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Brown: Ferentz won’t let himself get too excited about running game

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Asked if he felt better about his running game than in recent seasons, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz squirmed in his chair like someone sitting in the dentist’s office waiting for a root canal. “You never feel too good about anything, especially right now,” Ferentz said. Right now is Saturday’s 11 […]

Why Iowa RB corps could be Big Ten’s deepest

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Never before has Kirk Ferentz been blessed with such running back riches. The Iowa football coach returns his top three rushers from last season, while potential breakout performers LeShun Daniels Jr., Akrum Wadley and Jonathan Parker are progressing behind the scenes. Add it all up, and the Hawkeyes’ ground game could […]

What to like, and be concerned about, heading into Hawkeye spring football

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014

What a difference 12 months, eight victories, the emergence of one quarterback, the decision of one left tackle and a favorable schedule makes. Iowa football fans are feeling rejuvenated with a program that seems to be on the upswing for the third time under veteran coach Kirk Ferentz. The feeling now is different than last […]

Who should be Iowa’s top running back?

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

How should Iowa approach the running back situation? The Hawkeyes kick off spring practices next week, and one of the most intriguing positions is tailback. Is Mark Weisman (975 yards on 227 carries in 2013) the featured ball carrier? How about Jordan Canzeri (481-74) or Damon Bullock (467-118)? Is LeShun Daniels (142-36) ready to break […]

Jovial, joking Ferentz loose as Outback Bowl nears

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Kirk Ferentz still knows how to work a room. In the final press gathering before today’s Outback Bowl, the Iowa coach lightened the mood with a little humor. It started when a reporter asked if the Hawkeyes would try to wear down Louisiana State, like Alabama did back in November. “You know, […]

Why was Jordan Canzeri a near non-factor early this season? There’s a two-word answer

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Ball security, not the lingering effects of a knee injury, is why Jordan Canzeri spent the first part of the football season playing in the shadows of Iowa’s other running backs. “Jordan came back off the knee injury last year, and we thought he was healthy in the spring,” Iowa offensive coordinator […]

Rick Brown: Passing game must be a main course

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa’s passing game has made strides this season, but it’s time for a sprint to the finish. If Iowa has realistic expectations of beating No. 14 LSU in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, quarterback Jake Rudock and his cast of receivers need to be more than complementary hors d’oeuvres before the main course — […]

Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — The story of Iowa’s 2013 football season is written over 12 games and more than 1,600 snaps of the ball. A majority of those plays — 865 on offense, 790 on defense — are long forgotten. But some define an 8-4 season and a matchup with No. 14 LSU in the […]

One Hawkeye stepping forward for more time at running back

[ 0 ] November 19, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is Jordan Canzeri the answer? For the past several weeks, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has fielded questions about his running backs. Injuries slowed Mark Weisman. Inexperience limited LeShun Daniels. Inconsistency seemed to be an issue with Damon Bullock. And then, Canzeri turned in a breakout performance against Purdue, rushing for 165 […]

Bye week comes at good time for Hawkeye duo

[ 0 ] November 12, 2013

Iowa’s bye week should give running backs Damon Bullock and Mark Weisman a chance to rest. The duo has combined for 1,232 yards and 275 carries this season. Weisman has been dealing with elbow and foot injuries all season. He has been limited in Iowa’s game plan in recent weeks; after averaging 23.8 carries in […]