Originally Posted by bezerker
Yea I agree. I was talking about my theory saying that Nevolo was probably sitting as a precaution because they were playing weaker teams.
If a player is 100% healthy, a college coach does not rest him unless (1) the opponent is so inferior that there is absolutely no question that his team will win anyway, i.e. there is no risk, and (2) therefore he would like other players to get some playing time.
Goal 2 can be accomplished by resting the 5/6 players and letting two guys play who usually don't. This involves much less risk of actually losing the match.
Obviously, the absence of Nevolo and Singh against Iowa means they were injured and/or sick.