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First-stringers solid, but Iowa’s secondary depth an unknown commodity

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The questions about John Lowdermilk have subsided. Now, Iowa football fans are wondering who will be his backup at strong safety. “I just feel like I have to help the next guys in line,” Lowdermilk said Wednesday. “Help bring them along.” The Hawkeyes’ secondary took a hit last week when senior […]

LSU receiver on Desmond King: ‘He’s going to be a great player’

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Louisiana State entered Wednesday’s Outback Bowl with two 1,000-yard receivers in Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz called the two juniors future NFL receivers. Both are expected to declare for the NFL Draft later this week. That was the talent challenge facing Iowa freshman right cornerback Desmond King, […]

The race to replace Tanner Miller at free safety is already on

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Senior  Tanner Miller will play his final game at free safety Wednesday against LSU in the Outback Bowl. Who will replace him? One candidate is Jordan Lomax, who started at right cornerback in Iowa’s first game of the season against Northern Illinois but was injured. Freshman Desmond King stepped in as a starter […]

Iowa’s defensive backfield making steady strides

[ 0 ] December 25, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – The defensive secondary that once made Iowa fans squeamish is now a symbol of progress. Tanner Miller is the senior leader for a group of safeties and cornerbacks who recovered from a shaky start to emerge as a solidified unit. “Communication is probably the biggest thing out there,” Miller said. “These last few […]

Bryce Miller: Are Hawkeyes’ linebackers the best in the country?

[ 0 ] December 10, 2013

There’s no beaker-filled lab or gaggle of MIT graduates capable of determining whether Iowa has the best set of football linebackers in the country. When a topic is more subjective than science, answers prove elusive and debatable. Let me ask it this way, though: Is there another group you’d draft first? No collection of linebackers […]

Andrew Logue: Time to let young talent run loose

[ 0 ] October 27, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – An infusion of freshman potential is circulating through the Iowa football roster. Desmond King locked down a starting spot at cornerback weeks ago. Reggie Spearman is getting more snaps at linebacker. And it’s looking like LeShun Daniels is capable of carrying a greater load at running back. “It’s not like (Daniels) […]

Ferentz surprised by freshman DB's contributions

[ 0 ] October 22, 2013

research paper writing service IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz projected Desmond King as a safety, not a cornerback. “Shows what I know,” Ferentz said. King, Iowa’s starting right cornerback, was named Big Ten freshman of the week Monday after making 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops, in a 34-24 loss at Ohio […]

Freshman Desmond King proving critics wrong

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Desmond King’s high school football coach has a message for all the Big Ten schools that refused to offer King a scholarship, especially those schools within a 400-mile radius of Detroit:

Depth chart: New starter at right defensive end and other changes

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Mike Hardy is listed as the starting right defensive end on Iowa’s football depth chart released today, replacing Dominic Alvis. Alvis, a senior, injured his back in the first half of last week’s 34-24 loss at Ohio State. The Hawkeyes host Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. That was the only change in […]

Two Hawkeyes earn recognition in wake of Ohio State game

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa defensive back Desmond King was named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week for his play in Iowa’s 34-24 loss at Ohio State. In addition, sophomore tight end Jake Duzey earned honorable mention tight end of the week recognition from the College Football Performance […]