Report: Lloyd Carr advised quarterback to decommit from Michigan
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
By Lloyd Carr.
Wienke told the The (Iowa City) Gazette that Carr, who retired after the 2007 season, told him to head to Iowa instead of playing for Michigan. He heeded that advice.
"When Coach Carr retired, he was the one -- I actually always liked Iowa -- but he told me probably to go with Iowa," Wienke told the paper. "That's probably the next-best thing that was going to be for me with my style of play."
Wienke was ranked by Scout as the No. 21 quarterback in the country, and No. 14 by Rivals, coming out of Tuscola, Ill. in 2008. But he was a 6-foot-5 pocket quarterback, and was concerned he wouldn't fit into the spread-option scheme employed by incoming coach Rich Rodriguez.
Wienke, now a senior, has played sparingly for the Hawkeyes. He is competing this fall for the team's No. 1 punter spot.