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Johnson-Koulianos to expose Iowa Hawkeyes in book, UI responds

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is arguably the greatest wide receiver in Iowa Hawkeyes history. He’s first on the UI all-time list in receptions and 2nd in receiving yards. He also once had high NFL Draft potential. Then came all the arrest, and six drug charges. DJK now alleges he was defamed by Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz and plans to write a book about his experience at the...
Via The Sports Bank
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa Fans Are Trolling Derrell Johnson-Koulianos With The Hashtag #DJKBookChapters

Earlier today, former Iowa Hawkeye wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos went on a Twitter rampage about how he believes that his former coach, Kirk Ferentz, has helped prevent him from landing a job in the NFL. DJK plans to release a tell-all book on Iowa’s program in the near future, and from what we’ve already heard, it is going to be scathing. But it looks as if Iowa fans...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Iowa WR upset with program, Ferentz, wants to do tell-all book

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, for those who don’t remember, was a star wide receiver for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2007-2010, and still owns the records for most receiving yards and career receptions in school history. But DJK, as he was/is known, was arrested and charged with numerous drug-related crimes in December of his senior season, leading to a suspension for his team’s bowl...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa Football Preview: Has offense turned the corner?

After a few days off of our coverage of Iowa football this week for Big Ten media days we'll be back this weekend with a look at all things Hawkeyes. We last left you with a look at the defense and today we move to the other side of the ball.  For all the disappointment of 2012 the glimmers of hope may have shone most brightly on the offensive side of the ball -...
Via The B1g Time
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The 2013 WAY Too Early Badgers Schedule Breakdown: Iowa

Allow me to indulge a wrestling reference here..... FIIIINNNNAAAAALLLYYYY..... the Iowa Hawkeyes are back on the Badgers schedule! Yep, that's right the Heartland Trophy can finally be hoisted once again as Iowa and Wisconsin will at least meet this season for sure. Who knows what 2014 will look like with the expansion and division alignment. Outside of playing the Gophers is...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks Talk

Iowa players Micah Hyde, James Ferentz, Keenan Davis and others met with the media after Firday's 13-7 loss to Nebraska. See what they had to say in this video highlight package.
Via iowa.scout.com
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Prime Cuts: Iowa Players

A disappointed group of Hawkeyes met with the media after Saturday's 38-14 loss to Penn State. See what Vandenberg, Keenan, Morris, Hyde, James Ferentz, Weisman and others had to say.
Via iowa.scout.com
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa walk-on Weisman steps in at running back

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Mark Weisman generated enough buzz in the spring of 2011 that his new teammates at Iowa started to wonder where the walk-on had come from. Weisman arrived after just one semester at Air Force, a stint that helped him clarify his academic and athletic goals. ''I remember we were all sitting around joking like...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre-UNI: Prime Cuts Players

HI's collection of top Iowa player video clips from Tuesday's press conference. This file includes Vandenberg, James Ferentz, Bigach, Bullock and Weisman.
Via iowa.scout.com
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes seek better passing game against Iowa St

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Nearly everyone assumed Iowa would lean on senior quarterback James Vandenberg until the rest of the offense found its footing under new coordinator Greg Davis One week into the season and the Hawkeyes' stagnant passing game is a major concern with Iowa State (1-0) visiting Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Iowa ...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Day Goulash: Cordarrelle Patterson, James Ferentz, Friday night scores, and more.

(Game Day Goulash is SWRT's  all-encompassing Game Day college football extravaganza.)   Broncos busted. Boise State's hopes for another BCS busting season burst in their first game of the season thanks to a 17-13 loss to Michigan State. (ESPN) Da'Rick who? Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made a name for himself with two touchdowns in the first...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

B1G Countdown to Kickoff - Iowa Edition

It's our final week on the B1G Countdown to Kickoff and what better way to start it off than looking at the team that forms the other half of the Heartland Trophy? Of course we're talking about the Iowa Hawkeyes. Joining our editor Andy was Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Topics covered include: What's up at Running Back How underrated is James Vandenberg...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa's Ferentz 'the same guy every day'

