IOWA CITY, Ia. – He’s no fluke. Derrick Willies put on another pass-catching spectacle Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game, proving his performance two weeks ago in West Des Moines wasn’t a one-time wonder. “He’s a talented player,” fellow receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “He plays with a lot of confidence and a lot of heart.” And […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bobby Kennedy caught himself. As the second-year receivers coach began touting the potential of Iowa’s wideouts, he started to gush. Then, his comments became more measured. “I’m really pleased we decided to redshirt some of those guys, because I think they’ve got the ability to really, maybe change — not necessarily the […]
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 […]
Receiver still a little behind when it comes to learning offense.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The critics had their say. And now, Kevonte Martin-Manley is offering a rebuttal. When the Iowa football team sputtered last season, the receiving corps became a target for second-guessers. “We took it as extra fuel to our fire,” Martin-Manley said. “We don’t really listen to the noise, but we hear the […]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – For Damond Powell, the playbook cramming is paying off. The junior receiver produced one of Iowa’s signature plays in Saturday’s 23-7 win over Minnesota, when he took a short pass from quarterback Jake Rudock and sprinted 74 yards for a touchdown. “It was a great play call,” Powell said. “All the credit […]
If everything goes according to script Saturday, a new Iowa football star will emerge.
Saturday scrimmage notes: True frosh Daniels likely to play, Kittle “intriguing,” Powell a fast learner
IOWA CITY, Ia. – It looks like true freshman running back LeShun Daniels Jr. will see some time this season. “He’s done a really nice job,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after Saturday’s scrimmage. “He had an opportunity with a couple of guys out and moved up the charts. He seems to have handled it […]