Spring Fever for Iowa witnessed a little morning snow - The Gazette
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Kirk Ferentz said it earlier this week. Spring football is kind of a peaceful deal. No game preparation. No late-week TV production meeting with the guy who questioned your game management the previous week. No hours of video prep and what not...
Iowa State University will see a different landscape, as the Cyclones face ten bowl teams from last year with the 2011 schedule, not counting games with traditional Big 12 power Texas and FCS power Northern Iowa. It will be Year 3 for the Paul Rhoads era in Ames. The Cyclones will have new players leading the way at the skill positions and will face a nine game conference schedule, with Colorado exiting to the new Pac 12 and Nebraska joining the Big Ten.
The Iowa controlled scrimmage will begin at Noon at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes will likely be an under-radar team heading into the 2011 season. Does that make the Hawkeyes a dangerous team in 2011? We shall see, but as Iowa heads into the 13Th season, under head coach Kirk Ferentz, look for a strong mix of senior leadership and youth to be the key to the 2011 season.