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Tag: "Kirk Ferentz"

Offensive line trying to fit into Hawkeyes’ success

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

A countdown is underway. For center Austin Blythe, it’s the number of practices before Iowa’s football team kicks off the season Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. For right tackle Andrew Donnal, it’s the seconds ticking away after every snap. “At tackle, you have a lot more time than you do on the inside,” Donnal said. […]

Pat Harty: Beathard working hard, waiting for his chance

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014

As the backup quarterback for the Iowa football team, C.J. Beathard has one of the best and worst jobs on the team.

Pat Harty: Allen gets innovative with recruiting

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

One of Kirk Ferentz’s biggest criticisms as a football coach is that he’s too stubborn and lacks imagination.

Pat Harty: Why won’t the NFL draft Iowa’s running backs?

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

Running backs and receivers took center stage Wednesday for the Iowa football team.

Former quarterback Scherff relishes lineman role

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forward thinking led Brandon Scherff to switch from quarterback to offensive lineman. It also led the 6-foot-5, 315-pound left tackle back to the Iowa football program for his senior season. “The reason I came back was to improve myself in all aspects of football, pass blocking, run blocking, finishing at the […]

Pat Harty: Remember all the good star athletes can do

[ 0 ] April 6, 2014

We live in a world that is flawed.

Gary Barta weighs in on NCAA players’ union issue

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

By Sara Agnew, Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said he doesn’t think student-athletes are employees and finds the recent ruling allowing Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize to be misguided. “The core of this discussion is student-athlete welfare,” Barta said Thursday during a meeting of UI’s Presidential Committee on Athletics. “I […]

Hawkeyes to test Atlanta in football recruiting pursuits

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa linebackers coach LeVar Woods is in charge of recruiting Texas and Georgia, and while the Hawkeyes did sign kicker Mick Ellis and defensive back Joshua Jackson from the Lone Star State, the Atlanta area has become a new frontier. “There are Hawkeyes in Atlanta to help,” Woods said of Iowa […]

LeVar Woods wants his linebackers to ‘let it loose’

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – LeVar Woods has seen enough to be encouraged. As a linebackers coach for Iowa’s football team, Woods caught an early glimpse of the players who will fill a glaring void in the Hawkeye defense. Travis Perry, Quinton Alston and Reggie Spearman have all spent time on special teams, where Woods had […]

Pat Harty: Don’t waste Bullock’s talent. Try him in the slot

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

Damon Bullock’s role with the Iowa football team could change this spring. That’s a good thing.