Seeing his name on top of the depth chart for the first time this spring, Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh calmly savored the moment. He kept the news to himself, other than telling one person back home in Ohio. “I let my mom know,” Welsh said. Welsh then moved on, taking nothing for granted. “I […]
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Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sees the offensive line coming together, and freshman guard Sean Welsh is fitting in nicely. There were some doubts about Welsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, being able to maintain his starting spot. “I think Sean Welsh has kind of risen above,” Ferentz said. “He’s clearly our fifth guy, […]
A countdown is underway. For center Austin Blythe, it’s the number of practices before Iowa’s football team kicks off the season Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. For right tackle Andrew Donnal, it’s the seconds ticking away after every snap. “At tackle, you have a lot more time than you do on the inside,” Donnal said. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Brian Ferentz doesn’t waste his time talking about potential. The buzzword for Iowa’s offensive line coach is consistency. “We expect to have a good offensive line every year,” Ferentz said. “I think there were times last year where we met that expectation, and times when we couldn’t have been further away […]
Kirk Ferentz wasn’t on top of the college football world a decade ago, but he could see it from where he stood. The Iowa football program was in the midst of an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2004, compiling records of 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2, respectively, in each of the three seasons. But […]
At this rate, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz might be done with his 2013 recruiting class by the Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago. Ferentz and his staff received verbal commitments from two more high school seniors-to-be on Friday with Ohio offensive lineman Sean Welsh and Missouri receiver/defensive back […]