IOWA CITY, Ia. — They arrive without stars in their eyes, but a chip on their shoulder. They are walk-ons, looking to beat the odds, make their way to the field and earn a scholarship. They are the heart and soul of Iowa’s football program. Under-recruited underdogs. “Those are the guys that kind of make […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s Reese Morgan switched sides of the football in 2012, moving from offensive line coach to defensive line coach. What he faced was, in a word, challenging. Starters Broderick Binns and Mike Daniels were gone from the 2011 team. So were part-time starters Thomas Nardo and Lebron Daniel. Morgan inherited just two […]
Anybody who knows Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan knows that whatever success he’s had, it’s never about him. It’s always about his players, his fellow coaches and the fans, and whoever else might have contributed along the way. But we know better. Or at least we should know better. Reese Morgan has a special […]
LA PORTE CITY, Ia. — Reading defenses is a snap for Jay Scheel. It’s reading between the lines that’s a problem. Scheel, a football standout for Union Community High School, verbally committed to Iowa more than a year ago, and was among 21 recruits to sign a national letter of intent with the Hawkeyes today. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s overachieving football season has had its share of underappreciated faces. They are players, coaches and staff, flying under the headlines but performing tasks as important as anyone. As Iowa prepares for its Jan. 1 meeting with LSU in the Outback Bowl, here are five unsung faces behind the Hawkeyes’ 8-4 […]
Trevon Young has launched a comeback that could make him an Iowa football recruit again. Young is nearing the end of his freshman season at Iowa Western Community College and his performance as a pass rushing defensive end has caught the attention of several FBS schools. Iowa Western tweeted on Wednesday that Arkansas was the latest […]
Reese Morgan might sound old-fashioned and stuck in his ways, but don’t mistake that for him being passed up by the game. That’ll never happen.
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 […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — The numbers on a tape measure and scale won’t necessarily add up to more sacks for Iowa’s patchwork defensive line. But a little bulk wouldn’t hurt. “You don’t have to be a certain height, a certain weight to play any position in football,” defensive line coach Reese Morgan said. “And thank […]
Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan met with the media on Wednesday in Iowa City. REESE MORGAN: Today will be our tenth practice. Like the attitude of the guys, like the young men that we have in the room. They are hard workers. This is really a great time of year if you’re a coach […]