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Hawkeyes Revisited: Marshal Yanda

The Iowa Hawkeye football program is well-known for putting several excellent linemen in the NFL.  Now wrapping up his sixth year in the league, Marshal Yanda is slowly putting together a career that could very well rank him with the best linemen ever associated with Iowa football.  In honor of his playing in the Super Bowl tomorrow, let’s revisit the career of Hawkeye standout Marshal Yanda. Achieving a Dream Marshal Yanda was born on September 15, 1984, in Cedar Rapids.  Yanda grew up on a farm in Anamosa, Iowa, just outside of Cedar Rapids.  Anamosa was the same home town…

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Random Hash

Barring an absolute miracle, we only have two more weeks of 2012 Hawkeye football.  Fortunately, Iowa basketball is stepping up to fill the void.  Plus, Gary Dolphin makes a cameo on Sunday Night Football…with a nod to Gus Schrader, it’s all part of today’s Random Hash. Hawkeye Football So disappointing.  By falling to Indiana and Purdue in consecutive weeks, Iowa is pretty much guaranteed to be spending the holidays at home.  This is looking like Iowa’s worst team since Ferentz’ first squad in 1999.  The 2000 Hawkeye team only went 3-9, but they played a very difficult non-conference schedule, and…

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Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins

The wonderful double-overtime victory over Michigan State this weekend marked Kirk Ferentz’ 100th victory as head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes!  That’s a tremendous accomplishment.  In honor of Ferentz’ 100th win at Iowa, it seems appropriate to take a look back at some of his greatest coaching victories. Kirk Ferentz’ Greatest Wins In chronological order, here are a few of the most memorable victories in Coach Kirk Ferentz’ tenure at Iowa! September 18, 1999 – Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 0 (win #1) The first win of Kirk Ferentz’ career…I remember it well; I was a sophomore at the University of…

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