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Rick Brown: Iowa’s defensive line needs to show its muscle

[ 0 ] August 29, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s defense a year ago was defined by linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens. If someone in the defensive line made a mistake, the linebackers were usually there to erase it. This fall, the roles are reversed. The line is the strength of this defense heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. […]

Take 5: Highlights from Kirk Ferentz’s Week 1 news conference

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Each week this season, Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five takeaways from Kirk Ferentz’s weekly news conferences. Here’s the buzz before Saturday’s game vs. Northern Iowa: TWO QUARTERBACKS? There’s been a lot of talk about Iowa’s football team giving opponents a two-quarterback look this season, with C.J. Beathard coming off […]

Trinca-Pasat leaves it all on the field for Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 11, 2014

Louis Trinca-Pasat enrolled early at Iowa in January 2010. Enrolling early under coach Kirk Ferentz is mostly a rarity, but arrive early did Trinca-Pasat, who weighed around 245 pounds out of Chicago’s Lane Tech High School as an 18-year-old. Four and a half years later, the now 6-3, 290-pounder is a force at defensive tackle. […]

Five new players on Hawkeyes’ Leadership Group

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014

Twelve members of the Iowa football team have been named to the 2014 Leadership Group, coach Kirk Ferentz said today. The group formulates policies and takes part in decision-making matters for the following season. The group is selected by a team vote. Seven members – quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Jake Rudock, offensive linemen Austin Blythe, […]

Hawkeye notes: Ferentz sees O-line coming together

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sees the offensive line coming together, and freshman guard Sean Welsh is fitting in nicely. There were some doubts about Welsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, being able to maintain his starting spot. “I think Sean Welsh has kind of risen above,” Ferentz said. “He’s clearly our fifth guy, […]

Formidable foursome set to lead Iowa’s defensive line

[ 0 ] April 20, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s Reese Morgan switched sides of the football in 2012, moving from offensive line coach to defensive line coach. What he faced was, in a word, challenging. Starters Broderick Binns and Mike Daniels were gone from the 2011 team. So were part-time starters Thomas Nardo and Lebron Daniel. Morgan inherited just two […]

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 […]

The 5 unsung faces behind the Iowa football team

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s overachieving football season has had its share of underappreciated faces. They are players, coaches and staff, flying under the headlines but performing tasks as important as anyone. As Iowa prepares for its Jan. 1 meeting with LSU in the Outback Bowl, here are five unsung faces behind the Hawkeyes’ 8-4 […]

Brown: What Hawkeyes have to do to beat Michigan

[ 0 ] November 22, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa has never defeated Michigan three straight times at Kinnick Stadium, so there’s one thing the Hawkeye football team can accomplish Saturday. Here’s another: A fourth conference victory would lock up a winning record 12 months after the program limped its way to the finish line with six straight defeats and […]

In what area does Ferentz think Hawkeyes are most improved?

[ 0 ] November 19, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz is a football coach who appreciates those who work in the trenches. So when he was asked Tuesday which facet of his team has improved the most, Ferentz touted the defensive line. They’ve recorded 17 sacks through 10 games, after making 13 all of last year. Opponents are averaging […]