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Tag: "Greg Davis"

Pat Harty: Questions remain for Davis after Outback loss

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014

Fair or not, opinions of Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis are still mixed in the wake of Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to Louisiana State in the Outback Bowl.

Outback Bowl: 5 things to watch

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

BY RICK BROWN AND ANDREW LOGUE 1. THE PURPLE PASS RUSH Greg Davis, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, compared the Tigers’ defensive front to Ohio State, in terms of athleticism and the way LSU’s interior linemen push the pocket. That may not be a bad thing for the Hawkeyes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock found success early against […]

Quarterbacks set to take center stage in Outback Bowl

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Think of Raymond James Stadium as a proving ground. For Iowa’s Jake Rudock, the outcome of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl against No. 14 Louisiana State hinges on savvy and poise. For LSU’s Anthony Jennings, the noon showdown is a chance to unleash his potential. Two quarterbacks, each with an intriguing future, taking center […]

Outback notes: Greg Davis happier with speed of offense, but he’s still not satisfied

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis said before the football season started that he’d like to get off more snaps than the Hawkeyes did in 2012. While that mission was accomplished — the Hawkeyes ran more 72 more plays than they did a year ago, upping the per-game average from 66.1 to 72.1 […]

Cohesive offensive line a big reason for Iowa’s ’13 jump

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – One reason for Iowa’s strong offensive line play on the field is a bond that has developed off it. “No one goes off and does their own thing when we’re away from the (football) complex,” sophomore center Austin Blythe said. “We all try to get together and hang out. “That really translates […]

Rudock wearing knee brace as practice precaution

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

Jake Rudock wore a brace on his left knee at practice Saturday, but Iowa’s sophomore quarterback said he’s good to go for Wednesday’s Outback Bowl against No. 14 LSU. “I’m feeling good,” Rudock said. “Both knees feel real good. The time off really helps. “I’m ready to go.” Rudock was sldelined with a knee sprain […]

Why was Jordan Canzeri a near non-factor early this season? There’s a two-word answer

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Ball security, not the lingering effects of a knee injury, is why Jordan Canzeri spent the first part of the football season playing in the shadows of Iowa’s other running backs. “Jordan came back off the knee injury last year, and we thought he was healthy in the spring,” Iowa offensive coordinator […]

Weisman flourishing as fullbacks fall out of fashion

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – In an age when fullbacks are fading, Mark Weisman is flourishing. Spread offenses and multiple-receiver sets may be all the rage, but brute force will always play a role in Iowa’s approach. “It hasn’t gone away, yet,” Weisman said. “And I think it’s going to continue to stay.” The Hawkeyes will meet […]

Video: Behind the scenes at Saturday’s practice

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

The Hawkeyes arrived in Tampa on Dec. 24 to prepare for Wednesday’s Outback Bowl versus Louisiana State. Take a look inside their practice Saturday:   Getting warmed up:   Coach Kirk Ferentz (white cap) watches the team:   Offensive coordinator Greg Davis watches quarterback Jake Rudock:    Team warms up   More of Rudock warming […]

Hawkeyes’ offensive coordinator ahead of LSU: “I think we’ve improved”

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013

Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis talks about his team and LSU in preparation for the Outback Bowl. “We’re running the ball well, we’re protecting the quarterback. … I think we’ve improved.”