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Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Des Moines girls named captains for Iowa Ladies Football Academy

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014

It is a parent’s nightmare — a helpless, hollow feeling. “Seeing your kids in pain that you can’t fix is the worst,” Toby Riddle said. “Just awful.” Toby and Jim Riddle of Des Moines experienced that when their oldest daughter, Megan, now 12, was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at 13 months old. Five years ago […]

ESPN ranks Cook among top-300 prospects

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

Drew Cook proved last season as the quarterback for the undefeated Regina football team that he was among the top high school players in Iowa.

Iowa football notes: Brian Ferentz addresses NFL rumor

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Brian Ferentz expected the question Wednesday. He wasn’t disappointed. A January report said he would leave his father’s staff at Iowa to become offensive line coach for the NFL’s Houston Texas and new head coach Bill O’Brien. Brian Ferentz and O’Brien worked together in New England. “What I’ll tell you guys […]

Harty: Hiring Reese Morgan was one of Ferentz’s best decisions

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Anybody who knows Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan knows that whatever success he’s had, it’s never about him. It’s always about his players, his fellow coaches and the fans, and whoever else might have contributed along the way. But we know better. Or at least we should know better. Reese Morgan has a special […]

Videos: Brian Ferentz talks Scherff, Twitter, gameday at Kinnick

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Is Scherff the best offensive lineman in the country?

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz spent last spring trying to temper enthusiasm for Brandon Scherff. “I feel differently about him a year later,” Ferentz said Wednesday of the 6-foot-5, 315-pound all-Big Ten left tackle who passed on the 2014 NFL Draft to return to Iowa for his senior season. This […]

Brian Ferentz helps Hawkeyes stay in step with Twitter

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

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 […]

Five questions with football writer Andrew Logue, and Big Ten Buzz

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

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 […]

Vikings reconnect with ex-Iowa TE Reisner

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

  The Minnesota Vikings signed former Iowa tight end Allen Reisner to a contract Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Reisner had been on the Minnesota roster in both 2011 and 2012 before spending the 2013 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 15 career appearances, Reisner has caught seven passes for 58 yards. Reisner has made […]

15 photos: An early look at the Big Ten West football teams

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014