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Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

PHOTOS: Check out the new Football Operations Center

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

Iowa columnist Rick Brown was part of a select media group that got to tour the ongoing construction for the Hawkeyes’ new Football Operations Center. Check out some of the pics he tweeted on his tour Tuesday afternoon: Entrance to Iowa's new football building. pic.twitter.com/rswU4q4NMv— Rick Brown (@ByRickBrown) September 2, 2014 Here's a look at the […]

Iowa’s offensive identity an enticing work in progress

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is the Iowa offense in the midst of an identity crisis? Saturday’s season-opening football victory against Northern Iowa featured more variety than we’re used to from coach Kirk Ferentz. And to be honest, it was a little unsettling. “I wouldn’t call it a crisis if the receivers are making more plays […]

Ferentz talks short passes, Martin-Manley, revamped Ball State

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five quick-hit talking points from each Iowa football news conference of the season. Here’s the early buzz before Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Ball State: THE SHORT STUFF: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said the short passing game used against Northern Iowa was a result of the […]

3 Points with Nate Kaeding: Kicking blues and breaking down the UNI game

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

All season long at HawkCentral.com, tune in for our weekly video show with our reporters and former Hawkeye and NFL kicker Nate Kaeding. The show, filmed at Kaeding’s T-shirt shop in Iowa City called Tailgate, will get inside the head of one of Kirk Ferentz’s former players and try to dissect all the wins and […]

Hawkeye receivers catching on, but does Iowa earn passing grade?

[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Faith in Iowa’s passing game seems fleeting for now. Midway through the first half of Saturday’s season-opening victory against Northern Iowa, a former Hawkeye receiver began expressing his frustrations via Twitter. “C’mon Ruddock [sic] trust the (receivers) down the field,” Marvin McNutt tweeted, in reference to quarterback Jake Rudock. McNutt, who […]

Linebacker shuffling on Hawkeyes’ latest depth chart

[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It appears freshman linebacker Bo Bower has solidified his place as a starter. Bower, who made a key interception in Saturday’s win over Northern Iowa, is listed ahead of Travis Perry on Iowa’s latest depth chart, released Monday. The two were listed as co-starters last week. Also, Reggie Spearman is the […]

Harty: Don’t read too much into Iowa’s performance against UNI

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

Kirk Ferentz reminded us what the Iowa football program is all about under his watch while meeting with reporters after Saturday’s 31-23 season-opening victory over Northern Iowa. It wasn’t necessarily his intention to do that. It just sort of happened, as Ferentz responded to a question about how Saturday’s game was different than playing a […]

Sideline protection for Fry, Ferentz passing the torch

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The man who escorted Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz on jogs to and from the Iowa football locker room for the better part of three decades is passing the coach-watching torch. Ron Stewart, a retired Polk County deputy sheriff, wore street clothes on the Hawkeye sideline Saturday – rather than his […]

Brown: Iowa needs to put age-old football adage to work

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s a school of thought that’s been part of football since they started putting facemasks on helmets. And probably before that. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times: A team makes the most improvement from Game 1 to Game 2. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz subscribes to that axiom. Now it’s up to […]

Hawk Central reporters break down season-opening win

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014