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Tag: "Ed Podolak"

Football team’s turnaround reminiscent of 2008 rebound

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Kirk Ferentz gathered his Iowa football team for a meeting shortly after a loss to Nebraska ended a humbling 2012 season. His message was simple. And, as things turned out, prophetic. “You have two choices,” Ferentz told the returning members of a team that lost its last six games to finish […]

Ed Podolak miffed at odd coaching move

[ 0 ] September 14, 2013

AMES, Ia. — Ed Podolak was in his usual spot Saturday, working as a radio analyst alongside Gary Dolphin on the Hawkeye Radio Network. A year ago, Greg Robinson was working as a radio analyst and volunteering as an assistant coach at a high school in California. Before this season, Texas coach Mack Brown hired […]

Rick Brown: Announcing gaffe was vintage Jim Zabel

[ 0 ] May 24, 2013

Iowa’s football team had moved to No. 1 in the nation for the first time in 25 years the week that Michigan State came to Kinnick Stadium for a nationally televised Oct. 5, 1985 game. That lofty perch hung in the balance with 31 seconds to play, the Spartans holding a 31-28 lead and Iowa […]

Ferentz on Vandenberg: ‘I’m glad he’s our quarterback’

[ 0 ] September 25, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz went to bat for his quarterback Tuesday. Look beyond James Vandenberg, Ferentz said, when searching for reasons why Iowa enters Saturday’s Big Ten Conference football opener against 4-0 Minnesota with a 2-2 non-conference record. Look at attention to detail — like penalties at bad times and indecision by the […]

Harty: Podolak lucky in the knee department

[ 0 ] August 28, 2012

Ed Podolak did some incredible things as a football player, including having 350 total yards in an NFL playoff game. But it’s what he didn’t do that is perhaps the most incredible.

Your guide to the spring game

[ 0 ] April 10, 2012

The Iowa Hawkeyes will hold a public, controlled scrimmage on Saturday. Here’s your guide to the game.

Coker impresses with bruising runs

[ 2 ] October 31, 2011

Tavian Banks knew something was up Saturday when his cell phone beeped and emails streamed into his computer. “People couldn’t wait to tell me about Iowa football,” the former Iowa running back said Monday. “They couldn’t wait to tell me about what Marcus Coker did.” While Banks was running errands around his Naperville, Ill., home, […]

Notebook: Coker’s game was third-best ever

[ 0 ] October 30, 2011

Only Tavian Banks and Ed Poloak have had better days at running back.

Harty: Now how about that running back curse?

[ 4 ] September 3, 2011

Why is it all these running backs get hurt so much?

Peterson: Dolph calls he and Podolak “the walking wounded”

[ 2 ] August 10, 2011

Gary Dolphin assured Iowa football fans Wednesday that his recent prostate cancer diagnosis won’t prevent him from broadcasting football games as usual on the Iowa Radio Network starting Sept. 3 against Tennessee Tech. “Tell everyone I’ll be ready to go,” Dolphin said. “I’m looking forward to a great season.” He’s looking forward once again to […]