MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — Greg Davis was greeted warmly as he stood to speak to the Marshall County I-Club. “Nice to be here,” Davis said Wednesday evening. “After 4-8, it’s a pleasure to be anywhere.” The 2012 season was a trying one for Davis in his first year as the Hawkeyes’ offensive coordinator. But changes have [...]
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Nothing Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis could’ve said Wednesday would’ve made me believe that last season’s startling collapse of the passing attack was an aberration.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time in nearly a decade, Iowa will end spring football practices with a scrimmage. The traditional spring game was gradually phased out by coach Kirk Ferentz in the early 2000s, but the Hawkeyes will keep score during Saturday’s 2 p.m. practice at Kinnick Stadium. “I’ve always wanted, and [...]
Too bad life isn’t like spring football where you can sort of just start over every March with a clean slate and with an overwhelming sense of optimism. Iowa assistant coach LeVar Woods said the word exciting, or a form of it, six times while addressing the media on Wednesday. And that was just in [...]
Greg Davis came to Iowa last spring as the new offensive coordinator. Last fall Iowa finished 4-8 and had one of the worst offenses in college football. Hawkeye players are convinced things will be different this fall. “We’re playing a lot faster now,” junior receiver Jordan Cotton said. “Its being comfortable in this offense after [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mention Bobby Kennedy’s name, and you’ll get a smile. Iowa’s new receivers coach is fast becoming a locker room favorite, with his easy-going manner and knack for conversation. “He’s a great story teller,” said Jim Reid, who recently joined the Hawkeyes football program as a linebackers coach. “And (Kennedy) has got [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time since Jake Rudock joined the Iowa football program, the quarterbacking job is up for grabs. The sophomore from Weston, Fla., spent last season as James Vandenberg’s backup, but began spring practices atop the Hawkeyes’ two-deep depth chart. “Just trying to approach it the same,” Rudock said. “Trying [...]
The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here [...]
Akrum Wadley is determined to prove that college football recruiting is still very much an inexact science. He wants to prove that some kids still slip under the radar, even at a time when the recruiting landscape is saturated with recruiting websites and talent evaluators. Wadley, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound running back from Newark, N.J., also [...]
Brian Lemelle appears to be just what the Iowa football team needs to help jumpstart its sputtering passing attack. The record-breaking receiver from Harrisburg, Pa., is expected to take an official recruiting visit to the University of Iowa this weekend, along with a couple other high school prospects, including two other receivers from Texas. “I [...]