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Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 15 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays.
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s easier for Brian Ferentz to tweet than tinker. When the offensive line coach for Iowa’s football team needed his phone fixed, he called an audible and headed to a nearby Verizon store. The employee assisting Ferentz responded with a little good-natured teasing. “He recognized me and said, ‘I thought you […]
1. What was the most encouraging aspect of Saturday’s practice in West Des Moines? The fact that you didn’t see a lot of Jake Rudock and several other offensive starters. Established teams with experienced players don’t have to put on a show in the spring. As coach Kirk Ferentz explained later, you don’t need to […]
Iowa football reporter Andrew Logue looks at 10 players who could be pivotal to Iowa’s success in 2014, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1: 10. WR Kevonte Martin-Manley – He emerged as Rudock’s go-to guy last season. To maintain that status, he’ll have to be more consistent, less mistake prone. RELATED: Davis tops Iowa’s […]
The folks at ESPN/ABC and the Big Ten announced their prime time football games for next season. And Iowa missed the cut. The slate of six games, as posted on the BTN’s website, features Ohio State three times, including the first-ever November night game at the famed “Horseshoe” on Nov. 1 against Illinois. The Hawkeyes […]
Don’t let the easy-going grin fool you. Carl Davis is the face of Iowa’s defense and he takes his new-found prominence seriously. “I’m just trying to play my role,” said Davis, a defensive tackle. “I want to be a clutch player. When we’re on those third-and-2s, be able to make those stops. “Help my team […]
A countdown is underway. For center Austin Blythe, it’s the number of practices before Iowa’s football team kicks off the season Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. For right tackle Andrew Donnal, it’s the seconds ticking away after every snap. “At tackle, you have a lot more time than you do on the inside,” Donnal said. […]
Sprinkle a little salt on top of whatever you heard Saturday about Iowa’s football practice. For example: Freshman receiver Derrick Willies drew plenty of applause from the estimated 8,000 fans at West Des Moines’ Valley Stadium, but coach Kirk Ferentz put the performance in perspective. “He’s doing some good things and flashing,” Ferentz said of […]
A visit to Valley Stadium will whet your appetite for Iowa football, and may also provide a few insights. The Hawkeyes arrive in West Des Moines on Saturday for a 1 p.m. practice that is open to the public. It’ll be our first full glimpse at the 2014 roster and how things might play out […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bobby Kennedy caught himself. As the second-year receivers coach began touting the potential of Iowa’s wideouts, he started to gush. Then, his comments became more measured. “I’m really pleased we decided to redshirt some of those guys, because I think they’ve got the ability to really, maybe change — not necessarily the […]