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One of the mysteries of spring football is why Iowa needs two coaches to keep track of its linebackers.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Ask James Morris about the legacy his class has left on the Iowa football program, and he doesn’t mince words. “If we’re being completely honest and objective here, I don’t think we can say it’s been a particularly strong one,” the senior-to-be linebacker said. “That’s being brutally honest.” The Hawkeyes went [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Timidity will not be tolerated among Iowa’s linebackers. When defensive assistant Jim Reid joined the Hawkeyes’ football staff in February, he made tenacity a priority. “For me, something he’s emphasized is us letting it rip,” senior linebacker James Morris said. “And understanding we’re good players and we have what it takes [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Where’s the love for Iowa’s defense? When the Hawkeye football team opened spring practices last week, much of the attention was on the offense, and who would emerge as the starting quarterback. But when it comes to the defense, things are equally murky. Eight returning starters will anchor the unit, including [...]
FROM U OF I SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior center James Ferentz earned top honors when the 2012 Hawkeye football team held its annual awards banquet Saturday in Iowa City. Ferentz shared the 2012 Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award, was one of five players named permanent team captain, [...]
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Apparently, Iowa left its defense in East Lansing, Mich. It hasn’t shown up much the past five weeks and wasn’t there on Saturday in a 42-17 loss to No. 23 Michigan. “Defensively, we didn’t have any answers to their attacks,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “That became pretty apparent, pretty quickly.” [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – They have a combined eight Big Ten Conference losses. Fans have become angry. Some believe bowl situations have reached the implausible stage. Welcome to Purdue and Iowa, a pair of struggling teams fighting for survival during Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Kinnick Stadium. The 4-5 Hawkeyes have dug such a hole [...]
EVANSTON, ILL. The “Bullies of the Big Ten” were pinned down all afternoon by the nerds from Northwestern, suffering a 3-hour wedgie and wet willy in a 28-17 loss at Ryan Stadium. The Wildcats dominated the Hawkeyes at the line of scrimmage, and pummeled them for 349 rushing yards. And it was week after Iowa [...]
Junior linebacker James Morris had seen enough of the empty trophy cases the last two years. The Iowa coaches moved them everywhere — the locker room, the weight room, on the path to the practice field. “I just wanted to take a sledgehammer to them,” Morris said. “Thank God we beat Minnesota so we can [...]