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Iowa’s 12th-best football victory of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014

Iowa won its school-record eighth straight game to start a season on Oct. 24, 2009, at Michigan State. The streak remained alive because of the most famous slant pattern in school history. It was run by sophomore wide receiver Marvin McNutt, and it came on the final play. Michigan State had taken a 13-9 lead […]

Mike Tirico’s straightforward opinion of Kirk Ferentz is one you’ll want to hear

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Opinions of Kirk Ferentz tend to fluctuate. There is at least one national media figure, however, who remains firm in his view. “Tremendous coach,” ESPN’s Mike Tirico said. “You rarely hear about Iowa’s football program having significant issues on and off the field. “And that traces back to one guy.” Tirico is […]

Football team’s turnaround reminiscent of 2008 rebound

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz gathered his Iowa football team for a meeting shortly after a loss to Nebraska ended a humbling 2012 season. His message was simple. And, as things turned out, prophetic. “You have two choices,” Ferentz told the returning members of a team that lost its last six games to finish […]

That was quick: Ricky Stanzi back with Jacksonville

[ 0 ] September 30, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have brought back former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi and guard Jacques McClendon and waived receivers Jeremy Ebert and Tobais Palmer. The team promoted Ebert and Palmer from the practice squad last week because of injuries to receivers Mike Brown (back) and Stephen Burton (concussion). Both will rejoin the practice […]

Ricky Stanzi waived by Jacksonville Jaguars

[ 0 ] September 28, 2013

Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi’s stay at his second NFL stop has been cut short.Stanzi was waived on Saturday by the Jacksonville Jaguars a month after he claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. The three-year starter for the Hawkeyes was backing up Chad Henne for the last two weeks after an injury to […]

Stanzi inches closer to NFL playing time

[ 0 ] September 9, 2013

Bad news after a rough season opener for the Jacksonville Jaguars means good news for Ricky Stanzi. The former Hawkeye quarterback was named Jacksonville’s backup on Monday after starter Blaine Gabbert needed 15 stitches for a “laceration sustained to his throwing hand” during Sunday’s 28-2 loss to Kansas City. With Gabbert out for at least […]

Kirk Ferentz plans to stick with Jake Rudock at QB

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

IOWA CITY – Kirk Ferentz has been criticized for many things over the years. Having a short leash is not one of them. So, when the Iowa football coach tabbed Jake Rudock as his starting quarterback, it was probably for the long haul. “Clearly, by naming Jake, we felt like he was the furthest ahead, […]

Report: Ricky Stanzi signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi has been claimed on waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to CBS Sports. Stanzi spent two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, who released him last weekend. CBS Sports reports Stanzi will compete with Mike Kafka and Matt Scott for the Jaguars’ third-string spot.

Ricky Stanzi among cuts by Kansas City Chiefs

[ 0 ] August 25, 2013

Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi was one of 14 cuts made by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as the team trims down to its Tuesday deadline for a 75-man roster. The Chiefs must reach the 53-man limit for the regular season by Saturday. Stanzi, who was drafted by former general manager Scott Pioli, was […]

Ricky Stanzi offers advice to Iowa quarterbacks

[ 0 ] July 27, 2013

Stanzi had to beat out Jake Christensen for the Hawkeyes’ starting job in 2008.