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Why Mark Weisman is almost too good to be true

[ 0 ] August 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mark Weisman just wants to be one of the guys. He’s never had a burning desire to be the guy. “He doesn’t like to be the center of attention,” said Weisman’s father, Larry. “He never has. Which is kind of funny, because he’s become the center of attention.” The irony arrives […]

Report: Lester Erb will be hired at Nevada to coach running backs/special teams

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013

Former Iowa running backs coach Lester Erb reportedly is on the verge of landing the same position at the University of Nevada. Football Scoop.com, citing unnamed sources, reported today that Erb would be hired as Nevada’s new running backs and special teams coach. Erb held the same position at Iowa for most of the past […]

Harty: Coaching changes result of record, not time

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013

Kirk Ferentz would like us to believe that all the changes to his coaching staff are simply a common occurrence caused by being in one place for a long time. “Everyone’s a different story,” Ferentz said Friday at a news conference. “It’s part of it. And you consider the fact we’ve been here now going […]

Ferentz finishes coaching staff makeover

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013

The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here […]

More big changes for Ferentz’s coaching staff

[ 0 ] February 14, 2013

Iowa has had two head football coaches, Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz, since 1979. That longevity has been rewarded with five Big Ten titles and 24 bowl appearances. Solidarity has also been a staple of their coaching staffs. But change happens. In Thursday’s case, a lot of change. Ferentz announced Thursday that he has added Bobby […]

Harty: Ugly duckling recruits don’t always become swans

[ 0 ] February 5, 2013

Kirk Ferentz wasn’t on top of the college football world a decade ago, but he could see it from where he stood. The Iowa football program was in the midst of an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2004, compiling records of 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2, respectively, in each of the three seasons. But […]

Iowa’s Barkley Hill out for season with torn ACL

[ 0 ] August 21, 2012

First Jordan Canzeri. Now Barkley Hill. Maybe there is something to what some people call an Iowa tailback curse. Four months after Canzeri, the expected starter, underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL, Hill will have the same procedure following an injury suffered on what likely would have been his final carry of last Saturday’s […]

Iowa football: Which true freshman running back will emerge?

[ 2 ] June 2, 2012

Greg Garmon or Barkley Hill. . . Which true Iowa football freshman running back will rush for the most yards? “We’ll encourage both of those players to get ready and do the best they can this summer,” coach Kirk Ferentz said during a press conference before the final spring scrimmage. “We’ll evaluate them in August […]

Iowa football: Scanning the tailback field

[ 1 ] March 30, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa running backs coach Lester Erb was in the middle of his press conference Wednesday when the topic suddenly turned from veterans to incoming freshmen. “When you recruit guys, they see an opportunity that they’re going to come in and have a chance to play, and fortunately over the past couple […]

Harty: RB curse can’t be real, can it?

[ 17 ] March 29, 2012

I’m still sticking with the belief that the Iowa running backs aren’t cursed. It’s just getting harder to cling to the coincidence theory to explain why so many running backs either have succumbed to injuries, legal woes or academic issues? Sophomore-to-be Jordan Canzeri is the latest Iowa running back to experience adversity with him suffering […]