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Brown: Ferentz has lots of questions still unanswered

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Now it gets interesting. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have a lot of important decisions to make with the Aug. 30 opener against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium rapidly approaching. They’ll review tape of Saturday’s public practice and scrimmage on Sunday, then comes a 24-hour window where they’ll […]

Brown: What I’m looking for from Saturday’s “Kids at Kinnick” practice

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s 2014 football team was on display at media day Aug. 4. That’s the last time we’ve seen them. The Hawkeyes had their first practice of fall camp that night, and every workout since has been held in privacy. That changes at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, when coach Kirk Ferentz conducts an open […]

Brown: Iowa football’s next walk-on gem? Meet…

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – They arrive without stars in their eyes, but a chip on their shoulder. They are walk-ons, looking to beat the odds, make their way to the field and earn a scholarship. They are the heart and soul of Iowa’s football program. Under-recruited underdogs. “Those are the guys that kind of make […]

Will Brian Ferentz follow in his father’s footsteps?

[ 0 ] August 9, 2014

Kirk Ferentz didn’t set out to become a head football coach for a major university. It just sort of happened. “I never had that dream,” said Ferentz, who is entering his 16th season as the Iowa football coach. “It’s not like I had a master plan.” Kirk’s oldest son, Brian Ferentz, doesn’t have a dream […]

Iowa’s 22nd-best football victory in the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014

The tense moments of a game were replaced by tears. An emotional week finally caught up to Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes won at Penn State, 6-4, on Oct. 23, 2004. The day before, Ferentz gave the eulogy at the funeral for his father, John. “I talked to him after the Ohio State game […]

Two quarterbacks better than one? We’ll find out

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa’s two-quarterback attack appears headed to the field this fall. Count me in. My endorsement is not a knock on junior Jake Rudock. His cerebral approach and command of the playbook make him the Hawkeyes’ clear No. 1 choice at quarterback. With a season under his belt, I expect Rudock to throw […]

Sports Illustrated tabs Iowa as a playoff sleeper

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

Asked about big expectations for his football team at media day Monday, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz took the high road. “There’s been an awful lot of talk,” Ferentz said. “This is, I would say, a record year for it.” Well, here’s some more, compliments of Sports Illustrated. According to Colin Brecht of si.com, Iowa is […]

Iowa announces football staff additions

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the establishment of a personnel/recruiting division within the football program, consisting of several moves within the current staff. Kelvin Bell has been named director of on-campus recruiting.  Bell will assist in all aspects of prospect identification, assist the coaching staff in off-campus recruiting […]

Fry, Ferentz dominate Iowa’s 25 best football victories in 50 years

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

One thing you’ll never hear is talk about the good old days of Iowa football, unless it goes all the way back to the brief and bright Forest Evashevski era. Hawkeye football went into deep hibernation after Evashevski retired at just 42 years of age following the 1960 season. Not until Hayden Fry arrived from […]

Pat Harty: There’s a fine line between ‘good’ and ‘great’

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The 2014 Iowa football team, which held its media day Monday, is hard to label. On one hand, you have a large number of fans who are convinced that Iowa, which finished 8-5 last season, is destined for greatness this season. They’re offended by the mere suggestion that Iowa could lose […]