IOWA CITY, Ia. – Marshal Yanda was in the Iowa football complex last week, catching up with some of his former Hawkeye coaches and talking about winning the Super Bowl as a starting offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens. Yanda is one of 13 Iowa offensive linemen to get drafted by an NFL team since [...]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forget, for a moment, that Iowa’s football team is in search of a quarterback. The rest of the offense has coach Kirk Ferentz feeling fairly optimistic as spring practices begin. “To me, we had more questions last year,” Ferentz said Wednesday. “The good thing about last year is, there were some [...]
The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that a change in offensive coordinators isn’t the cure for an offense that this season ranked as one of the school’s worst during the past decade. “I think Greg (Davis) is an excellent football coach,” Ferentz said during a 45-minute season wrapup press conference. [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – What’s happening with Iowa football these days is hiding behind numbers that quarterback James Vandenberg just as well could use as a snap count Saturday at Michigan. Ready. . .set. . . . . .98. . . .94. . .106. . .102 . . .hut. The ensuing play could range from [...]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans: You were around Hayden Fry and now Kirk Ferentz. How would you compare Ferentz’s blowup Tuesday to some of Fry’s? Fry usually picked one press conference a year to lecture reporters, and often he did it to deflect team issues. I never heard [...]
Iowa has five opportunities to win two games.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Brandon Scherff looked around while working out one day during the summer. He nodded to Matt Tobin and James Ferentz, and then smiled toward Austin Blythe and Brett Van Sloten. Not only would that group eventually become Iowa’s starting offensive line for last Saturday’s win against Northern Illinois, they also became [...]
It’s the biggest cliché in football – the one about the most improvement happening between weeks one and two. They all say it. They all believe it.