Koeppel likely out for Iowa opener

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says center Josh Koeppel will likely
miss Saturday’s season opener after a traffic accident in Iowa
City.

Koeppel (KEHP’-puhl) was riding a motorcycle Monday morning when
a pickup truck turned left and collided with him. Koeppel was
treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and
released.

Ferentz says Koeppel was fortunate to walk away with just
scrapes and soreness, and he’s hopeful Koeppel will return to
action soon.

Koeppel was listed as the backup to James Ferentz on the depth
chart after the two competed during fall camp for the starting
job.