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Quinton Alston explains Iowa’s communication issues on defense

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Quinton Alston was expecting a few glitches. “There was a lot of guys getting onto the field for the first time,” Alston said of his fellow Iowa linebackers. “There was a lot of guys on the field (Saturday) who weren’t even here last year, or redshirted.” That lack of experience was exploited […]

Hawkeye notes: Ferentz sees O-line coming together

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sees the offensive line coming together, and freshman guard Sean Welsh is fitting in nicely. There were some doubts about Welsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, being able to maintain his starting spot. “I think Sean Welsh has kind of risen above,” Ferentz said. “He’s clearly our fifth guy, […]

Linebacker Alston appears ready to fill big shoes

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

Damon Bullock caught a pass coming out of the backfield Saturday, turned upfield and got crushed by middle linebacker Quinton Alston. A successor to James Morris, Alston has patiently waited his turn to make plays like that. “I know Quinton is not a returning starter, but he feels like it,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. […]

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, […]