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Tag: "Kirk Ferentz"

Rick Brown: Starting unranked a blessing for Ferentz’s Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014

Nebraska’s 2014 football team returns 13 starters. Iowa returns 13 starters. Iowa clobbered Nebraska, 38-17, in the final regular-season game of 2013 — in Lincoln. So when the Amway Coaches Poll was released Thursday to kick off the new season, Iowa was surely ranked ahead of Nebraska. Right? Wrong. The Cornhuskers are ranked 22nd. Iowa […]

Blatant snub for Hawkeyes in coaches’ football poll?

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014

The Iowa football team was unranked when the season’s initial major poll was released Thursday. The Hawkeyes were left out of the top 25 of the 2014 season’s first Amway Coaches Poll. They were eighth among “others receiving votes” — or No. 33 overall — and listed behind five Big Ten Conference programs, including two […]

Why Kirk Ferentz got silent treatment from Big Ten media

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

CHICAGO, Ill. – A long pause punctuated Kirk Ferentz’s appearance at the Big Ten dais. A room full of reporters fell silent after Iowa’s football coach answered just five questions — in approximately 6 minutes — during Monday’s media session. It may have been because Ferentz was the last coach to speak. It may also have something […]

Alvarez: On second thought, geography is the best way to split a growing Big Ten

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

Chicago – Upon further review, Wisconsin Athletics Director Barry Alvarez believes that geography is the best way to divide the Big Ten Conference. “I didn’t (feel that way) a few years ago,” Alvarez said Monday at the annual Big Ten football meetings “We said competitive equality (was the best way) and I went along with […]

Ferentz talks Hawkeye transfers, injuries at Big Ten media day

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

Chicago — One fewer quarterback will be on scholarship when the Iowa football team reports to practice next Monday. Redshirt freshman quarterback Nic Shimonek is among three Iowa players who have asked for permission to transfer to a different school, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed on Monday at the annual Big Ten football Media Day […]

Is Gary Barta’s Iowa football outlook as sunny as yours?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

A reversal in record led some Iowa football fans to flip their outlook. A year ago, the Hawkeyes were coming off a 4-8 fall. In 2013, they went 8-4 during the regular season. And Friday, Iowa was picked to finish second in the Big Ten’s West Division, according to a media poll conducted by the […]

Why Iowa RB corps could be Big Ten’s deepest

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Never before has Kirk Ferentz been blessed with such running back riches. The Iowa football coach returns his top three rushers from last season, while potential breakout performers LeShun Daniels Jr., Akrum Wadley and Jonathan Parker are progressing behind the scenes. Add it all up, and the Hawkeyes’ ground game could […]

Pat Harty: Scherff has bright future, with Hawks and beyond

[ 0 ] June 22, 2014

You’d never get Brandon Scherff to admit it, but he’s on the verge of doing something truly spectacular for himself and for the Iowa football program.

Rick Brown: Dallas Clark the ideal Ferentz-era Hawkeye

[ 0 ] June 21, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz is heading into his 16th season as Iowa’s head football coach. That covers a lot of players. But there’s no one who epitomizes the program during the Ferentz era more than Dallas Clark. Clark came to Iowa City as a walk-on outside linebacker. He left as a consensus first-team […]

Kirk Ferentz shares thoughts on Dallas Clark, Chuck Noll

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz opened Wednesday’s media gathering by touting the accomplishments of former Hawkeye star Dallas Clark. Clark joined the Hawkeyes in 1998 as a walk-on linebacker, but eventually earned all-America honors as a tight end. He continued into the NFL, where Clark was an All-Pro with 5,665 career receiving yards and 53 touchdowns. […]