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 [...]
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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 [...]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – At some point Saturday, the Iowa football team’s 2012 season went from being frustrating and embarrassing to sad and pitiful. It’s hard to say exactly when it happened, considering Michigan scored touchdowns on its first six offensive possessions while cruising to a 42-17 victory before an announced crowd of 113,016 at [...]
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – One game. One all-or-nothing Iowa football game is what it has come down to. Beat Michigan for a fourth season in a row at 11 a.m., and Hawkeye hope for a .500 regular season continues. Lose, and it’s onto the next sport for fans who wanted more out of a football [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – What’s happening with Iowa football these days is hiding behind numbers that quarterback James Vandenberg just as well could use as a snap count Saturday at Michigan. Ready. . .set. . . . . .98. . . .94. . .106. . .102 . . .hut. The ensuing play could range from [...]
The Hawkeyes’ bowl hopes are on life-support and fading fast after a 27-24 loss to Purdue.
Bloomington, Ind. – Three years ago, I defended Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz when he chose not to try to score near midfield against Ohio State late in the fourth quarter. The Big Ten title was on the line back then and it seemed too risky for Ferentz to gamble, especially with the game tied and [...]
East Lansing, Mich. – James Vandenberg was right. The longer his Iowa football offense sputtered Saturday afternoon against Michigan State, the more he knew momentum eventually would turn. “We’re always talking about keep swinging, keep sawing wood,” Vandenberg said after Saturday’s 19-16 double-overtime victory. “I just knew we’d eventually get a break.” They got the [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – James Vandenberg was prepared. He had a hunch on the way to meeting reporters this week that someone would bring up touchdown passes while trying to pry from him the perfect quote about the Hawkeyes 2-1 start. He didn’t wait long. “I’m on pace for zero,” the quarterback responded to a [...]