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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 […]

There’s 1 key stat Hawkeye defensive lineman strive to improve

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The numbers on a tape measure and scale won’t necessarily add up to more sacks for Iowa’s patchwork defensive line. But a little bulk wouldn’t hurt. “You don’t have to be a certain height, a certain weight to play any position in football,” defensive line coach Reese Morgan said. “And thank […]

Iowa football: Breaking down the defense

[ 0 ] August 18, 2012

Blitz? At Iowa? It could happen from a variety of positions as the defense transitions between coordinators – from Parkers Norm to Phil. “Sometimes you have to,” Phil Parker said putting additional heat on quarterbacks. Cornerbacks playing close to receivers before the ball is snapped? “Sometimes you have to,” Parker said. Welcome to the brave […]