The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here [...]
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East Lansing, Mich. – Half way through the regular season and the Iowa football team is in first place in the Big Ten thanks largely to its defense. That’s a sentence I never expected to write after six regular-season games, or at any time during this season for that matter. The Iowa defense was considered [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – They’re really not different. Not all that much anyway. Phil Parker is Norm Parker – only with another first name — and that’s not a bad thing for the Iowa football team. Their defensive philosophies are the same – so far anyway — as the Hawkeyes prepare for Saturday’s 11 a.m. [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – Analyze it however you want, but the bottom line is that Iowa’s offense hasn’t skipped a statistical beat during the transition from one coordinator to another. The rushing game has improved, and the passing is a completion or two from matching last season’s Insight Bowl team despite James Vandenberg’s touchdown pass decline. [...]
It’s the biggest cliché in football – the one about the most improvement happening between weeks one and two. They all say it. They all believe it.
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register give his answers to 5 questions about the Iowa football team.
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 [...]
Micah Hyde wasn’t heavily recruited, but he has evolved into one of the top cover cornerbacks in the country.
JVB watching for O’Keefe, defensive changes, Rogers’ role, and Hawkeyes know they are being picked low.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Don’t get too caught up in much of anything during Saturday’s Iowa football spring scrimmage. However, if you’re planning to attend the noon workout at Kinnick Stadium: Keep an eye on the assistant coaches, check out the running backs (that won’t take long), watch the defensive linemen (then forget what you [...]