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 [...]
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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. – 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 [...]
University of Iowa Athletic Communications news release: IOWA CITY, Iowa — College Sports Madness has named six University of Iowa football players to its Big Ten All-Conference team. Senior Micah Hyde (defensive back) and junior Jordan Cotton (kick returner) were named to the first team. Junior Anthony Hitchens (linebacker) was selected to the second team [...]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans. Will leading rusher Mark Weisman return to the field on Saturday? That’s doubtful. As badly as the Hawkeyes could use his 5.8-yards per carry average, coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t going to risk further damage to his strained groin. Here’s what Ferentz said at [...]
What will Iowa miss most of Mark Weisman doesn’t play? If true freshman Greg Garmon starts Saturday, then quarterback James Vandenberg better be prepared to be mobile. It’s tough enough to veteran backs to figure out which defender to block on blitzing situations, let alone a collegiate rookie. Luckily for Vanenberg and Iowa, Penn State [...]
Sophomore running back Mark Weisman finished with more than 100 rushing yards for the fourth straight game on Saturday, but it didn’t come easy. Weisman had 116 yards on 26 carries, but left the locker room with a protective walking boot on his right ankle. “I think its fine,” Weisman said. He said he could [...]
Junior linebacker James Morris had seen enough of the empty trophy cases the last two years. The Iowa coaches moved them everywhere — the locker room, the weight room, on the path to the practice field. “I just wanted to take a sledgehammer to them,” Morris said. “Thank God we beat Minnesota so we can [...]
Iowa receiver Jordan Cotton talks about his younger brother Darian, who is a defensive back at Iowa State.