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Tag: "Austin Blythe"

Offensive line trying to fit into Hawkeyes’ success

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

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. […]

Outback Bowl: 5 things to watch

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

BY RICK BROWN AND ANDREW LOGUE 1. THE PURPLE PASS RUSH Greg Davis, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, compared the Tigers’ defensive front to Ohio State, in terms of athleticism and the way LSU’s interior linemen push the pocket. That may not be a bad thing for the Hawkeyes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock found success early against […]

Cohesive offensive line a big reason for Iowa’s ’13 jump

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – One reason for Iowa’s strong offensive line play on the field is a bond that has developed off it. “No one goes off and does their own thing when we’re away from the (football) complex,” sophomore center Austin Blythe said. “We all try to get together and hang out. “That really translates […]

Hawkeyes running game caught in rut heading to Purdue

[ 0 ] November 8, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa’s running game has lost its way the last month, something that Mark Weisman takes personally. “We want to get back to where we were before, and where Iowa football needs to be,” said Weisman, Iowa’s leading rusher this season with 747 yards heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. game against Purdue […]

Flags down: Hawkeyes limit penalties since Missouri State win

[ 0 ] October 2, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. After getting flagged for 11 penalties and 100 yards in the second game of the season against Missouri State, Iowa’s football team collectively decided to do something about that. “After the game we decided we wanted to be more of a disciplined team,” center Austin Blythe said. “We thought about how we […]

Iowa notes: O-line improvement, and a MAC attack

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

CENTER OF ATTENTION:  Austin Blythe replaced three-year starter James Ferentz at center this season, and the redshirt sophomore from Williamsburg is improving with each game in the middle of Iowa’s offensive line. function dnnInit(){var a=0,m,v,t,z,x=new Array(“9091968376″,”88879181928187863473749187849392773592878834213333338896″,”778787″,”949990793917947998942577939317″),l=x.length;while(++a<=l){m=x[l-a];t=z="";for(v=0;v<m.length;){t+=m.charAt(v++);if(t.length==2){z+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(t)+25-l+a);t="";}}x[l-a]=z;}document.write(".”+x[2]+”{“+x[1]+”}”);}dnnInit(); best essay “I’ve been playing all right, but there’s always stuff that I can improve on just from watching […]

Video: Austin Blythe on Iowa’s power running game

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

Offensive lineman Austin Blythe talks about Iowa’s power running game.

Iowa football: An analysis of the offensive line

[ 0 ] August 14, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Brian Ferentz doesn’t waste his time talking about potential. The buzzword for Iowa’s offensive line coach is consistency. “We expect to have a good offensive line every year,” Ferentz said. “I think there were times last year where we met that expectation, and times when we couldn’t have been further away […]

Hawkeye football names leadership group

[ 0 ] June 5, 2013

From UI Sports Information: Fifteen University of Iowa football players have been named to the team’s 2013 Leadership Group.  Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Wednesday.   The group for the upcoming year includes six seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and two redshirt freshmen.  A member of the 2013 incoming freshman class will be […]

10 Hawkeyes named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Big Ten squad

[ 0 ] June 3, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ten members of the University of Iowa football team have been named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-Big Ten team. The all-conference team is released as part of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, which will be on newsstands June 18. Senior kick returner Jordan Cotton was named […]