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

See what Ferentz has to say about this week's game with OMHR.

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FERENTZ SPEAKS. Here is the audio from the Big Ten teleconference. Also, here's audio and the transcript (and video) from Kirk Ferentz's press conference in Iowa City. Some highlights:

  • Bowl eligibility isn't talked about but the players know what's on the line
  • Dominic Alvis is out again this week
  • Jake Rudock, Mark Weisman and Jordan Walsh should be good to go
  • Self-inflicted wounds hurt the offense in the red zone against Wisconsin
  • They "play it by ear" with Weisman and his carries
  • Same for the other running backs (the four-man rotation)
  • Ferentz thougt C.J. Beathard played well and they weren't surprised
  • Ike Boettger is now an offensive linemen
  • Ferentz isn't thinking about bowls and next season right now

Ferentz was asked about the "Miami Dolphins situation" and Cody Sokol. It was that kind of a press conference. There's certainly more if you care to click the links above.

THE PLAYERS SPOKE TOO. Marc Morehouse has video of several players from the workout facility yesterday. Included are Mark Weisman and Jake Rudock. Two of the injured during the Wisconsin game. Both say they will be ready to play against Purdue. Also included is Brett Van Sloten, James Morris, Austin Blythe, Connor Boffeli and Brandon Scherff.

THE TWO-DEEPS. The injuries against Wisconsin didn't change Iowa's two-deeps for Purdue. Jake Rudock, Mark Weisman and Jordan Walsh all remain listed at starter for their positions. Also, hello Reggie Spearman.

ABOUT PURDUE. First year coach Darrell Hazell has one win as Purdue's head coach but none in conference play. Purdue's struggles are mostly on the offensive side of the ball. The Boilers haven't had a trip into the opponents red zone since September 28th against Minnesota. The defense hasn't helped either. Opposing teams are 23 for their last 23 in their red zone opportunities over the last five games. If you look at the NCAA statistics, Purdue is close to last in quite a few categories.


HOOPS. Hey, college basketball hasn't even tipped for real yet but we have our first "bracketology" and the Hawks are in! Jerry Palm, of CBS Sports puts Iowa in as a six seed. It's a start.