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Outback Bowl: 5 things to watch

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

BY RICK BROWN AND ANDREW LOGUE 1. THE PURPLE PASS RUSH Greg Davis, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, compared the Tigers’ defensive front to Ohio State, in terms of athleticism and the way LSU’s interior linemen push the pocket. That may not be a bad thing for the Hawkeyes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock found success early against […]

Cohesive offensive line a big reason for Iowa’s ’13 jump

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — One reason for Iowa’s strong offensive line play on the field is a bond that has developed off it. “No one goes off and does their own thing when we’re away from the (football) complex,” sophomore center Austin Blythe said. “We all try to get together and hang out. “That really translates […]

The 5 unsung faces behind the Iowa football team

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s overachieving football season has had its share of underappreciated faces. They are players, coaches and staff, flying under the headlines but performing tasks as important as anyone. As Iowa prepares for its Jan. 1 meeting with LSU in the Outback Bowl, here are five unsung faces behind the Hawkeyes’ 8-4 […]

Pat Harty: Seniors led the way to turnaround season for Hawkeye football

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

Nobody had a way of knowing at the time, but the mess that was the 2012 Iowa football season would play an important role in the cleanup this fall.

Iowa team award-winners announced at banquet

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]

Why November is a crucial month for the Iowa football team

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — November 2012 was a disastrous month for Iowa’s football team. Four games and four losses, put the wraps on a 4-8 season. A year later, the Hawkeyes are 1-1 in November with two more chances to make an overachieving 6-4 record even better. “In pro football, you better be good in […]

Brown: Program hasn’t turned corner; work to be done

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]

Pat Harty: O-line is first to admit shortcomings

[ 0 ] November 5, 2013

Something has happened to the Iowa football team on its way to becoming a dominant force on the ground this season.

This group of Hawkeyes has experienced the highs and lows

[ 0 ] August 26, 2013

IOWA CITY — They once basked in the glow of an Orange Bowl. They remember when Iowa’s football team was ranked among the nation’s elite, a Hawkeye appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and coach Kirk Ferentz was in everybody’s top five. They are the Hawkeye seniors of 2013. “Whether you’re an upperclassman or […]

Iowa football: An analysis of the offensive line

[ 0 ] August 14, 2013

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 […]