Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Iowa Football Season Preview

Written by Guy Martino

The Iowa football team wants to bring back the buzz. The buzz of Kinnick Stadium exploding in ovation, and opposing teams hanging their heads inIowa Football defeat by the third quarter. The buzz of ESPN analysts grouping the Hawkeyes among the nation’s best. The excitement and the passion of every Saturday.

In the past few years, this “buzz” has been barely audible. Since going 11-2 and winning the Orange Bowl in 2009, the Hawks have turned in a few underwhelming campaigns. In 2010, they went 8-5 and in 2011 finished 7-6. Their loss to Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl last year capped a monotonous and mediocre two-year span.

The 2012 team is ready and able to turn mediocre into great. There are many returning players on each side of the ball for this upcoming season, along with a slew of fresh talented recruits.

Offense:

Perhaps the Hawkeyes greatest offseason acquisition came in the coaching booth. Former University of Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis settled into Iowa City this spring and is at the helm of the Hawkeye offensive unit. Davis brings in a new scheme that contrasts with former O-coordinator Ken O’Keefe’s controversial “run first” style of offense.

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