IOWA CITY, Ia. — Spring football practices came and went, with little separation in Iowa’s quarterback scramble. After Saturday’s scrimmage, it’s not a matter of when the Hawkeyes will have a definitive starter, but if. “Clearly cloudy,” coach Kirk Ferentz said of the three-man competition. “We didn’t really plan on making any decision coming out [...]
Tag: "C.J. Beathard"
Jake Rudock did not draw a lot of oohs and aahs Sunday afternoon. Then again, he didn’t cause the crowd at Valley Stadium to groan, either. And in the scramble to be Iowa’s starting quarterback, that makes Rudock the front-runner. “At this point, it’s early to try and predict,” Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said of [...]
Iowa held its seventh spring practice Wednesday. And the three-way battle for the starting quarterback job remains just that. “Probably right where we expected it at this point,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday. “It’s still a three-horse race.” Jake Rudock, Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard are competing for time at quarterback. “We came [...]
Greg Davis came to Iowa last spring as the new offensive coordinator. Last fall Iowa finished 4-8 and had one of the worst offenses in college football. Hawkeye players are convinced things will be different this fall. “We’re playing a lot faster now,” junior receiver Jordan Cotton said. “Its being comfortable in this offense after [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mention Bobby Kennedy’s name, and you’ll get a smile. Iowa’s new receivers coach is fast becoming a locker room favorite, with his easy-going manner and knack for conversation. “He’s a great story teller,” said Jim Reid, who recently joined the Hawkeyes football program as a linebackers coach. “And (Kennedy) has got [...]
Iowa allowed the media to watch a few minutes of Wednesday’s practice. Most of the attention went to the quarterbacks. Jake Rudock, last year’s backup, took a few snaps. C.J. Beathard, a freshman, also took a turn.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time since Jake Rudock joined the Iowa football program, the quarterbacking job is up for grabs. The sophomore from Weston, Fla., spent last season as James Vandenberg’s backup, but began spring practices atop the Hawkeyes’ two-deep depth chart. “Just trying to approach it the same,” Rudock said. “Trying [...]
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 [...]
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 quarterback inherits Iowa’s six-game losing streak heading to next season’s Aug. 31 game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium is as uncertain as the future of Friday Hawkeye-Nebraska football games. One might not be answered until the week before that 2013 season opener. The other will be answered [...]