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Derrick Willies’ preseason star swells in Iowa spring game

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — He’s no fluke. Derrick Willies put on another pass-catching spectacle Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game, proving his performance two weeks ago in West Des Moines wasn’t a one-time wonder. “He’s a talented player,” fellow receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “He plays with a lot of confidence and a lot of heart.” And […]

Hawkeye receiving corps is deep, talented, untested

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bobby Kennedy caught himself. As the second-year receivers coach began touting the potential of Iowa’s wideouts, he started to gush. Then, his comments became more measured. “I’m really pleased we decided to redshirt some of those guys, because I think they’ve got the ability to really, maybe change — not necessarily the […]

Depth chart: New starter at right defensive end and other changes

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Mike Hardy is listed as the starting right defensive end on Iowa’s football depth chart released today, replacing Dominic Alvis. Alvis, a senior, injured his back in the first half of last week’s 34-24 loss at Ohio State. The Hawkeyes host Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. That was the only change in […]

How Hawkeye receivers are silencing second-guessers

[ 0 ] October 3, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The critics had their say. And now, Kevonte Martin-Manley is offering a rebuttal. When the Iowa football team sputtered last season, the receiving corps became a target for second-guessers. “We took it as extra fuel to our fire,” Martin-Manley said. “We don’t really listen to the noise, but we hear the […]

Can Hawkeyes forge winning identity at Minnesota?

[ 0 ] September 27, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — An identity will be forged Saturday afternoon. Iowa and Minnesota bring similar attitudes and attributes to Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. showdown on ABC, yet neither has been tested by the grind of a Big Ten Conference schedule. This is a chance to hoist the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy and solidify reputations. “We’re going against […]

Finding depth at receiver remains a work in progress

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Nobody told Tevaun Smith he was starting. The sophomore receiver was listed atop the Iowa football depth chart released Monday, but he wasn’t aware of his promotion until meeting with the media Tuesday. “I just come to practice,” Smith said, “and get ready to work.” Smith played it cool, but the […]

Iowa receivers starting over with new leader

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mention Bobby Kennedy’s name, and you’ll get a smile. Iowa’s new receivers coach is fast becoming a locker room favorite, with his easy-going manner and knack for conversation. “He’s a great story teller,” said Jim Reid, who recently joined the Hawkeyes football program as a linebackers coach. “And (Kennedy) has got […]

Iowa football: 5 questions about the Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 29, 2012

Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register give his answers to 5 questions about the Iowa football team.

Your guide to the new-look Hawkeyes

[ 1 ] August 26, 2011

It’s going to be a different look for the 2011 football team.

Coe, Hillyer commit to play for Hawks

[ 6 ] December 19, 2010

His performance ultimately will tell if Rodney Coe is as good as advertised. But for now, he is just what the Iowa football team needed with regard to recruiting. Coe was among two high school seniors who made verbal commitments to Iowa on Sunday, the other being receiver Jacob Hillyer from Somerset, Texas. The 6-foot-3, […]