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Persistence, tweaking propel Hawkeye defense

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s time to alter our view of Iowa’s defense. College football is at the forefront of an offensive evolution – sometimes, years ahead of the NFL – so statistics that once reflected success no longer tell the whole story. And traditional strategies have undergone some tweaking. For example: Last year’s loss […]

Formidable foursome set to lead Iowa’s defensive line

[ 0 ] April 20, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s Reese Morgan switched sides of the football in 2012, moving from offensive line coach to defensive line coach. What he faced was, in a word, challenging. Starters Broderick Binns and Mike Daniels were gone from the 2011 team. So were part-time starters Thomas Nardo and Lebron Daniel. Morgan inherited just two […]

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 […]

Brown: What Hawkeyes have to do to beat Michigan

[ 0 ] November 22, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa has never defeated Michigan three straight times at Kinnick Stadium, so there’s one thing the Hawkeye football team can accomplish Saturday. Here’s another: A fourth conference victory would lock up a winning record 12 months after the program limped its way to the finish line with six straight defeats and […]

Iowa’s no-senior defensive line chews up Purdue

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa’s defensive line has made significant progress this season. Defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat has been in the middle of it all. “Coach (Reese) Morgan is constantly coaching us,” Trinca-Pasat said. “He gets us prepared, and gives us confidence. We’ve just taken that step. We’re able to play football with confidence.” Trinca-Pasat […]

Iowa defense in a race to erase unsightly numbers

[ 0 ] August 8, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – A few statistics still cast a shadow over Iowa’s football program.“The one number that stands out to me, that really got to me, would be eight,” freshman pass rusher Faith Ekakitie said. “That’s how many losses we had.” There was plenty of blame to go around after the Hawkeyes finished 2012 […]

Hawkeye football names leadership group

[ 0 ] June 5, 2013

From UI Sports Information: Fifteen University of Iowa football players have been named to the team’s 2013 Leadership Group.  Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Wednesday.   The group for the upcoming year includes six seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and two redshirt freshmen.  A member of the 2013 incoming freshman class will be […]

There’s 1 key stat Hawkeye defensive lineman strive to improve

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The numbers on a tape measure and scale won’t necessarily add up to more sacks for Iowa’s patchwork defensive line. But a little bulk wouldn’t hurt. “You don’t have to be a certain height, a certain weight to play any position in football,” defensive line coach Reese Morgan said. “And thank […]

Iowa football: 5 questions and answers about the Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] October 31, 2012

Below: Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from Hawkeye football fans. Above: Peterson talked to Iowa running back Damon Bullock on Tuesday in Iowa City. ===== How many yards will Damon Bullock rush for Saturday? That’s an interesting question. After missing four games in a row while recovering from a concussion, […]

Recruiting notebook: Michigan on the rise

[ 0 ] September 8, 2011

Under coach Brady Hoke, the Wolverines have put together the No. 1 class in the country.