Hawkeye Football

Every man in for Iowa’s defense

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Greg Mabin’s day started with pregame sprints under the watchful eye of Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle.

That’s usually the international sign, at least by Iowa’s “international,&#x [...]

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Final: Hawkeyes rally to beat Pittsburgh, 24-20

PITTSBURGH -- Quarterback C.J. Beathard led the Iowa football team on three second-half scoring drives, and the Hawkeyes beat Pittsburgh, 24-20, on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes trailed 17-7 at halftime in Heinz Field, and didn’t look to ha [...]

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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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Halftime thoughts: Pittsburgh 17, Iowa 7


PITTSBURGH — It's no mystery what Iowa has to do to win this game, or have a chance to win it.

Either it contains Pitt's rushing game much better than it has in the first half, or it goes home with a bruising loss.


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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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Hlas: Everyone was right about Hawkeyes, everyone’s happy

PITTSBURGH — This win was for everybody.

This Iowa 24-20 win over Pittsburgh was for the outside world that insisted head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Greg Davis needed to change their ways and use underutilized offens [...]

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Can Hawkeyes find redemption far from home?

Mike Hlas, The Gazette


Besides costing Iowa its unbeaten status, last Saturday's loss to Iowa State doused cold Monongahela River water on today's Hawkeyes-Pittsburgh game.

This would have been a battle of 3-0 teams from [...]

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Fun Facts: Iowa-Pittsburgh

I’ve been to a few American cities for college football work trips. Of those, Pittsburgh ranks high on my list of favorites.

It may have more b [...]

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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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