COACH FERENTZ: Needless to say, we’re thrilled to get the victory today. Minnesota is a good football team. They’re very well coached. They played hard today, just like we would expect them to do. Really the credit goes to our players. I thought they did a great job of coming to the game ready to [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – Iowa’s final play call went something like this: Take a knee, then run like Mark Weisman to the Minnesota sideline. Quarterback James Vandenberg called it with 38 seconds remaining until the Hawkeyes’ 31-13 victory against the Gophers became official Saturday afternoon — with an addendum from center James Ferentz. What if [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – James Ferentz doesn’t describe himself as a “rah-rah” type of person, but if he was, he’d be all over what starts at 11 a.m. today at Kinnick Stadium. If empty trophy cases — all of them that hold rivalry rewards such as Floyd of Rosedale — aren’t enough motivation for Iowa [...]
See where the Floyd of Rosedale trophy has been over the years between Minnesota and Iowa.
Besides probably not wanting to be there, the Iowa football players who attended Tuesday’s weekly news gathering were in agreement about one other thing.
The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson answers these five questions from fans. They’re doing a lot of motivational stuff up at Minnesota this week. What’s Iowa doing to counter it? Someone put the Floyd of Rosedale trophy case in the Gophers’ locker room to remind players that the bronzed porker is up for grabs Saturday. [...]
Randy Peterson covers the Iowa football team for The Des Moines Register. He hosts a live chat each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hawkeyes are preparing for Saturday’s Big Ten Conference opener against Minnesota. (11 a.m.; ESPN2) Iowa Hawkeye football with Randy Peterson
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz went to bat for his quarterback Tuesday. Look beyond James Vandenberg, Ferentz said, when searching for reasons why Iowa enters Saturday’s Big Ten Conference football opener against 4-0 Minnesota with a 2-2 non-conference record. Look at attention to detail — like penalties at bad times and indecision by the [...]