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Pat Harty: Recruiting could be Woods’ ideal job

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Iowa linebacker coach LeVar Woods defied the odds by playing seven seasons in the NFL.

Hawkeyes to test Atlanta in football recruiting pursuits

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa linebackers coach LeVar Woods is in charge of recruiting Texas and Georgia, and while the Hawkeyes did sign kicker Mick Ellis and defensive back Joshua Jackson from the Lone Star State, the Atlanta area has become a new frontier. “There are Hawkeyes in Atlanta to help,” Woods said of Iowa […]

LeVar Woods wants his linebackers to ‘let it loose’

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — LeVar Woods has seen enough to be encouraged. As a linebackers coach for Iowa’s football team, Woods caught an early glimpse of the players who will fill a glaring void in the Hawkeye defense. Travis Perry, Quinton Alston and Reggie Spearman have all spent time on special teams, where Woods had […]

Jim Reid, LeVar Woods named linebackers coaches of the year by FootballScoop

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa linebacker coaches Jim Reid and LeVar Woods have been named Linebackers Coaches of the Year by FootballScoop. Woods, a three-year letterman during his Hawkeye playing career, completed his second year coaching Iowa linebackers after serving as an administrative assistant from 2008-11. Reid, a veteran […]

Iowa football: An analysis of the linebackers

[ 0 ] August 15, 2013

For LeVar Woods, the transition is complete. He took the final steps in his journey from player to coach last season, assuming responsibility for a developing group of Iowa linebackers. “I feel a ton better than I did last year,” Woods said. “Feel more prepared, not as nervous going into a meeting or a practice. […]

Brian Ferentz says father no Luddite

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013

Brian Ferentz — the 30-year-old son of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and the offensive line coach for the Hawkeyes — can joke about his father. “Alternate uniforms? That’s not really in his personality … I’ve seen his closet,” Brian Ferentz said. But there is a limit to the jokes. Brian Ferentz made sure that […]

The Hawkeye defense could be exceptional in at least one area

[ 0 ] April 12, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Ask James Morris about the legacy his class has left on the Iowa football program, and he doesn’t mince words. “If we’re being completely honest and objective here, I don’t think we can say it’s been a particularly strong one,” the senior-to-be linebacker said. “That’s being brutally honest.” The Hawkeyes went […]

LeVar Woods’ coaching duties have special meaning

[ 0 ] April 11, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa was clinging to a 10-0 lead when Northern Illinois lined up to try a 23-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. But Matt Bowen blocked it, LeVar Woods scooped it up and raced 87 yards for a Hawkeye touchdown to seal Kirk Ferentz’s first victory as Iowa coach in […]

Harty: Time to get excited about Iowa RBs

[ 0 ] April 10, 2013

Too bad life isn’t like spring football where you can sort of just start over every March with a clean slate and with an overwhelming sense of optimism. Iowa assistant coach LeVar Woods said the word exciting, or a form of it, six times while addressing the media on Wednesday. And that was just in […]

Transcript: Linebackers coach LeVar Woods’ press conference

[ 0 ] April 10, 2013

LeVAR WOODS: How’s everyone doing? Just to start off, I’d like to thank everyone for coming here, obviously. It’s an exciting time for us here at Iowa with spring football going. With the new facility, the indoor facility, we’re able to use that now. We’re using it this spring for the first time in spring […]