1. Iowa Football: Breaking Down the Hawkeyes 2012 Schedule

    Spring practice has started in Iowa City and in most college football towns across the country, which means that the cycle of the college football season has begun...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 3,432 reads 9 comments

  2. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking 2012 Linebackers

    Unlike the defensive linemen, the Big Ten returns most of its top linebackers. In fact, six of the the conference's eight All-Big Ten honorees will be back for 2012. That leaves this position ranking decidedly top-heavy...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 2,971 reads 15 comments

  3. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking Each Team's Defensive Line in 2012

    The Big Ten is known for its play in the trenches, both on offense and defense, and this year will be no exception. Despite the loss of seven all-conference honorees—both coaches and media—the Big Ten returns a number of quality players...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 3,033 reads 8 comments

  4. Iowa Football: 10 Key Position Battles in Spring Practice

    Iowa Hawkeye spring practice began this past Saturday with the spring open scrimmage scheduled for April 14. That means the new football cycle is upon us, which in turn means that players will begin competing for places on the depth chart...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 2,363 reads 0 comments

  5. Iowa Hawkeye Football Xs and Os: Rating Kirk Ferentz as an in-Game Coach

    Lately, most Hawkeye fans are not happy with the job their head coach has done. This is in marked contrast to the early part of Kirk Ferentz's tenure, during which the Iowa fanbase couldn't have been happier with their head man...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,738 reads 3 comments

  6. College Football: 2012 Big Ten Offensive Line Power Rankings

    The Big Ten is known for its line play on both sides of the ball. This is due to necessity as much as anything. No state in the conference can produce speedy skill players the way Texas, California, Florida or Georgia can...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,065 reads 2 comments

  7. Power Ranking 2012 Big Ten Pass Catchers

    The 2012 Big Ten pass catcher groups are a tough bunch to read. The conference's top-five pass catchers in both touchdowns and yards per game have all graduated. The top seven in receptions per game are gone...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,403 reads 3 comments

  8. Iowa Football: A Position-by-Position Look at the Hawkeyes in 2012

    With 2011 in the books, it's time to look ahead toward 2012. As with 2011, next season looks to be something of a rebuilding year. On the other hand, looks can be deceiving...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,337 reads 17 comments

  9. Breaking Down Every Big Ten Backfield

    The conference of three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust is, was and will always be known for its rushing game, and the upcoming season will be no exception...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,903 reads 8 comments

  10. Iowa Hawkeyes Recruiting: One of the Toughest Jobs in College Football

    They say recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program, and the Hawkeye program is no exception. Certainly, there are many other elements to a college football program's success, but there is no chicken and egg scenario...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,587 reads 4 comments

  11. Power Ranking the 2012 Big Ten Football Schedules

    Which Big Ten team has the strongest schedule in 2012, and how much does that matter? Some argue it matters quite a bit...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,967 reads 21 comments

  12. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Guys Who Need a Great Spring Performance

    Iowa football spring practice is scheduled to begin March 24 with the culmination of the practices—the open-to-the-public spring scrimmage—scheduled for April 14...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,212 reads 3 comments

  13. Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin: Who Will Be No. 1 in the NFL Draft?

    The NFL draft will begin Thursday, April 26. At that time, the Indianapolis Colts will select either Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck or Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III as the No...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,393 reads 1 comments

  14. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Lester Erb the Key to Recruiting Success

    I have been hard on Iowa running back coach Lester Erb lately. Maybe it's deserved, maybe it isn't. But it seems that Erb is more than earning his paycheck on the recruiting trails...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,565 reads 7 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the 2012 Quarterbacks

    This season, almost all of the Big Ten teams will face a crossroads at quarterback. Whether it's the Penn State two-headed awfulness, Iowa's James Vandenberg proving he will no longer ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 5,224 reads 30 comments

  16. Iowa Football: 6 Hopes and 5 Doubts for New Hawkeye Offensive Coordinator

    One of the big questions over the past 13 years has been how many of the offensive woes could be placed at the feet of Ken O'Keefe, the offensive coordinator, and how many could be ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,592 reads 0 comments

  17. Predicting the Top 10 Defenses in College Football for 2012

    The axiom "offense sells tickets but defense wins championships" is attributed to Bear Bryant, but does it still hold true in today's world of spread, no-huddle, high-scoring offenses? ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 10,351 reads 25 comments

  18. 10 Greatest Iowa Hawkeye Football Players in NFL History

    The University of Iowa has a long tradition of producing players that go on to star in the NFL. I'm not sure where Iowa ranks all time, but after 2011, Iowa was tied for the 11th-most players currently in the NFL...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 4,679 reads 12 comments

  19. Iowa Football: Phil Parker Promoted to Hawkeyes Defensive Coordinator

    After almost two months of waiting, the University of Iowa released a statement naming former defensive backs coach Phil Parker as the new defensive coordinator. Former defensive coordinator Norm Parker announced his retirement on Dec...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,462 reads 4 comments

  20. Florida Gators and 7 College Football Teams Poised for Big Turnarounds in 2012

    In 2011, most of the teams in this article underperformed. Look for them to turn it around in 2012. That is the ebb and flow of college football...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 7,782 reads 33 comments

  21. Iowa Hawkeye Football: Ken O'Keefe Departure Is an Opportunity for Kirk Ferentz

    Last week, we found out that long-time Iowa offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Ken O'Keefe decided to leave the Hawkeye program to pursue opportunities in the NFL...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,625 reads 8 comments

  22. Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe Leaves for Miami Dolphins

    In the strangest twist of events in an already fairly strange offseason—and it's only been one month—arguably the single-most maligned individual in the state of Iowa ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,571 reads 3 comments

  23. National Signing Day 2012: A Close Look at the Iowa Hawkeyes' Offensive Recruits

    In the previous article , I looked at Iowa's defensive recruits. In this article, I will break down the Class of 2012's offensive recruits...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,056 reads 0 comments

  24. National Signing Day 2012: A Closer Look at Iowa Hawkeyes' Defensive Recruits

    Football's second season will end today, and as of right now, Iowa will sign 22 players, though that may change over the course of the next day or two...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,104 reads 1 comments

  25. Iowa Football: 7 Things the Hawkeyes Are Hoping for on National Signing Day

    As we head towards Feb. 1, otherwise known as National Signing Day, the Hawkeyes have 20 known commits, which leaves room for a few more...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,174 reads 5 comments