Analyzing the Iowa Hawkeyes' Anemic Offense and What It Needs to Be Successful

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Analyzing the Iowa Hawkeyes' Anemic Offense and What It Needs to Be Successful
Rodney White via the Des Moines Register

After two games, one thing can safely be said about the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes.

Their offense is not good.

It has averaged a paltry 12 points against two decidedly respectable defenses—Northern Illinois and Iowa State—but defenses that nobody is going to mistake for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Hawkeye fans are left to wonder what the problem is.

After 13 years of blaming erstwhile offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe for every offensive shortcoming under the sun, O'Keefe left Iowa City for the balmy weather of Miami.

This led to the hiring of new OC Greg Davis—the former OC at Texas—as well as the hiring of Brian Ferentz as the new offensive line coach.

Adjustments and growing pains were expected, but nobody expected this.

Quarterback James Vandenberg has been inaccurate, indecisive and jittery; the offensive line has been unable to block in space—six sacks allowed vs. NIU; and the pass-catchers have been downright dreadful.

So, what has the new offense tried to do, what has it failed to do, and what can it do to fix what has gone wrong?

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