9:51 PM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

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

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 […]

Bo Bower a starter on Hawkeyes’ latest depth chart

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It appears freshman linebacker Bo Bower has solidified his place as a starter. Bower, who made a key interception in Saturday’s win over Northern Iowa, is listed ahead of Travis Perry on Iowa’s latest depth chart, released today. The two were listed as co-starters last week. Also, Reggie Spearman is the […]

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

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 […]

Pat Harty: Don’t read too much into Hawkeyes’ win

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.
Quad-City Times Aug 31, 2014

Connor McCaffery commits to Hawkeyes

Connor McCaffery, the son of University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery reportedly has made a verbal commitment to play for the Hawkeyes when his high school eligibility is completed.

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

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 […]

Fran McCaffery’s son Connor commits to Hawkeyes

Connor McCaffery got a hug from his mom, Margaret, and his dad, Fran, at home Saturday evening. Not exactly big news, right? Well, this was a little different. Connor, 16, a sophomore at Iowa City West, got the hugs after he committed to play basketball for his dad’s Iowa team. “I’ve always thought about what […]

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

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 […]

Bryce Miller: Sheriff Ron Johnson, Fry & Ferentz

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The man who escorted Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz on jogs to and from the Iowa football locker room for the better part of three decades is passing the coach-watching torch. Ron Stewart, a retired Polk County deputy sheriff, wores street clothes on the Hawkeye sideline Saturday – rather than his […]

Rick Brown: There’s ample Iowa anxiety, but 1-0 is 1-0

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It was a black-and-gold victory, with plenty of red flags. “We learned a lot about ourselves,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after Saturday’s 31-23 victory against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. A lot of what he learned was not pleasant to watch, and that had fans squirming on the edge of […]

Derrick Willies’ first catch as Hawkeye was a big one

IOWA CITY, Ia. For a fleeting second, Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock thought he had overthrown wide receiver Derrick Willies at a crucial moment. “I thought I threw it in a pretty good rhythm,” Rudock said. “When I saw him start putting his head down I thought, “Did I really overthrow him?’ “ Willies stretched out and […]

How Hawkeyes’ running-back rotation worked vs. UNI

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa put its backfield depth to use early against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes used five different rushers in their first eight offensive plays, which helped ease the burden on senior running back Mark Weisman. “I think it’s very good if you can get everyone in the game,” Weisman said, “because everyone has been […]

Excessive penalties doom UNI against Iowa

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The hair still remaining on the head of Northern Iowa football coach Mark Farley found itself in jeopardy Saturday. The Panthers held a stunning 15-0 lead in penalties before Iowa was flagged for its first with 12 minutes, 35 seconds to play in 31-23 loss at Kinnick Stadium. Northern Iowa finished […]

Quinton Alston explains Iowa’s communication issues on defense

IOWA CITY, Ia. Quinton Alston was expecting a few glitches. “There was a lot of guys getting onto the field for the first time,” Alston said of his fellow Iowa linebackers. “There was a lot of guys on the field (Saturday) who weren’t even here last year, or redshirted.” That lack of experience was exploited […]
Quad-City Times Aug 30, 2014
Willies hauls in clutch first catch

Willies hauls in clutch first catch

IOWA CITY — Derrick Willies will never forget his first reception in his Iowa football career.

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