1. Iowa Football: 10 Things Ferentz Needs to Do to Turn the Hawkeyes Around

    The 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes went 4-8. This will be the first Hawkeye team to stay home for the bowl season since 2007, and it will be the first group that failed to qualify for a bowl since 2000...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 4,723 reads 8 comments

  2. Iowa Football: Why the Hawkeyes Need to Recruit JUCO Players

    In a recent press conference (via Hawkeyereport .com ), Kirk Ferentz was asked what he thought about recruiting junior college ( JUCO ) players...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 4,041 reads 6 comments

  3. The Iowa Offense Under Greg Davis: What Went Wrong and Can It Be Fixed?

    With the recent news (per ESPN ) that Greg Davis, at least to the best of Kirk Ferentz's knowledge, will stay on as Iowa's offensive coordinator (OC), Hawkeye fans are scratching their heads...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 262 reads 14 comments

  4. Iowa Football: Kirk Ferentz's Failures to Execute Cost Iowa a Berth in Bowl Game

    Bowl bids will be chosen and announced following this weekend's conference championship games. However, the Iowa Hawkeyes will be staying home this holiday season...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,897 reads 12 comments

  5. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from Week 13 Game vs. Nebraska

    The 2012 Iowa football season has mercifully come to an end. The Hawks set all kinds of new records for awfulness, and probably finished the season with the worst offense performance of the Ferentz era...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,732 reads 16 comments

  6. Iowa Football: 5 Biggest Questions Facing the Hawkeyes

    There is no conference championship to play for. There is no bowl placement to play for. There is no bowl to play for. There is a rivalry, but it is something of a fake rivalry...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,779 reads 8 comments

  7. Hawkeye Football: Kirk Ferentz's Disdain for Iowa Media Pushes Fans Further Away

    According to Jon Miller of Hawkeyenation .com , during the Michigan game—a contest Iowa lost 42-17—all members of the press box were greeted with the news that Kirk ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 6,074 reads 13 comments

  8. Iowa vs. Michigan: Postgame Grades from the Wolverines Win vs. Hawkeyes

    The Michigan Wolverines sent out Denard Robinson and the class of 2012 in style by beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 42-17. After a shaky start by the defense that left the teams tied 7-7 after one quarter, the Michigan offense took over...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,134 reads 23 comments

  9. Iowa Football: The Blame for the Hawks' Woes Can Only Go in One Direction

    A popular word these days around Iowa media, message boards, blogs , etc. is apologist, which, according to Merriam-Webster , is "one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,209 reads 26 comments

  10. Iowa Hawkeye Football by the Numbers Following the Loss to Purdue

    The Purdue Boilermakers did everything they could to hand the Iowa Hawkeyes the win—unforced fumbles, missed field goals, undisciplined penalties—but the Hawks weren't biting...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,936 reads 4 comments

  11. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Purdue

    Iowa is 4-5. It has lost three straight. There are no more questions about who this team is. This team is one of the three worst in the conference, and nothing short of a miraculous turnaround is going the change that...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,462 reads 3 comments

  12. Iowa Hawkeye Football: What Happend to the Bullies of the Big Ten?

    I am not from Iowa. I never attended the University of Iowa. I never lived in the state of Iowa. But I am an Iowa Hawkeye football fan...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,678 reads 14 comments

  13. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs Indiana

    Remember the days when Iowa could depend on conference wins over Indiana? In truth, Kirk Ferentz hasn't done poorly against the crimson and cream, posting a 7-2 record against the Hoosiers since 2001...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,812 reads 6 comments

  14. Iowa Football: Is 2012 an Off Year or a Sign of Bigger Problems for the Hawks?

    "I don't recall seeing anyone take a delay-of-game penalty in a two-minute offense situation." ESPN analyst, 15-year NFL veteran and former Ohio State receiver Joey Galloway said ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,407 reads 15 comments

  15. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Northwestern

    They say the true measure of a team's character is how it responds to adversity. Well, the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes are in about the most adverse conditions the program has seen in a while...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,855 reads 8 comments

  16. Iowa Football: Is Kirk Ferentz Right to Stick with James Vandenberg?

    Towards the middle of the second quarter in Iowa's matchup against Penn State, Hawkeye quarterback James Vandenberg stepped back to pass. The PSU pass rush almost reached him, and he rolled out of the pocket, seemingly escaping trouble...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,292 reads 26 comments

  17. Iowa Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Hawkeyes Loss to Penn State

    It's difficult to say exactly how badly the Iowa Hawkeyes performed in their 14-38 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions. Numbers don't quite describe it, as 14-38 makes it look like the Hawkeyes showed up...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 3,442 reads 13 comments

  18. Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

    Final Score: Penn State 38, Iowa 14, The score doesn't do justice to how badly Iowa played this game. After three quarters, the score was 31-0...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 10,555 reads 1 comments

  19. Iowa Football: 10 Key Matchups When the Hawkeyes Play Penn State

    Just when it seemed as if the Iowa football team was a lost cause, it traveled to East Lansing and pulled out an impressive double-overtime victory over the Michigan State Spartans...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,723 reads 0 comments

  20. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Are the Bullies of the Big Ten Back?

    During the Hawkeyes' best years under Kirk Ferentz, Iowa became known as "the Bullies of the Big Ten" due to its hard-hitting defense and dominant offensive line...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 5,372 reads 8 comments

  21. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawkeyes Play Michigan State

    Lately, when Iowa plays Michigan State, it has more meaning than just another Big Ten game. In 2009, MSU had a chance to ruin the Hawkeyes' perfect season, but Iowa pulled it out in the last seconds...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 2,234 reads 3 comments

  22. Iowa Football: Have the Hawkeyes Lived Up to Expectations?

    After five games, Iowa is 3-2, which isn't where Hawkeye fans hoped their team would be, but it's much better than where they were following the catastrophic loss to Central Michigan ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,599 reads 1 comments

  23. 10 Things We Learned from the Wisconsin Badgers' Win over Illinois

    With the Badgers 31-14 win over the Fighting Illini, Wisconsin seems to have gotten back on track. It was their 20th-straight home win, and the first time in 2012 that they have managed ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,434 reads 19 comments

  24. Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

    The final score is Wisconsin 31, Illinois 14. The game featured two inept offenses, until the fourth quarter at which time the Badgers deflated the Illini and took home the victory...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,543 reads 3 comments

  25. Iowa Football: 6 Things the Hawkeyes Have to Work on During the Bye Week

    Iowa heads into its bye week with some much-needed momentum, as the Hawkeyes had been dead-in-the-water following their home loss to the MAC's Central Michigan...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,976 reads 3 comments