Iowa football assistant Reese Morgan retiring after 19 years

Football 03/06/19, 14:59

Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes.Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes' defensive line for the past seven years, will step down prior to spring practice.The 68-year-old Morgan was in charge of Iowa's offensive line from 2003-11 ...

Back in Outback Bowl, Iowa is underdog vs Mississippi State

Football 12/31/18, 12:06

In his 20 seasons leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz has coached as many games in Tampa as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio.And he's back for another one. The Hawkeyes make their sixth Outback Bowl appearance Tuesday when they face No. 18 Mississippi State."There are no bad bowls," ...

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL draft, skip bowl game

Football 11/30/18, 14:18

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, will not play in Iowa's upcoming bowl game."We are ...

Scott Frost’s Huskers get their first crack at Iowa

Football 11/22/18, 02:13

Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn't good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren't good enough to beat the Hawkeyes.New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry that's blossomed into ...

Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson up for national honors

Football 11/20/18, 15:44

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant's lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart.The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) corrected course last week at ...

TE Noah Fant’s usage questioned during Iowa’s 3-game skid

Football 11/13/18, 17:30

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years.So why isn't Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more?It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in Iowa City. The issue came ...

Disappointed Hawkeyes look to close ’18 on high note

Football 11/06/18, 16:23

Iowa entered the season's midway point looking like the most skilled team in the Big Ten West.Consecutive road losses to Penn State and Purdue have left the Hawkeyes likely playing just for pride and a decent bowl bid.Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten), which has often been known for getting the ...

Purdue, Iowa hope to get back into Big Ten West title race

Football 11/02/18, 03:05

Fans of No. 19 Iowa and Purdue are closely tracking the Big Ten West title chase.They know the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers must rebound quickly from last week's road losses and the reward for Saturday's winner will be staying in contention for the conference championship game.The coaches, meanwhile, spent this week ...

CFP dreams dashed, No. 19 Iowa seeks Big Ten division title

Football 10/30/18, 17:46

No. 19 Iowa's hopes of a run at a playoff spot were dashed last weekend in a late loss at Penn State. The Hawkeyes can still win the Big Ten West.Iowa's season might have turned out differently if junior quarterback Nate Stanley's run of somewhat inexplicable interceptions hadn't continued with ...

Surging No. 19 Iowa returns home to host talented Maryland

Football 10/19/18, 04:09

Iowa is back in the Top 25 behind a rejuvenated offense and a resilient defense.The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) hope to keep things rolling on Saturday in their only home game in a stretch of 42 days when they host Maryland (4-2, 2-1) for just the second time ...

Hawkeyes face familiar offense in trip to Indiana

Football 10/12/18, 04:08

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn't need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday's game.After returning from a road trip on which they faced a potent offense and an improved defense led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder, Ferentz's Hawkeyes face virtually the ...

Trick plays counter Big Ten’s ‘3 yards, cloud of dust’ image

Football 10/11/18, 12:05

A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten's reputation for stodgy football.Kirk Ferentz pulled the biggest of them last week when Iowa successfully ran a fake field goal against Minnesota, with T.J. Hockenson catching a sandlot-style snap on the overloaded right side and chugging 4 yards ...

Iowa looking for offense to help banged-up defense

Football 10/09/18, 16:53

Iowa has let its defense carry the load nearly all season.The Hawkeyes might need some more help from their offense on Saturday at Indiana — like they got in last weekend's 48-point explosion at Minnesota — to bolster a unit that sudden looks a lot thinner.Iowa (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) ...

Interior strength of Hawkeyes to give Gophers another test

Football 10/05/18, 16:58

Much of the success Iowa has had over time can be pinned on superior strength at the line of scrimmage , with 28 offensive or defensive linemen drafted by NFL teams since coach Kirk Ferentz took over for the 1999 season.This point-of-attack prowess has been on full display by the ...

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