ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Apparently, Iowa left its defense in East Lansing, Mich. It hasn’t shown up much the past five weeks and wasn’t there on Saturday in a 42-17 loss to No. 23 Michigan. “Defensively, we didn’t have any answers to their attacks,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “That became pretty apparent, pretty quickly.” [...]
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – At some point Saturday, the Iowa football team’s 2012 season went from being frustrating and embarrassing to sad and pitiful. It’s hard to say exactly when it happened, considering Michigan scored touchdowns on its first six offensive possessions while cruising to a 42-17 victory before an announced crowd of 113,016 at [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – What’s happening with Iowa football these days is hiding behind numbers that quarterback James Vandenberg just as well could use as a snap count Saturday at Michigan. Ready. . .set. . . . . .98. . . .94. . .106. . .102 . . .hut. The ensuing play could range from [...]
An Iowa football team that has already lost four games in a row – and this doesn’t even include what continues to be a head-scratching defeat at home against Central Michigan – faces its toughest assignment of the season. For the first time this season, the Hawkeyes play a ranked opponent when kicking off against [...]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans: You were around Hayden Fry and now Kirk Ferentz. How would you compare Ferentz’s blowup Tuesday to some of Fry’s? Fry usually picked one press conference a year to lecture reporters, and often he did it to deflect team issues. I never heard [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – A swifter pace of recruiting throughout the country has Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz thinking about possibly changing staff assignments. Ferentz said during Tuesday’s press conference that he will consider having a staff member dedicated only to recruiting. Now that job falls on Eric Johnson, who also helps coach the Hawkeyes’ [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – They have a combined eight Big Ten Conference losses. Fans have become angry. Some believe bowl situations have reached the implausible stage. Welcome to Purdue and Iowa, a pair of struggling teams fighting for survival during Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Kinnick Stadium. The 4-5 Hawkeyes have dug such a hole [...]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans. Will leading rusher Mark Weisman return to the field on Saturday? That’s doubtful. As badly as the Hawkeyes could use his 5.8-yards per carry average, coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t going to risk further damage to his strained groin. Here’s what Ferentz said at [...]
Damon Bullock is over his concussion symptoms.
Micah Hyde’s Iowa football clock is ticking. He’s a senior cornerback, a team leader who last year thought about opting early for the NFL Draft. Now he faces the possibility of staying home for the holidays. For the first time in his college career, his season could end in November. The 4-4 Hawkeyes must go [...]