The 2013 season has just come to an end but there are a few things running through my mind as I think about next season. Here is the first of many we’ll discuss this month.
QUARTERBACK CONVERSATION: I certainly don’t want to say there is a quarterback controversy because I don’t think there is right now. But there could be a quarterback something by the time spring is done...
LSU threw some fresh defensive looks at Iowa in Wednesday's Outback Bowl. Hawkeye Left Tackle Brandon Scherff credited the Tigers for their scheme.
The headline of this item reads ’2014 Football Slate is Favorable.’
I chose that word carefully, following the failed predictions of 2010 and all the promise that season had before the year kicked off. I recall writing before the season that Iowa would be a Vegas favorite in every one of their games with the exception of possibly the Ohio State game at year’s end.
Brandon Scherff announced on his home-town radio station earlier this week that he would be returning for his senior season. The Iowa left tackle met with the media Friday in Iowa City for the first time since his big decision. Watch him discuss it here.
Monday's news of Brandon Scherff returning for his senior season created conversation about the prospects for the 2014 Hawkeyes. HI Publisher Rob Howe takes a look a potential depth chart for next fall.
Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff says he's staying with the Hawkeyes for his senior season.
Scherff was believed to be a potential first-round pick in next spring's NFL draft. But Scherff announced Monday that he's skipping the draft and returning to Iowa in 2014.
Scherff has started all 12 games for Iowa (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) this season and was a first-team All-Big Ten...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013
Brandon Scherff announced on Monday that he would returning for his senior season at Iowa. The junior left tackle earned first-team all-Big Ten recognition this fall.
While this isn’t as good as Brandon Scherff releasing a statement, it’s got Hawkeye Nation buzzing:
@HawkeyeNation you haven't seen this?? pic.twitter.com/byScj2XaDc
— Chase (@Chase_Maher) December 9, 2013
That’s a facebook screen capture and others have said they heard Scherff say as much on hometown radio. Then there was this on Monday afternoon as well:
This will be the last entry in the weekend’s bowl blog. You can scroll to the bottom and read up from there to follow how things played out.
12/8 7am: The Big Ten will get its 2-up scenario, which moves the teams below Michigan State (Rose) and Ohio State (BCS at large, likely Orange) up a spot. Here’s my final prediction:
Orange: Ohio State
Cap One: Wisconsin
We’ll be updating this blog as games unfold this weekend.
TWO UP SEEMS HIGHLY LIKELY
The 2-up scenario means two Big Ten teams into the BCS. This was a strong possibility before Friday’s Northern Illinois-Bowling Green game but seems highly likely now that Bowling Green beat Northern Illinois. Why?
If Michigan State loses to Ohio State, it must remain in the Top 14 to be...
(Jon’s note: The following is a press release from Iowa on the All Big Ten nominations. The Big Ten Media voted Brandon Scherff 2nd team All Big Ten. Any Big Ten media member not voting him first team All Big Ten, you need to turn in your card right now. You’re not qualified to vote. OK, with that off my chest, onto the release)
University of Iowa senior tight end C...
James Morris, Mark Weisman, Brandon Scherff, Austin Blythe and other Iowa players preview this weekend's Big Ten clash with Michigan State.
Wednesday morning is always chock full of links to Hawkeye related articles and multimedia, following presser day in Iowa City. We’ve also added some Big Ten and Minnesota related links so you can get to know your Rodent enemy better this week.
They’ll be starting their #2 quarterback, who is a better runner but not as good of a passer as their #1. It will be his second career...
Brandon Scherff, James Morris, Carl Davis, Ray Hamilton, Jacob Hillyer and Darian Cooper talk about Iowa's 27-21 win at Iowa State.
Mark Weisman, James Morris, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Carl Davis, Brandon Scherff and others met with the media on Tuesday as they prepared for this weekend's rivalry game against Iowa State. See what the Hawkeyes had to say in this Prime Cuts video compilation.
The Iowa offense posted more than 400 total yards for the second week in a row. Mark Weisman, Kevonte Martin-Manley, Brandon Scherff and others on that side of the ball talk about the performance in Saturday's 28-14 win against Missouri State.
The Hawkeyes met with the media on Tuesday as they prepared to open the season this weekend against Northern Illinois. See what Mark Weisman, Damon Bullock, Christian Kirksey, Carl Davis, Johnny Lowdermilk, Jordan Lomax, Brandon Scherff and others had to say in this Prime Cuts video compilation.
Phil Steele released his 2013 All Big Ten teams on Monday, all four of them. You can read the entire list at this link.
Here is Steele’s first team…tell me what you don’t see:
Here is a hint: No Hawkeyes.
Steele had two Hawkeyes on his 2012 All Big Ten 1st Team; Micah Hyde and Keenan Davis. I remember writing that it was the first time I could recall Steele not having an...
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will not be given the power to fire coaches of member schools. (Yahoo! Sports)
Illinois player profile of the day.
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois defensive tackle Austin Teitsma. (A Lion Eye)
Iowa player profile of the day.
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)
TweetPhil Steele released his preseason All Big Ten selections and 8 Hawkeyes made it onto one of the teams.
Steele had 4 teams for offense, defense and special teams. Two Hawkeyes made it onto his first teams which was wide receiver Keenan Davis and safety Micah Hyde.
The Hawkeyes that made it onto his teams come as no surprise because they are expected to be major contributors...
I'm not going to get into Iowa's mistakes against Minnesota. The effort, the onside kick, the forfeited possession at the end of the first half, or the offensive play calling at the end of the game. That's been discussed all over the web. As useless as it may seem, and perhaps as a form of therapy, I wanted to look for answers.
Here's the two-deeps for this week...