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Marc Morehouse
Hi, I'm Marc Morehouse. I've covered sports for more than 15 years, mostly in Eastern Iowa. I've had Hayden Fry call me "Mike." I've had Chad Greenway call me "Mr." And Kirk Ferentz will occasionally call me "bleep." (Kidding, kidding.) I have fun with the blog. I've made some great connections with a few readers and hope to continue that. Ultimately, I want to know what you want to know. Thanks for reading.

Blog Posts

The Walk Through: New starter at CB?

Hello from Pittsburgh. We’re about 45 minutes from kick.

— Cornerback Greg Mabin worked out with strength coach Chris Doyle in the pregame warmups. That usually means that player is questionable at the very least. I talk [...]

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Iowa 24, Pitt 20: Beathard, defense spark an Iowa 180

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The last time Iowa stopped in at Heinz Field, coach Kirk Ferentz used the term “gut thing” to describe quarterback substitutions.

This time, the word was a “strain.” Not so much the [...]

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Video Sessions Part 2


Video No. 1 — Sorry about the super close up on Greg Mabin's neck. The camera was in super close up from the Ferentz interview. Mabin started the day strength coach Chris Doyle and sprints. That's usually the international sign, at [...]

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Beathard gets the call, goes out and balls

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — C.J. Beathard is from Nashville and has the kind of laid-back drawl you’d expect. When he got the call at halftime Saturday that he was going in, that’s kind of how he jumped in.

Totally laid bac [...]

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Video Sessions Part 1


Video No. 1 — Here's Kirk Ferentz's entire postgame Saturday. Some of you are up in arms because he didn't come out and name C.J. Beathard the starting quarterback for next week's game at Purdue.

Couple of thoughts there: R [...]

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Video Sessions Part 3


Video No. 1 — Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff seemed pretty happy after this one. The Iowa running game had a decent-sized say and kind of got off the schneid with Saturday's performance.

Video No. 2 — Ditto for [...]

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2-Minute Drill: Pittsburgh Panthers

(Photo credit: Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Pitt had defensive tackle Aaron Donald last season. He was the schools best defensive lineman ever. Like [...]

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3 and Out: Ott shakes off moped accident

1) Wrapping up the moped thing — It wasn’t the fact that Iowa defensive end Drew Ott was in a moped accident. He’d been through that before, sort of.

He lives on a farm in Trumb [...]

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Putting the ‘senior’ in senior wide receiver

The nice way to put it is that Kevonte Martin-Manley is an “old soul.”

That’s where his uncle, Sisco McKinney, goes with the “Kevonte is old” storyline. McKinney helped raise Martin-Manley. He rememb [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' previews Pittsburgh

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to preview Iowa's upcoming game against Pittsburgh.

The Gazette's Scott Dochterman and Marc Morehouse break down the matchup in all phases of the game, and they also pick games around the Big T [...]

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