Vegas Aces Roster, Caitlin's financial implications that might already be playing out in the league, the WNBA finally get charter flights, and the Oma...
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May 6, 2024 58 mins
Football talk starts at 26:00 

In todays episode we recap the NFL Draft for the guys in Black and Gold. An exciting weekend for a handful of now former Hawkeyes as 4 guys heard their name called, and several more signed FA deals around the country. We discuss the landing spots for each drafted guy, how they fit into their new organizations/cities/cultures and more. In the conversation that opens the episode we discuss the reality of...
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On today's show we discuss who replaces Ed Podolak in the booth during games alongside Gary Dolphin, who replaces Deacon Hill as the #2 QB behind Cade Mac, what the score of a Caitlin v Cooper 1v1 game is, KF helping to secure WBB transfer Lucy Olsen and what having her could mean for next years team, Reggie Bush being reinstated to the Heisman family, and Grant updates Kluver on NBA basketball- Plenty of other random conversation ...
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April 25, 2024 56 mins
A true friendship podcast episode for those that have listened for a long time. the Iowa football specific content is sparse in this one, but Kevin, Grant, and Kluver put together an hour of fun and entertainment for the Walkon Army. We discuss a minimum transfer package from the Swarm, why the team sometimes has too many players on scholarship, the Spring semester compared to the Season relative to workload and physical demand, th...
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April 22, 2024 97 mins
Sirles joins the show once more to further his Title as most frequent Walkon guest. His appearances on the show are nearing double digits and this episode solidifies why that is, as he is not only a former guy in the locker room at Nebraska and in the NFL with vast knowledge and experience as a player, but also provides great insight into NIL, the draft process, and much more from his current venture as an NFL agent. We discuss wha...
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April 18, 2024 63 mins
David joins the show for his 3rd or 4th time. He is an inside with 247 Sports and a beat writer for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He just got home from Cleveland and from covering the end of this historic 2 year run by the Iowa Women's Basketball team, and thats where we start. We debrief the run the women had, talk about his thoughts covering Caitlin the past 4 years, the Wright Thompson article that was written about her, and more. Then we ...
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April 15, 2024 61 mins
Steve is from Crofton, MD and joined the 2013 Iowa Football recruiting class as a Fullback out of Archbishop Spalding HS as a fellow Walkon. One of those unsung heroes Steve didn't see any action on the field but busted his ass day in and day out as an Iowa Hawkeye behind the scenes, and after our 4th season hung up the cleats for the career that he said he would always pursue, and is fully enveloped in today, Pro Wrestling. Steve ...
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Today we dive into a Spring Ball focused Q&A episode! Why are guys still out at the bars during spring ball so much? How does a player missing time for injury during SB make that up? What's the funniest thing we ever saw during spring practice period? Is the Paulsen Spring Crawfish boil still happening? How does a new coach, like Lester, earn the respect of his new players? Are there any Spring Ball traditions? Why is Iowa's sp...
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The Hawks defeated UConn in dramatic fashion in the Final Four to advance and take on South Carolina in the National Title game. Their 2nd straight appearance to the championship game where no one thought they would ever go once, let alone twice. They fell short against the Gamecocks, but overdelivered in bunches when it comes to what this team has done for the Iowa brand, school, and fanbase over the last 2 seasons. We sit down to...
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April 4, 2024 51 mins
An instant reaction show of sorts as we sit down to record immediately after the clock struck zeroes on the historic Iowa v LSU rematch. We discuss our opinions on if we thought Iowa could get this done, why the better team isn't always the one with better individual players, and why Iowa can win it all if Caitlin plays like that 2 more times. We talk about O'grady giving huge minutes with Stuelke in foul trouble, Gabbie Marshall a...
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April 1, 2024 58 mins
Brad makes his 3rd appearance on the show to give us some updates on the Swarm Collective. Brad was the spearhead for Iowa's primary NIL collective back in 2021 and the Swarm has continued to grow since then. With the recent Kadyn Proctor situation causing outrage and drama across not only the Iowa fanbase, but the country as well, we thought it would be a great time to sit down again with Brad to decipher the ins and outs of how t...
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March 28, 2024 83 mins
Justin is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was one of the 5 Asst. Strength Coaches during the Walkons time in Iowa City, from 2013 to 2017. As we graduated and left the program he did some of the same as he was hired as the Head Strength Coach at Towson University out East. He served in that role for 5 years until recently moving back to the Des Moines area. We go deep into the nerdy nitty gritty of strength and conditioning, what ...
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March 25, 2024 83 mins
Garret is from Pella, Iowa. His dream to play college football was always there, but his path to Iowa City as a Hawkeye wasn't one without drama. He details his wacky recruiting timeline, his less than 24 hour commitment to UNI, and finally choosing Iowa. He talks about his transition into College football, why it was difficult for him to gain weight and in turn find more playing time, what it was like to be a punt protector, and m...
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March 21, 2024 79 mins
Logan is from Orion, Illinois. In this episode we dive deep into what makes him tick, and actually spend very little time on his football specific career as a Hawkeye. This was one of the easiest most flowing episodes we have ever done and we could have talked for another 4 hours. Logan is an incredibly intelligent and insightful guy, who is seriously devoted to his faith, his football, and human optimization. We discuss what he ha...
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On todays episode we discuss Caitlin Clark and the 1 seed to be Hawkeyes as the tournament draws near and so too does the GOATs time in the black and gold. Pat McAfee and company will be in town surrounding the hype of the women's team and doing their show from the fieldhouse in Iowa City. We talk about the new 5 star recruit Bluder and co just landed and how much of a drop off we should expect next year for the Hawks. We have a li...
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