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Tag: "Bret Bielema"

Former Hawkeye football recruit Trevon Young back on Iowa’s radar

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013

Trevon Young has launched a comeback that could make him an Iowa football recruit again. Young is nearing the end of his freshman season at Iowa Western Community College and his performance as a pass rushing defensive end has caught the attention of several FBS schools. Iowa Western tweeted on Wednesday that Arkansas was the latest […]

Pat Harty: Iowa fans have reason to envy Wisconsin

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, than why do so many Iowa football fans despise the Wisconsin Badgers?

New Wisconsin coach maintains brute-force mentality

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The attitude and approach of Wisconsin’s football program hasn’t changed much since the days of Barry Alvarez. “There’s certain things you do that are fundamentally part of who you are and what you are,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said. “Certainly, Barry did a great job of establishing that. I think […]

Through Iowa ties, A.J. Derby finds second QB chance

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

Iowa City High graduate A.J. Derby, who left Iowa after two seasons, is on the verge of taking the field as the starting quarterback for Arkansas on Saturday at Rutgers. The unbeaten Razorbacks could be forced to go with Derby, the quarterback last season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Derby decided to create a second […]

Top QB recruit visits Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] June 12, 2013

One of the top high school dual-threat quarterbacks in the country was in Iowa City on Wednesday to get a closer look at the Iowa football program. The father of four-star prospect Rafe Peavey said Wednesday afternoon in a telephone interview that his son wants to get better acquainted with the Iowa coaches and with […]

Orlando Brown Jr. eliminates Iowa and is down to three schools

[ 0 ] April 26, 2013

High school offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. has trimmed his list of schools to three, but the Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make the cut. The 6-foot-7, 360-pound Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will choose between Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He previously had narrowed his list to eight schools, including Iowa. Brown, who is ranked […]

Hayden Fry: Unexpected choices part of Bret Bielema’s football journey

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012

Nobody was more shocked than Hayden Fry when news hit Tuesday that Bret Bielema would become the new football coach at Arkansas. “You’ve gotta be kidding,” said Fry, who coached Iowa from 1979-98. “He took the job at Arkansas, and he’s going to the Rose Bowl?” Fry’s reaction reflected conversations taking place around water coolers, […]

Harty blog: Bielema’s decision might be about more than stuffing his bank account

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012

Money has to be a major reason why Bret Bielema is making what many consider a lateral coaching move by leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. One thing seems to be getting overlooked, though. Perhaps Bielema thinks he’s done about all he could in seven seasons at Wisconsin and that it’s time for a new challenge. Bielema […]

Big Ten Football: Bielema agrees to leave Wisconsin for Arkansas

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas. Bielema has agreed to become the new coach of the Razorbacks, according to a person familiar with the situation that was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The person, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the school […]

Former Hawkeye Matt Roth on entering coaching: ‘Those guys are crazy’

[ 0 ] September 10, 2012

  IOWA CITY, Ia. — Matt Roth and Bret Bielema have similar Iowa football backgrounds. But that’s where the comparision stops, aside for each having what many still believe were entertaining, spontaneous moments. Bielema said something off-color to then Iowa State coach Jim Walden after the teams met in 1992 — and he’s the head coach […]