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What you need to know for Hawkeye practice at Valley Stadium

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

A visit to Valley Stadium will whet your appetite for Iowa football, and may also provide a few insights. The Hawkeyes arrive in West Des Moines on Saturday for a 1 p.m. practice that is open to the public. It’ll be our first full glimpse at the 2014 roster and how things might play out […]

Hawkeye receiving corps is deep, talented, untested

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bobby Kennedy caught himself. As the second-year receivers coach began touting the potential of Iowa’s wideouts, he started to gush. Then, his comments became more measured. “I’m really pleased we decided to redshirt some of those guys, because I think they’ve got the ability to really, maybe change — not necessarily the […]

What to like, and be concerned about, heading into Hawkeye spring football

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014

What a difference 12 months, eight victories, the emergence of one quarterback, the decision of one left tackle and a favorable schedule makes. Iowa football fans are feeling rejuvenated with a program that seems to be on the upswing for the third time under veteran coach Kirk Ferentz. The feeling now is different than last […]

Mixed bag for Martin-Manley includes muff, touchdown

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – It was another up-and-down performance for Kevonte Martin-Manley. As he did earlier this season, Iowa’s junior receiver was involved in positive and negative plays during the course of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl. A muffed punt return by Martin-Manley in the second quarter helped Louisiana State score a touchdown and take a 14-0 lead. […]

Outback Bowl: 5 things to watch

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

BY RICK BROWN AND ANDREW LOGUE 1. THE PURPLE PASS RUSH Greg Davis, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, compared the Tigers’ defensive front to Ohio State, in terms of athleticism and the way LSU’s interior linemen push the pocket. That may not be a bad thing for the Hawkeyes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock found success early against […]

Rick Brown: Passing game must be a main course

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa’s passing game has made strides this season, but it’s time for a sprint to the finish. If Iowa has realistic expectations of beating No. 14 LSU in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, quarterback Jake Rudock and his cast of receivers need to be more than complementary hors d’oeuvres before the main course — […]

Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

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 […]

Martin-Manley’s redemption sparks Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

West Lafayette, Ind. – A guilty conscience weighed on Iowa wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley. His bobble of a Purdue punt set up the Boilermakers’ first touchdown Saturday. Fortunately, Jake Rudock helped him reach for redemption. “Just that extra motivation to get the next play was what helped me out,” Martin-Manley said. “I had to make that […]

Canzeri’s running powers Hawkeyes to win at Purdue

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jordan Canzeri made a final sprint across the Ross-Ade Stadium sod Saturday afternoon. A television reporter wanted to chat with the sophomore tailback following Iowa’s 38-14 win over Purdue. Canzeri, who rushed for a career-best 165 yards on 20 carries, obliged, then made bee-line for his teammates. “Being together in the swarm, […]

Has Iowa found its No. 2 receiver in Tevaun Smith?

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Sophomore Tevaun Smith wasn’t the first option on Iowa’s opening snap of overtime last week against Northwestern. But option No. 1, a pass to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, was covered. Quarterback Jake Rudock quickly looked to the second option. Smith, who had run a hitch pattern, made the catch and got […]