Linebacker And Son Of Strength Coach Will Transfer From Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette is reporting that redshirt sophomore linebacker Dillon Doyle has announced that he is entering the transfer portal and will leave the University of Iowa. Doyle is also the son of Chris Doyle, Iowa's strength and conditioning coach who is currently on administrative leave following allegations of racist behavior by former Iowa players.
An investigation into Chris Doyle's behavior is ongoing after reports of his unfair treatment of African American players surfaced on social media. The Gazette reports that many former Iowa players complained about the environment at Iowa, with Doyle being the main culprit. Meanwhile, according to Dillon Doyle's statement, he has received an "overwhelming amount of support" from teammates and the community.
Dillon Doyle prepped at Iowa City West. He played in all 13 games for the Hawkeyes last year recording 23 tackles and one forced fumble. He earned his first career start in a 20-0 win at Northwestern. Doyle had a career-high 7 tackles. He was projected to compete with Jack Campbell for reps at middle linebacker this season. Doyle did not mention his father in his statement.