IOWA CITY, Ia. This is not the first time Travis Perry entered uncharted waters. Iowa football fans may wonder if the Urbandale alum is in over his head as a Big Ten linebacker, but his high school coach, Sam Anderson, saw what happens when Perry is thrown into a sink-or-swim situation. “He was just one […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis said before the football season started that he’d like to get off more snaps than the Hawkeyes did in 2012. While that mission was accomplished — the Hawkeyes ran more 72 more plays than they did a year ago, upping the per-game average from 66.1 to 72.1 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Apparently, Iowa left its defense in East Lansing, Mich. It hasn’t shown up much the past five weeks and wasn’t there on Saturday in a 42-17 loss to No. 23 Michigan. “Defensively, we didn’t have any answers to their attacks,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “That became pretty apparent, pretty quickly.” […]
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 […]