First, congrats Tyler Sash. You're a Super Bowl champion!
The cat may be let out of the bag. Last night, newly signed Hawkeye Jaleel Johnson posted on Facebook,
"The Iowa hawkeyes will be gettin a new defensive coordinator....the LB coach from the NEW YORK GIANTS!!!!"
Patrick Vint has already discussed Hermann via the "Short List," to review read here. Johnson's comments could mean a multitude of things. It's not clear if he has inside information or if he's speculating like the rest of us.
The last we had heard from Hermann, he was telling Mike Hlas, "I haven't talked to anybody (about the Iowa job)" Hlas added this,
If Herrmann knows all the ins and outs of Hawkeye football, he's a good actor. Because he asked me if Norm Parker had retired as Iowa's defensive coordinator, and he asked who Iowa's offensive coordinator was. He said he didn't know if Ken O'Keefe was still the OC or not, and called him "a real good coach."
Another Iowa coaching candidate, Brian Ferentz, isn't talking about Iowa's open positions. He is talking about the Patriot's loss to the Giants. When asked about Iowa's openings Ferentz told Mike Hlas,
"My job is the coach of the New England Patriots' tight ends. I'm trying to do that to the best of my ability today. What happens in the future, whether a year, two years, 10 years from now, I'm focused on doing my job."
Recruits are saying LeVar Woods is Iowa's newest defensive line coach. Hawk Central reports that recruit David Kenny said,
"I had a chance to meet the new (defensive) line coach, so that was good," Kenney said. "His name is LeVar Woods and we really just made small talk."
There was also talk that David Raih was introduced to recruits as Iowa's quarterback coach too. Iowa hosted several high school juniors yesterday as recruiting for the 2013 class is starting to ramp up. I believe the Raih stuff comes from 24/7 and Rivals but I've yet to see an article to link that isn't pay-per-view. One thing to remember, Raih and Woods may have been filling-in for camp purposes. We'll find out Wednesday.
After the jump, hoops and more links.
Iowa celebrated the 1986-87 basketball team in fantastic fashion Saturday with an easy win over Penn State. Iowa got a strong performance from Bryce Cartwright with 17 points and seven boards. Cartwright has had an up and down season and after a talk with coaches last week is feeling more confident. Cartwright says "knowing that coach trusts you plays a big part in it."
Iowa also got a strong performance from Aaron White. In fact, it was good enough for White to earn Big Ten co-Freshman of the week honors, again. White has no doubt earned his spot in the starting line-up. His stat line against Penn State looks like this: 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals.
Up next for Iowa is a Northwestern (14-8, 4-6) team coming off a road win against Illinois. Iowa sits one game ahead of Northwestern in the Big Ten standings at (5-6). Iowa will play at Penn State again next Saturday.
Ladie's hoops news. Lisa Bluder's squad will have to make a late season run without Jamie Printy. Jamie tore her ACL against Wisconsin last Thursday night. She is the Hawkeyes leading scorer with nearly 17 points per game. That is good enough for fifth best in the Big Ten.
- Penn State at Iowa game pics
- Oskaloosa Expresses It's Pride In A Hometown Giant
- Iowa FB #8 in a way too early Big Ten power rankings
- Give O'Keefe credit for the good, too
- Bruce Pearl discusses his past, present and future
- Iowa made a mistake in letting Davis walk
- Iowa basketball in 1986-87 was electric and historic
- 1987 Iowa reunion: Pre-game video interviews
- Former coaches reflect back on 1986-87 squad
- Hawkeye women top Hoosiers
- Hawkeye basketball: Scouting Northwestern