Iowa football didn’t have to look far for help in replacing star offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs. The Hawkeyes landed a grad transfer from another Big Ten program.
Earlier today, 247Sports’ David Eickholt reported that Indiana graduate transfer offensive tackle Coy Cronk was listed in the Iowa student directory.
Cronk, who started 40 games in his career for the Hoosiers, entered the NCAA transfer portal two weeks ago.
Cronk started the first four games of the 2019 season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. As a result, he received a redshirt year.
As of this morning, Indiana grad transfer OT Coy Cronk is listed in Iowa's student directory. Would provide immediate help following Tristan Wirfs' departure to the NFL. Cronk started 40 games for the Hoosiers. https://t.co/PIccRgbeKQ
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) January 22, 2020
Cronk will be eligible to play immediately for the Hawkeyes in 2020.
He played left tackle for Indiana but could switch to the right side at Iowa. Iowa is losing its right tackle Wirfs to the NFL, but returns starting left tackle Alaric Jackson.