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What you need to know for Hawkeye practice at Valley Stadium

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

A visit to Valley Stadium will whet your appetite for Iowa football, and may also provide a few insights. The Hawkeyes arrive in West Des Moines on Saturday for a 1 p.m. practice that is open to the public. It’ll be our first full glimpse at the 2014 roster and how things might play out […]

Pat Harty: Alston earned his starting spot the hard way

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

Leaving probably would’ve been the easiest thing for Quinton Alston to do.

Hawkeyes to test Atlanta in football recruiting pursuits

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa linebackers coach LeVar Woods is in charge of recruiting Texas and Georgia, and while the Hawkeyes did sign kicker Mick Ellis and defensive back Joshua Jackson from the Lone Star State, the Atlanta area has become a new frontier. “There are Hawkeyes in Atlanta to help,” Woods said of Iowa […]

LeVar Woods wants his linebackers to ‘let it loose’

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – LeVar Woods has seen enough to be encouraged. As a linebackers coach for Iowa’s football team, Woods caught an early glimpse of the players who will fill a glaring void in the Hawkeye defense. Travis Perry, Quinton Alston and Reggie Spearman have all spent time on special teams, where Woods had […]

Trio of possible linebacker replacements all saw brief on-field action in 2013

[ 0 ] January 4, 2014

Quinton Alston will be a senior on Iowa’s 2014 football team. And maybe, just maybe, his time has come. “It’s been hard not playing,” Alston said. “But at the same time, we’re family here, so the main focus is to go out there and get another win.” Iowa will take the field without standout linebackers […]

Pat Harty: Young linebackers will have big shoes to fill

[ 0 ] December 15, 2013

Seventeen-year-old true freshman Reggie Spearman, sophomore walk-on Travis Perry and junior Quinton Alston appear to be the frontrunners to replace Iowa’s senior triumvirate at linebacker, based on the most recent depth chart.

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, […]

Iowa football: An analysis of the linebackers

[ 0 ] August 15, 2013

For LeVar Woods, the transition is complete. He took the final steps in his journey from player to coach last season, assuming responsibility for a developing group of Iowa linebackers. “I feel a ton better than I did last year,” Woods said. “Feel more prepared, not as nervous going into a meeting or a practice. […]

The Hawkeye defense could be exceptional in at least one area

[ 0 ] April 12, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Ask James Morris about the legacy his class has left on the Iowa football program, and he doesn’t mince words. “If we’re being completely honest and objective here, I don’t think we can say it’s been a particularly strong one,” the senior-to-be linebacker said. “That’s being brutally honest.” The Hawkeyes went […]

Notebook: Fiedorowicz emerges; Weisman returns; injury report

[ 0 ] November 17, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Iowa didn’t change its game plan or scheme any different. But tight ends ended up with 11 catches on Saturday, led by junior C.J. Fiedorowicz with a career-high eight catches for 99 yards. It was the most catches for an Iowa tight end since Scott Slutzker caught 8 for 165 against […]