It's Not Plagiarism If You Link To It: Kirk Ferentz Talks Michigan

Joe Robbins

Iowa held their weekly press conference in Iowa City. See what Kirk Ferentz said about this week's game.

IOWA HOSTS MICHIGAN SATURDAY.

AND IT'S SENIOR DAY.

KIRK FERENTZ SPOKE TO THE MEDIA. There's audio of the Big Ten weekly teleconference. Ferentz also spoke to media in Iowa City (audio). Here's the highlights:

  • Ferentz calls senior day bittersweet
  • This is a different team than the one Michigan man-handled last season
  • Dom Alvis is back practicing but still questionable for Saturday
  • Jordan Canzeri will be used "more predominantly"
  • All the running backs used the bye week to refresh their legs
  • Ferentz never gets used to senior day
  • Mark Weisman is "feeling a lot better" after the bye week
  • Ferentz likes Glen Mason and Gerry Dinardo, cites their knowledge of the game

And there's certainly more. Read the links or listen to the audio.

IOWA'S TWO-DEEPS. No changes. There's also no Dominic Alvis. Marc Morehouse added more than the two-deeps to that link. It's worth a read.

MICHIGAN IS STILL SEARCHING FOR AN OFFENSIVE IDENTITY. The Wolverine rushing attack has struggled through the middle part of this season. They looked improved against Northwestern thanks to freshman running backs Derrick Green and De"Veon Smith. Offensive coordinator Al Borges "hopes to eventually pound teams into 'submission' with big RBs."

IOWA'S RUNNING GAME IS TOO EVOLVING. Iowa's rush game was a steady dose of Mark Weisman with some Damon Bullock sprinkled in. That was September. In November, it's been Jordan Canzeri that looks the best of the Hawkeye running backs. The Hawkeyes are fortunate in that they can play whatever works.

MICHIGAN DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR GREG MATTISON TALKS WOLVERINE DEFENSE. In typical coach speak, Mattison praised the Iowa offense. He said, "I think 87 is the best tight end we've played against all year." Number 87 is Jake Duzey. Perhaps that's slip up or maybe Mattison really thinks Duzey will be a "Sunday player." He was asked about the weather forecast and the wind. He also talks about this game and its meaning with his son, former Hawkeye Bryan Mattison, who incidentally, is coaching football in the Chicago high school ranks.

WE'VE DISCUSSED BOWL SCENARIOS. Scott Dochterman, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, spoke with Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta about the same. Barta likes Phoenix to no surprise. Of course, in typical AD fashion, Barta says they'll be happy with whichever bowl that selects his program.

GET YOUR MELSIZZLE BOBBLEHEAD FRIDAY NIGHT.

FRIDAY NIGHT COULD BE SPECIAL FOR ROY DEV TOO.

TAKE A TOUR OF THE WRESTLING FACILITIES.

Iowa Wrestling Facilities Tour (via Iowa Hawkeyes)

WRASSLIN PREPS FOR IOWA CITY DUALS.

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