CHICAGO As the son of a prominent college football coach, James Ferentz grew up learning to comprehend that the pulse of a community was measured by the performance of his father's team on Saturdays each fall. Win, and he could walk the school hallways on Monday with a smile. Lose, and a melancholy mood wafted through the city for days. "When I was in elementary school...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa's Ferentz 'the same guy every day'

CHICAGO As the son of a prominent college football coach, James Ferentz grew up learning to comprehend that the pulse of a community was measured by the performance of his father's team on Saturdays each fall. Win, and he could walk the school hallways on Monday with a smile. Lose, and a melancholy mood wafted through the city for days. "When I was in elementary school...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Position Preview: OL

New Offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and his little brother, center James Ferentz, leading way on Iowa's offensive line.
Via iowa.scout.com
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Penn St., an Iowa player (alledegly) shoplifting, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten, its sway over the college football landscape and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)  The elephant in the room. Insane Penn State fan reactions on Facebook to the school renaming the tent city that pops up outside the stadium during football stadium from "Paternoville" to "Nittanyville."...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Watch list season continues with Rimington Trophy and Mackey Award candidates

Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen is among the favorites for the 2012 Mackey Award. Another day, two more watch lists to review. On the heels of the release of watch lists for two high-profile awards, the Maxwell Award (top college football player) and Bednarik Award (best defensive player), the preseason watch lists for two under the radar wards were unveiled on Tuesday...
Via Crystal Ball Run
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

2011 Record: (7-6, 4-4 in Big Ten) Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (99-66 at Iowa, 108-87 All-Time) Last Bowl Game: 2011 Insight Bowl (lost to Oklahoma 31-14) Four Year Coaching Trend: 8.75 wins and 4.25 losses overall; 4.75 wins and 3.25 losses in conference 2011 Season Preview 2011 Exit Survey   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Must Win: 9/1 vs NIU, 9/15 vs Northern Iowa...
Via College Football Zealots
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Expanded Positional Rankings-Centers

1. Barrett Jones, Alabama 2. Khaled Homes, USC 3. Tyler Larsen, Utah State 4. Travis Swanson, Arkansas 5. Jonathan Harrison, Florida 6. Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma 7. Mario Benavides, Louisville 8. Dalton Freeman, Clemson 9. James Ferentz, Iowa 10. Graham Pocic, Illinois
Via Draft Board Insider
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Premature Preview: The Iowa Hawkeyes

By Jackson Leuschen, CycloneFanatic.com Contributor Follow Jackson on Twitter @jaleu11  In head coach Kirk Ferentz’s 14 years at the University of Iowa, there has been little turnover on the coaching staff – until this year, that is. In this offseason alone, Ferentz has had to hire a new offensive coordinator (Greg Davis), defensive coordinator (Preston Parker), offensive...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

8 Hawkeyes make it onto Phil Steele preseason All-Big 10 teams

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...
Via The Hawk Talk
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Al Borges, the Ferentz family, Ohio State, and more.

 (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.) Best Offense.  Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges discusses his philosophy on player development with Kyle Meinke. (AnnArbor.com) Hammertime. Michigan suspends safety Josh Furman for unspecified reasons. (The Detroit News) Family Affair. A look at the family ties of...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa Player Video

Iowa players James Ferentz, Steve Bigach and Greg Castillo spoke with the media on Wednesday. See what they had to say in these video interviews.
Via iowa.scout.com
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Records: Iowa AD hired, will manage Ferentz's son

After creating the job opening, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz stepped away from the interview process that led to the hiring of his son as an assistant and will not evaluate his performance or set his salary, according to documents released Wednesday. The university released a memo from athletics director Gary Barta detailing a plan to manage the conflict of interest between Brian Ferentz...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

It Didn’t Take Long For The Kirk Ferentz To Kansas City Rumors To Begin

Tweet Coming as no surprise, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to fire head coach Todd Haley and it did not take long for the Kirk Ferentz as his replacement rumors to begin. Which has become the norm for Hawkeye fans over the years when any big coaching job becomes available in both college football and the NFL that  Kirk Ferentz leaving Iowa becomes a real possibility.  The second...
Via The Hawk Talk
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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