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Cotton’s final big return gave Iowa a chance

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Jordan Cotton thought he was going to make it to the end zone. “Then I heard the guy behind me,” Cotton said. “He had the angle and he dove.” Cotton’s 96-yard kickoff return, with just under 2 minutes to play, gave Iowa the ball at the LSU 4. It led to the […]

Bryce Miller: ESPN reinforces perceptions about Ferentz teams

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

ESPN’s coverage of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl was a parade of stereotypes about the program under coach Kirk Ferentz. For those connected to the program, that’s mostly a positive thing. As LSU’s polished off its 21-14 win against Iowa at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., familiar themes emerged from play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and analyst […]

Finding depth at receiver remains a work in progress

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Nobody told Tevaun Smith he was starting. The sophomore receiver was listed atop the Iowa football depth chart released Monday, but he wasn’t aware of his promotion until meeting with the media Tuesday. “I just come to practice,” Smith said, “and get ready to work.” Smith played it cool, but the […]

Video: Jordan Cotton talks about his role on offense

[ 0 ] September 10, 2013

One thing that went right for the Hawkeyes in opening loss

[ 0 ] September 5, 2013

IOWA CITY – A few softly spoken words helped Mike Meyer achieve booming results. The senior kicker pumped up Iowa’s special teams last weekend by launching footballs into the end zone, nullifying Northern Illinois’ hopes for a return. “I just told myself to stay calm, nice and easy,” Meyer recalled, “just focused on the foot-to-ball […]

2 Iowa football players named to national awards watch lists

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Jordan Cotton and Mike Meyer have been named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Watch List, the CFPA recently announced. Cotton earned a spot on the 2013 CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy Watch list, while Meyer was named to the Placekicker […]

10 Hawkeyes named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Big Ten squad

[ 0 ] June 3, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ten members of the University of Iowa football team have been named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-Big Ten team. The all-conference team is released as part of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, which will be on newsstands June 18. Senior kick returner Jordan Cotton was named […]

Iowa offense 2.0 will be better, players say

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013

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 receivers starting over with new leader

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013

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 […]

Kirk Ferentz gives offseason state-of-the-Hawkeyes address

[ 0 ] March 27, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forget, for a moment, that Iowa’s football team is in search of a quarterback. The rest of the offense has coach Kirk Ferentz feeling fairly optimistic as spring practices begin. “To me, we had more questions last year,” Ferentz said Wednesday. “The good thing about last year is, there were some […]