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HAWKEYE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCED EVEN MORE STAFF CHANGES. And this should do it for 2012. Kirk Ferentz has changed Eric Johnson's title to assistant defensive line coach, full-time recruiting coordinator. Graduate assistant David Raih will replace Johnson as the team's tight ends coach. Also, newly added grad assistant Chris Polizzi will work with the defense.
Of the moves, Ferentz said,
"Our goal in moving Eric from coaching tight ends is to allow him to focus more on all phases of our recruiting efforts and take an even larger role in that area. Having played on the defensive side of the football and previously coaching defense, Eric will provide valuable coaching assistance to our defensive line and its development."
Of David Raih, Ferentz said,
"Having David work with our tight ends is similar to the role Dan Clark played for us during his tenure as a graduate assistant. As a former quarterback who has worked with our offensive line the past two seasons, the move is a natural one for David."
FERENTZ MET WITH THE MEDIA ALONG WITH LESTER ERB AND DARRELL WILSON. You can read Kirk's transcript or watch the video here. For perhaps an easier transcript to read click here. Also, here are videos of Erb and Wilson. Here are some of the notes summarizing Ferentz, Wilson and Erb.
- KF: Recruiting areas: Brian gets Ohio, Campbell gets Michigan, Parker and Davis will be floaters
- KF: Eric Johnson will have more travel days in-season (for recruiting)
- KF: Tsopansides has moved to 2nd string DL, Gaglione to 1st team DE
- KF: Darrell Wilson will still coach the kickoff team, LeVar Woods will take over punt return
- KF: Jake Rudock is Iowa's number two quarterback, Weinke will compete for the punting job
- KF: Running back could be a committee, unless someone has ball security issues
- KF: Kornbath will have the chance to compete for the punting job right away
- ERB: Jordan Canzeri has really added some weight
- ERB on AIRBHG: "we cannot be with those guys 24 hours a day"
- ERB: Damon Bullock is "really demonstrating to be a versatile athlete"
- DW: Nico Law is talented but still learning
- DW: Will use spring to test and see if more man-to-man defense is possible
- DW is really excited about B.J. Lowery
- DW: Nico Law is probably the most physical defender
- DW: We may see less of a cushion for receivers and more press coverage
Prior to player interviews the media was allowed to observe a little bit of practice. That led to these interesting tweets:
FOLLOWING PRACTICE THE PLAYERS DID SOME TALKING. The boys at the Cedar Rapids Gazette grabbed some video following practice. Here, Morehouse has James Vandenberg, James Morris and Micah Hyde. The biggest change for Vandenberg, the terminology. Hyde wants to play some press coverage and Morris is sporting a sweet porn stache.
With help from Scott Dochterman the two put this post together that includes actual practice video and more pictures. We get a quick glimpse of Austin Blythe starting at RG, see Greg Davis and David Raih in action, and some offensive drills.
FORMER HAWKEYE DON NELSON IS A HALL OF FAMER. Nelson learned he was indeed voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Quad City Times has the story and says the news won't become official until this weekend's Final Four.
IOWA BASEBALL LOSES TO NEBRASKA-OMAHA. According to Matt Cozzi, of the Daily Iowan, the Hawkeyes had a chance late in the game. It was the eighth inning and the Hawkeyes were trailing 3-1 with the meat of the order coming to the plate. The Hawkeyes went down 1-2-3, three strikeouts in a row and 3-1 would be the final score. Iowa falls to (9-12) on the season.
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