A countdown is underway. For center Austin Blythe, it’s the number of practices before Iowa’s football team kicks off the season Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. For right tackle Andrew Donnal, it’s the seconds ticking away after every snap. “At tackle, you have a lot more time than you do on the inside,” Donnal said. […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. — An offensive lineman toils in relative obscurity. His blocks rarely get noticed as fans follow the ball on any given Saturday. But there are oops moments, when a lineman stands out for the wrong reasons. Conor Boffeli had an oops moment two weeks ago against Northwestern. Iowa had the ball on […]
Ohio native gets to live lifelong dream Saturday.
Iowa offensive lineman Andrew Donnal, a native of Monclova, Ohio, grew up a Buckeyes fan.
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Brian Ferentz doesn’t waste his time talking about potential. The buzzword for Iowa’s offensive line coach is consistency. “We expect to have a good offensive line every year,” Ferentz said. “I think there were times last year where we met that expectation, and times when we couldn’t have been further away […]
IOWA CITY — Three plays. Two injuries. One common bond. Brandon Scherff and Andrew Donnal have spent a lot of time together since their 2012 seasons ended in the first quarter of an Oct. 20 loss to Penn State. Scherff, Iowa’s starting left tackle that night in Kinnick Stadium, broke his right fibula and dislocated […]
The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — What’s happening with Iowa football these days is hiding behind numbers that quarterback James Vandenberg just as well could use as a snap count Saturday at Michigan. Ready. . .set. . . . . .98. . . .94. . .106. . .102 . . .hut. The ensuing play could range from […]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans: You were around Hayden Fry and now Kirk Ferentz. How would you compare Ferentz’s blowup Tuesday to some of Fry’s? Fry usually picked one press conference a year to lecture reporters, and often he did it to deflect team issues. I never heard […]