Iowa’s true freshmen vie for key roles

IOWA CITY — Bruises, tweaks and actual injuries a week into training camp have forced some of Iowa’s true freshmen into the team’s legitimate depth chart. So far, they look like they belong. With senior cornerback Greg Mabin withheld from competition, Manny Rugamba played nickel with the first-team defense. Second-team sophomore linebacker Jack Hockaday didn’t compete in...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 days ago

Iowa CB Greg Mabin has ‘all the confidence in the world’

IOWA CITY — Iowa cornerback Greg Mabin used his brain more than his brawn this off-season, and was doubly successful in the process.Mabin, a senior, earned dean’s list honors, something Coach Kirk Ferentz quickly mentioned to reporters on Wednesday. But after shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in January, Mabin’s arm sat in a sling for six weeks.So Mabin focused on the...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
June 08, 2016

Mabin takes the bad and then gets the good

IOWA CITY — Right off the first snap of the second half last week, Illinois made its plans apparent.Quarterback Wes Lunt threw at the right side of Iowa’s secondary 15 consecutive times. It wasn’t 15 plays in a row, but 15 passes went toward junior cornerback Greg Mabin and just over the head of free safety Jordan Lomax. Linebacker Cole Fisher also was targeted by running backs...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 14, 2015

No. 14 — CB Greg Mabin

No. 14 . . . Greg Mabin sprinted out of obscurity and into the starting lineup for the Hawkeyes last season. Kind of literally. A couple of years ago, Mabin (6-2, 200), a junior cornerback, set up a meet
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
August 04, 2015

Iowa football: Previewing the cornerbacks

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz once again has a shut down cornerback in Desmond King, but who is going to line up against him? Under defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Phil Parker, Iowa’s corners have been nothing short of amazing. Since 2005, only two starting cornerbacks haven’t made it in the NFL. That’s almost 9 years of continued success. While Iowa...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Potential break out stars on defense

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is hoping that some player will have some break out seasons on his defense. Last season, Iowa had a supposedly big hole at the number two cornerback spot. Then, in the first game of the season, true freshman Desmond King stepped in for an injured Jordan Lomax and played tremendously. He played so well that he started for the rest of the season and picked...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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