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Iowa lineman Brandon Scherff gets high praise, but maybe not from PETA

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz caught people’s attention last week when he said there’s not a better offensive lineman in college football than senior tackle Brandon Scherff. Scherff took that high praise in stride Wednesday. “It’s nice, coming from him,” the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder from Denison said. “But you really can’t […]

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. […]

Former quarterback Scherff relishes lineman role

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forward thinking led Brandon Scherff to switch from quarterback to offensive lineman. It also led the 6-foot-5, 315-pound left tackle back to the Iowa football program for his senior season. “The reason I came back was to improve myself in all aspects of football, pass blocking, run blocking, finishing at the […]

What to like, and be concerned about, heading into Hawkeye spring football

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014

What a difference 12 months, eight victories, the emergence of one quarterback, the decision of one left tackle and a favorable schedule makes. Iowa football fans are feeling rejuvenated with a program that seems to be on the upswing for the third time under veteran coach Kirk Ferentz. The feeling now is different than last […]

Hawkeyes ranked No. 21 in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early’ football poll

[ 0 ] January 17, 2014

The Iowa football team has landed the 21st spot on ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early Top 25″ poll. Here is what ESPN has to say about the Hawkeyes: After going from 4-8 to 8-4 this past season, the Hawkeyes might be ready to move back to the upper echelon of the Big Ten. But coach Kirk Ferentz is […]

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 […]

Logue: Iowa’s Rudock possesses smart study habits

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Jake Rudock is ahead of the curve when it comes to selective analysis. While other quarterbacks might drown in data, Iowa’s sophomore starter takes a more practical approach. Rudock knows the pitfalls of over-preparing, especially in the days leading to a Jan. 1 Outback Bowl matchup with No. 14 Louisiana State. “It’s […]

Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The story of Iowa’s 2013 football season is written over 12 games and more than 1,600 snaps of the ball. A majority of those plays — 865 on offense, 790 on defense — are long forgotten. But some define an 8-4 season and a matchup with No. 14 LSU in the […]

Football notes: Who’s shining in bowl practices?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013

ALL CLEAR: Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said all the regular roster players are expected to make the trip to Tampa, and no one should miss the game because of injuries. “We had some injuries coming out of the last game, had some guys who rested for a couple weeks,” Ferentz said. “We’ve got some […]