Thursday, April 28, 2011

The 2011 NFL Draft is just hours away

The 2011 NFL Draft is almost upon us and there will be several Hawkeyes who will be waiting to hear their name called this weekend.  In last year's draft, Iowa had 6 players selected and had 1 more player sign as a free agent.  The 6 Iowa players drafted last year were the most Hawkeyes taken in an NFL draft under Coach Ferentz. 

With 9 Hawkeyes participating in the NFL Combine just a few months ago, the Hawks look to compete with that draft number from last year.  Here at Iowa Football, we put together a little pre-draft video and we want to wish all the former Hawkeyes good luck this weekend.  Hawkeye nation will be watching and following the draft all weekend long.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Coaches vs. Seniors Annual Softball Game

On Wednesday afternoon, the Iowa Coaches and Seniors got together for their annual softball game. Due to rain, the game was forced to take place inside the bubble this year. As always, the coaches edged out the seniors 4-3 in extra innings this year. Coach Ferentz got the win as the pitcher for the coaches while Markus Zusevics received the loss for the seniors. Senior Punter Eric Guthrie had all 3 RBIs for the seniors in an unlikely inside the park home run. The play of the night was a tie, going to Coach Wilson for turning a double play (which never happens in this game) and Coach Doyle for driving in the game winning run in extra innings. We have included some video clips below from the game. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

In case you missed Dallas Clark on Criminal Minds Wednesday Night...

Last night, former Hawkeye Tight End and current Indianapolis Colts Tight End Dallas Clark, made his acting debut on Criminal Minds.  Take a look at this video created by ESPN for a behind the scenes peak with Dallas. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Ball is winding down...

With 12 practices in the books, the Hawkeyes look to wrap up their final week of spring ball. Per NCAA rules, each division 1 football team is allowed 15 practices in the spring. Coach Ferentz and the Hawkeyes will utilize Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for their final 3 practices.
On Saturday at noon sharp, the Hawkeyes will take the field at Kinnick Stadium for the last time this spring as the annual Spring Game will take place. As usual, the entry fee for the Spring Game will be 1 non-perishable canned good (a minor cost to see a couple of hours of Hawkeye Football if you ask me). If you are in or around town, make sure to head over to Kinnick and support the Hawks.

Make sure to check back on Thursday night for some updates and video from the Wednesday and Thursday practices.