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Former Iowa football commit on Alabama two-deep

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014

Former Cedar Falls all-stater Ross Pierschbacher, who originally committed to play football at Iowa before signing with Alabama, has made an immediate impact as a true freshman. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Pierschbacher is listed as the Crimson Tide’s backup left guard behind Arie Kouandijo for Saturday’s opener against West Virginia in Atlanta, Ga. According to the […]

Pat Harty: Hawkeyes are used to doing more with less

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

When it comes to recruiting, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz rarely wins on paper.

Bryce Miller’s 3 for 3: Alabama intercepts Iowa recruit, Zach Johnson is on FIRE … and one-liners

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013

The 3 for 3 blog starts with bad news in Iowa City … == 1: TIDE ROLLS AGAIN — Two-time defending national champion Alabama notched a win before it even kicked off the season, swooping in to flip the commitment of coveted offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher from Iowa to the Crimson Tide. The big player […]

Harty: Pierschbacher’s switch to Alabama is the latest sign of Iowa being irrelevant in football

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013

Offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher had lots of reasons to stay committed to the Iowa football program, but they weren’t enough to offset the one reason he didn’t have. Pierschbacher ended months of speculation by switching his commitment from Iowa to two-time defending national champion Alabama. The Cedar Falls native, who first committed to Iowa in […]

Harty: Pierschbacher drama may continue

[ 0 ] July 31, 2013

No matter what Ross Pierschbacher decides about his choice for college — assuming the heralded offensive lineman soon makes a decision — the drama is likely still far from over. Whether he reaffirms his commitment to Iowa over switches to Alabama or Stanford, Pierschbacher’s decision won’t become official until he signs a national letter of […]

Pierschbacher still a Hawkeye … for now

[ 0 ] July 30, 2013

Cedar Falls offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher remains committed to the Iowa football team, but he still isn’t ready to call it a done deal. Pierschbacher is coming off a whirlwind week that saw him take unofficial visits to two-time defending national champion Alabama and to Stanford. When asked Tuesday night if he was still committed […]

Ferentz not surprised that recruits shop around

[ 0 ] July 28, 2013

The Iowa football team’s most heralded prospect in its 2014 recruiting class spent this past weekend getting a closer look at the Stanford football program in Palo Alto, Calif.

Ferentz predicts early signing period for college football

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013

CHICAGO – Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz predicted Thursday that college football will have an early signing period sooner than later. “There will be one,” Ferentz said. “There has to be. I still don’t understand the resistance.” Unlike basketball, which has a signing period in November and May, football has just one in February. More than […]

Four-star OL Ross Pierschbacher to visit Alabama, Stanford

[ 0 ] July 17, 2013

Cedar Falls offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher said Wednesday that he has no regrets about committing to the Iowa football team in January. However, the battle to land the four-star prospect appears far from over. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Pierschbacher said he will visit Alabama and Stanford later this month in order to get a closer look […]

Indianola offensive lineman commits to Iowa

[ 0 ] June 22, 2013

For weeks, Keegan Render, his parents and a select few friends and coaches knew about his plans for the future. This weekend, Render let everyone else in on the big secret. The Indianola senior-to-be lineman verbally committed to the University of Iowa football program on Saturday. “I’m relieved,” Render said. “Now I can just focus […]