The Iowa Hawkeyes enter the 2011 season under the radar with unknown
expectations. If you an iowa fan, lately that’s how you want it. Kirk Ferentz
teams are known for performing better under the radar and no news is good news.
Iowa opens the season at home vs Tennessee Tech at 11am on the
BTN. Iowa will be lead by junior quarterback James Vandenberg, who is known for
performing quite well under pressure at the Shoe two years ago for the Big Ten
title. Emerging star Marcus Coker returns as Iowa’s running back who made his
name in the Insight Bowl last December with his record breaking performance.
Marvin McNutt also returns as the key senior receiver for the Hawks, who will
look to be one of the leaders of the offense with his play on, and off the
field. Iowa returns an awesome offensive line for the 2011 season. Some of the
bigger names include Rielly Rieff, who is projected to be a high draft pick
next year if he decides to forgo his senior season. The starting center for the
Hawks is James Ferentz who is head coach Kirk Ferentz’s son. Ferentz is one of
the smarter centers in the league an will be looking to make that next step
this season. (more…)