1. Iowa Football: Position-by-Position Spring Practice Preview

    The Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz are scheduled to begin spring practices on March 27, and the Hawks need plenty of practice...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,775 reads 1 comments

  2. Iowa Football: Chris White, Special Teams Are Key to Hawks' and Ferentz's Future

    Recently, Iowa Hawkeyes' special teams coaches Darrell Wilson and Lester Erb left the program (per Rick Brown of HawkCentral .com ) and head coach Kirk Ferentz hired Chris White to coach running backs and to coordinate special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,683 reads 1 comments

  3. Iowa Football: 6 Hawkeyes with Most to Gain in Spring Practices

    Iowa Hawkeyes football is slated to begin its spring practice on March 27, and as with any spring practice, this will lead to a number of opportunities, especially for underclassmen...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 6,353 reads 4 comments

  4. Iowa Football: A Close Look at the Revamped 2013 Hawkeyes Staff

    The Iowa Hawkeyes football staff has undergone major revisions over the last two years. Only three coaches remain who were on the staff at the end of the 2011 season, and all of those ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,163 reads 2 comments

  5. Iowa Football: Kirk Ferentz's 7 Biggest Worries Headed into Spring Practice

    The Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz will begin spring practices in three weeks (March 27), at which time the Hawks will hope to turn around a program that has been skidding since 2010's Orange Bowl victory...

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  6. Iowa Football: A Close Look at Recently Departed Members of the Hawkeyes Staff

    With the recent news that Lester Erb has left the Iowa Hawkeyes football program, that makes six coaches over the past two years who have moved on...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,513 reads 1 comments

  7. Iowa Football: An Assessment of the Hawkeyes' Revised Recruiting Strategy

    Recently, Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media to discuss the hellos and goodbyes that have taken place in the Iowa football compound over the offseason—hellos ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,623 reads 6 comments

  8. Iowa Football: Way Too Early Game-by-Game Schedule Predictions for 2013

    For the Iowa Hawkeye football program and its head coach Kirk Ferentz, as with every FBS program, each new year and new schedule brings new challenges and opportunities...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,782 reads 7 comments

  9. Iowa Football: What Do New Coaches Bobby Kennedy and Jim Reid Bring to Hawkeyes?

    The enduring hallmark of Kirk Ferentz's tenure as the Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach has always been stability, but the recent coaching shakeup that has led to the hiring of Jim Reid and Bobby Kennedy changes that dynamic...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,536 reads 2 comments

  10. Iowa Football: 5 Underclassmen the Hawkeyes Can Build Around in 2013

    Anybody who has followed Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes for the past 14 years knows that Ferentz is not going to build his football program around any one player. However, that doesn't mean he can't tweak his program to use the talents he has...

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  11. Iowa Football: What the Hawkeyes' Recruiting Class Says About Direction of Team

    The 2013 Iowa recruiting class has been finalized and, for better or worse, it tells Hawkeye football fans a great deal about the direction head coach Kirk Ferentz plans to take his offense...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,359 reads 10 comments

  12. Iowa Football Recruiting: Grading the Hawkeyes' 2013 Class

    The 2013 recruiting season is over, and, if the recruiting rankings are accurate, the Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz didn't have a great year. They were 10th in the Big Ten according to 247sports...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 8,379 reads 13 comments

  13. Iowa Football: Hawkeyes' Recruiting Strategy Pointed in Wrong Direction

    Lately, the Iowa Hawkeyes football program and its coach Kirk Ferentz can do nothing right, at least in the eyes of many fans, and the direction of Iowa's recruiting is no exception...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 6,122 reads 19 comments

  14. Iowa Football: Hawkeyes' Top Priority on National Signing Day

    There are unlikely to be any major surprises as the Iowa Hawkeyes football program moves toward national signing day (Feb. 6)...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,021 reads 1 comments

  15. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 14 Greatest Wins of the Kirk Ferentz Era

    Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz has taken his share of heat lately, most of it deserved. However, it is worthwhile to consider some of the great moments he has brought to Iowa football...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,804 reads 10 comments

  16. Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeyes' National Signing Day Wish List

    Aside from all the other negative momentum the Iowa Hawkeyes football program is riding, CBS Sports' Dave Carey described their recruiting class as being "on shaky ground...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 5,139 reads 9 comments

  17. Iowa Football: 5 Signs of Despair for the Hawkeyes in 2013

    The Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz are at a crossroads. Things may be ready to turn around much as they were following what seemed to be the bottom in 2007 . On the other hand, the bottom may not yet have been reached...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 4,376 reads 6 comments

  18. Iowa Football: Projecting the Hawkeyes 2013 2-Deep Depth Chart

    The Iowa Hawkeyes didn't fare so well in 2012, but they were young. This year, they return eight on both sides of the ball plus both specialists and a number of experienced non-starters...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 5,230 reads 7 comments

  19. Iowa Football: 5 Signs of Hope for the Hawkeyes in 2013

    By the end of the 2012 football season, the 4-8 Iowa Hawkeyes football team might best have been described as hopeless. However, there are signs that prospects may be on the rise in Iowa City...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 5,104 reads 5 comments

  20. Iowa Football: 5 Recruits Most Likely to Make the Depth Chart as Freshmen

    College football's second season has been under way in Iowa City since November 23, by which point the Iowa Hawkeyes failed to qualify for a bowl and their season effectively ended...

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  21. Iowa Hawkeye Football: Kirk Ferentz Could Learn a Lot from Urban Meyer

    Lately, the Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz have fallen on hard times. Much of that has been due to an underachieving offense that finished 2012 ranked 113th in national scoring offense ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 6,110 reads 12 comments

  22. Iowa Football: Projecting the Hawkeyes' 2013 Offensive Depth Chart

    The 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes offense was terrible. Despite that, as coach Kirk Ferentz (via Bryce Miller of Hawkcentral ) noted, this was not "a dog-crap team." On the other hand, an offense that scores 19...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 5,209 reads 3 comments

  23. Iowa Football: How Good Is 'Good Enough' for Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes?

    After the Iowa Hawkeyes finished the 2012 season with a 4-8 record, many fans found themselves standing on one side of the fence or the other. Kirk Ferentz has been at Iowa 14 seasons...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,108 reads 4 comments

  24. Iowa Football: 7 Biggest Holes in Depth Chart Hawkeyes Must Fill for 2013

    The bad news is that the Iowa Hawkeyes went 4-8 this year. The good news is that, barring transfers, injuries, academic casualties, etc., they should return eight starters on defense, seven on offense and both kicking specialists...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 2 years ago 340 reads 4 comments

  25. Iowa Football: Is It Time to Scrap the Bend-Don't-Break Defense?

    With all the talk of Iowa's offensive problems , the defense has gone under the radar. It is true that statistically, the defense, which was the No. 7 scoring D in the Big Ten, did better than expected (which, in itself, is sad)...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 2 years ago 2,027 reads 2 comments