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Pat Harty: Hawkeyes have no shortage of local linemen

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014

Barely a year has passed since former Iowa football recruit Ross Pierschbacher shifted his allegiance to Alabama.

Ferentz calls coaching a son ‘the greatest thing in the world’

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

During a pregame discussion with Fran McCaffery at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., a few years back, I asked the Iowa basketball coach if he could handle having his son play for him some day. “Oh, yeah,” McCaffery said, without hesitation. “No problem.” That conversation came to mind Saturday evening when McCaffery’s 16-year-old son, Connor, […]

Ferentz keeps an eye on Hawkeyes … and Texans

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has been keeping a close eye on the NFL’s Houston Texans while preparing his own team for the 2014 season. Ferentz’s son, James, is a center with the Texans. He was released last weekend but was one of 10 players signed to Houston’s practice squad on Sunday. “It’s been perfect, […]

Brown: Think-big facility a testament to its leaders’ legacies

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s football facilities are a far cry from those that coach Hayden Fry inherited in December 1978. “Oh, gosh,” Fry said, shaking his head. The football offices were located in Iowa Field House when Fry started to shake the echoes of dormancy. Later this month, the program will move into the […]

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 […]

Harty: Don’t read too much into Iowa’s performance against UNI

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

Kirk Ferentz reminded us what the Iowa football program is all about under his watch while meeting with reporters after Saturday’s 31-23 season-opening victory over Northern Iowa. It wasn’t necessarily his intention to do that. It just sort of happened, as Ferentz responded to a question about how Saturday’s game was different than playing a […]

Brown: Iowa needs to put age-old football adage to work

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s a school of thought that’s been part of football since they started putting facemasks on helmets. And probably before that. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times: A team makes the most improvement from Game 1 to Game 2. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz subscribes to that axiom. Now it’s up to […]

Digital Rewind: How Iowa’s late play cast some early worries aside

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

As the fourth quarter of Iowa’s 2014 opener dawned Saturday afternoon, you’d have thought the angst was ratcheting up faster than David Johnson’s receiving yards total for Northern Iowa against the Hawkeyes’ green linebacking corps. Too worrisome, too soon from Hawk Central’s first live game chat? Indeed, as Quinton Alston, Bo Bower and Reggie Spearman […]

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 […]