Kirk Ferentz today named four players game captains for Saturday's season opener vs. the Maine Black Bears , including two who originally walked onto Iowa from Cedar Rapids Washington. Players named for this week's game during this week's media conference:
- DT Mitch King, senior from Burlington
- DT Matt Kroul, senior from Mt. Vernon, both for the defense
- C Rob Bruggeman, senior from Cedar Rapids Washington for the offense
- LB Gavin McGrath, senior from Cedar Rapids Washington for the special teams
All four players played high school football in the State of Iowa. King and Kroul are entering their fourth season as starters.
"They'll do a great job at giving us leadership," Kirk Ferentz said at
today's media conference.
The Hawkeyes will open the 2008 college football season on Saturday vs. the Black Bears, with an 11 am kickoff on the Big Ten Network. Kirk Ferentz coached the Black Bears from 1990-1992 and Maine coach Jack Cosgrove, served as Ferentz's offensive coordinator before succeeded Ferentz, when Ferentz moved onto the NFL as an offensive line coach, after the '92 season.