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Persistence, tweaking propel Hawkeye defense

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s time to alter our view of Iowa’s defense. College football is at the forefront of an offensive evolution – sometimes, years ahead of the NFL – so statistics that once reflected success no longer tell the whole story. And traditional strategies have undergone some tweaking. For example: Last year’s loss […]

Videos: Mike Hardy, Greg Davis, Phil Parker, Kirk Ferentz, Jake Rudock and more

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

   

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 […]

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 […]

Iowa’s no-senior defensive line chews up Purdue

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa’s defensive line has made significant progress this season. Defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat has been in the middle of it all. “Coach (Reese) Morgan is constantly coaching us,” Trinca-Pasat said. “He gets us prepared, and gives us confidence. We’ve just taken that step. We’re able to play football with confidence.” Trinca-Pasat […]

Reggie Spearman steps up; Dominic Alvis out again

[ 0 ] November 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Linebacker Marcus Collins was dismissed from the Iowa football team last week, and his departure has moved true freshman Reggie Spearman into the two-deeps behind Anthony Hitchens. “He’s growing and doing a good job on special teams, and then we’re carving out a little something for him on that third-down package, […]

For new Hawkeye starter, facing home-state Badgers isn’t personal

[ 0 ] October 30, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – As Mike Hardy stood in Iowa’s indoor football facility Tuesday, loyalty to his home state was clutched in one hand. It was a Green Bay Packers stocking cap. He used to have a Wisconsin stocking cap, too, and a Badgers football jersey. No. 33, worn by Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne. […]

Video: Wisconsin Native Mike Hardy Talks About Journey, Upcoming Badgers Game

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

Iowa defensive lineman Mike Hardy, a native of Appleton, WI talks with reporters about taking on the Wisconsin Badgers.

Depth chart: New starter at right defensive end and other changes

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Mike Hardy is listed as the starting right defensive end on Iowa’s football depth chart released today, replacing Dominic Alvis. Alvis, a senior, injured his back in the first half of last week’s 34-24 loss at Ohio State. The Hawkeyes host Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. That was the only change in […]