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Tag: "Urban Meyer"

The scoop on Kirk Ferentz: He’s really not plain vanilla

[ 0 ] August 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Who says Kirk Ferentz can’t change? This summer he switched favorite ice creams, from Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia to a coffee flavor the company brought out of recall. “Boy, it’s good,” Ferentz said. “Too good.” And get this. Iowa players will now get their weekly scouting reports on their iPads. “Basically, […]

Bryce Miller: Loss to Ohio State is a corner-turner

[ 0 ] October 19, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio — This is a corner-turner. Yes, even in a loss. You can’t fake it in The Horseshoe. Smoke and mirrors don’t cut it for four quarters on the turf of the scarlet and gray. The oversized scoreboard on the south side of Ohio Stadium showed that Iowa lost to No. 4 Ohio State 34-24. […]

Rick Brown: Is there a rift between Kirk Ferentz and Urban Meyer?

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013

Urban Meyer didn’t waste time ruffling feathers and stepping on toes once he became Ohio State’s football coach in November of 2011. Using the Buckeyes’ brawny football tradition as his soapbox, Meyer challenged league coaches on a Columbus radio station to keep “pushing the envelope to be better.” He later added, “When you see 11 […]

Ohio State QB: Buckeyes would be ‘good matchup’ vs. Alabama

[ 0 ] October 17, 2013

Bye week optimism for the Buckeyes as they head into Iowa game.

Ohio State running back has impressive Iowa lineage

[ 0 ] October 17, 2013

Not only is Ezekiel Elliott adding to a legacy, he’s quickening the pace. “He has one speed,” his mother, Dawn Elliott, explained. “He’s always over the top, 110 percent.” In other words, Ohio State’s freshman running back is picking up where previous generations left off. His mother, the former Dawn Huff of Mount Ayr, was […]

The common question that always aggravates Urban Meyer

[ 0 ] October 16, 2013

OSU coach has never had a running back tally 1,000 rushing yards in a season.

Urban Meyer impressed with Iowa's rushing defense

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013

The last time coaches Urban Meyer and Kirk Ferentz squared off on a football field, there were 95 passes thrown. That might be Iowa’s best strategy again Saturday when it visits No. 4 Ohio State. The Buckeyes, riding the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games, are sixth nationally in rushing defense at 86.2 yards […]

Rick Brown: Urban Meyer demands attention in Big Ten

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013

CHICAGO – Urban Meyer walked into a room of the Chicago Hilton to be interviewed, and the media on his heels resembled paparazzi chasing a celebrity. Hey, Madonna, make way for Meyer. Move over, Woody, Bo and JoePa. There’s a new king of the Big Ten. Urban Meyer brings this undivided attention from the masses […]

Urban Meyer: ‘Harder’ discipline at Ohio State desired

[ 0 ] July 24, 2013

By Dan Wolken USA TODAY Sports CHICAGO – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday he wants discipline in his program to be “as hard or harder” as any in the country and said he constantly evaluates whether he’s given too many second chances in the past. “Maybe that’s where I’ve changed over the years,” Meyer […]

Report: Ohio State dismisses top running back

[ 0 ] July 22, 2013

By Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports Ohio State has dismissed starting running back Carlos Hyde after the senior was named as a person of interest in an assault case against a female in downtown Columbus, Ohio, the Columbus Dispatch reported. OSU and coach Urban Meyer are also looking into an incident involving junior cornerback Bradley Roby, […]