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Iowa’s offensive identity an enticing work in progress

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is the Iowa offense in the midst of an identity crisis? Saturday’s season-opening football victory against Northern Iowa featured more variety than we’re used to from coach Kirk Ferentz. And to be honest, it was a little unsettling. “I wouldn’t call it a crisis if the receivers are making more plays […]

Ferentz talks short passes, Martin-Manley, revamped Ball State

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five quick-hit talking points from each Iowa football news conference of the season. Here’s the early buzz before Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Ball State: THE SHORT STUFF: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said the short passing game used against Northern Iowa was a result of the […]

Hawkeye receivers catching on, but does Iowa earn passing grade?

[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Faith in Iowa’s passing game seems fleeting for now. Midway through the first half of Saturday’s season-opening victory against Northern Iowa, a former Hawkeye receiver began expressing his frustrations via Twitter. “C’mon Ruddock [sic] trust the (receivers) down the field,” Marvin McNutt tweeted, in reference to quarterback Jake Rudock. McNutt, who […]

Tevaun Smith hopes to consistently enter WR fray

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

  IOWA CITY, Ia. – Wide receiver Tevaun Smith is best remembered for one play. A very big play. The Hawkeyes were trailing Michigan 21-7 at halftime of last November’s game at Kinnick Stadium. On Iowa’s first series of the third quarter, Smith made an acrobatic one-handed catch of a Jake Rudock pass and dodged […]

Iowa swipes tight end recruit from MAC school

[ 0 ] July 26, 2014

The Iowa football coaching staff has landed another recruit at the expense of a team from the Mid-American Conference. Tight end Nate Vejvoda announced Saturday afternoon on Twitter that he has committed to Iowa. I am officially committed to the University of Iowa #GoHawkeyes— Nate Vejvoda (@NateVejvoda) July 26, 2014 Vejvoda previously was committed to […]

Martin-Manley cited for disorderly house

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Hawkeye legal troubles since April Iowa football player Kevonte Martin-Manley was cited for disorderly house by Iowa City police early Saturday morning. Martin-Manley, 21, was ticketed following a complaint of a loud party. Police were called to 760 Sunset Street in Iowa City. The report states there were “people inside and (outside) making […]

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 […]

What you need to know for Hawkeye practice at Valley Stadium

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

A visit to Valley Stadium will whet your appetite for Iowa football, and may also provide a few insights. The Hawkeyes arrive in West Des Moines on Saturday for a 1 p.m. practice that is open to the public. It’ll be our first full glimpse at the 2014 roster and how things might play out […]

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 […]

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 […]