TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa’s 2013 football team holds a special place in coach Kirk Ferentz’s heart. That was clearly obvious after Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to No. 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl. Ferentz appeared emotional and was fighting back tears when asked what this team meant to him. A team that had turned a 4-8 […]
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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 […]
TAMPA, Fla. – A lot can be learned from a single football game. For example: Louisiana State’s 35-21 victory over Auburn, back on September 21, taught Tigers coach Les Miles his team could beat any opponent. Now, he’s trying to apply those lessons to Wednesday’s Outback Bowl showdown with Iowa. “The Auburn game and 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 […]
ALL CLEAR: Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said all the regular roster players are expected to make the trip to Tampa, and no one should miss the game because of injuries. “We had some injuries coming out of the last game, had some guys who rested for a couple weeks,” Ferentz said. “We’ve got some […]
Nobody had a way of knowing at the time, but the mess that was the 2012 Iowa football season would play an important role in the cleanup this fall.
At this time last year, Iowa linebacker James Morris was tired of losing in the wake of a disastrous 4-8 season.
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 […]
Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]
Greg Morris isn’t about to let his son failing to make first-team all-Big Ten as a linebacker dampen his mood. Greg is the father of Iowa senior linebacker and Solon native James Morris, who received second-team all-Big Ten accolades Monday. “I’ll be curious when I get a chance to talk to James, but my gut […]