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Marc Morehouse

Hi, I'm Marc Morehouse. I've covered sports for more than 15 years, mostly in Eastern Iowa. I've had Hayden Fry call me "Mike." I've had Chad Greenway call me "Mr." And Kirk Ferentz will occasionally call me "bleep." (Kidding, kidding.) I have fun with the blog. I've made some great connections with a few readers and hope to continue that. Ultimately, I want to know what you want to know. Thanks for reading.





Stat Pak: Field goal discussion is fine, but Iowa's offense is the real issue

Five bullet points on Iowa's 17-9 loss to Wisconsin:



1. I think this is what Ferentz meant on the field goal thing

Of course, Kirk Ferentz knows the two-point conversion is a thin ... »

Hawkeyes' passing game remains stuck in the mud

IOWA CITY - If football were the elections, the Hawkeyes would be answering one question on the election trail.

Why is the passing game so ineffectual?

After Iowa's 17-9 loss to No. 10 Wisconsin on Saturday, that's the question ringing i ... »

Hawkeyes defined by the Badgers — No. 10 Wisconsin 17, Iowa 9

IOWA CITY - These things aren't totally decided in postgames. They need some time to soak. For instance, with more than a year to reflect, most everyone can see that Iowa's victory at Wisconsin defined the 2015 season.

Iowa's 2015 season. Your s ... »

The Walk Through — 11 a.m. ESPN

Iowa TE George Kittle ended last week in sweats and in an immobilizer boot. This was in the second half of Purdue. It didn't look good for today's game against the Badgers.

Kickoff is 11 a.m. and it's on ESPN.

Right now, it's about 9:15 ... »

College football Week 8: Pick ‘ems, TV listings

Marc Morehouse (3-0, 16-5) - If your Hawkeye flag comes up missing this week, I sincerely apolo ... »

The authentic and unbridled energy of the Hawkeyes' Miles Taylor

IOWA CITY - For Miles Taylor, this is just one big poetry read back at Gonzaga College High School.

Instead of sitting on a stool, Taylor preaches the day's sermon with a hand raised to the heavens. The "Gonzaga Poets and Writers" banner now is ... »

Watch: ‘I On The Hawks’ previews Iowa-Wisconsin

So here's Iowa's biggest test to date. No. 10 Wisconsin visits Kinnick Stadium on Saturday in the battle for the Heartland Trophy with plenty of Big Ten West implications involved.

The Badgers are coming off one-score losses to then-No. 4 Michig ... »

#oniowapod — Why has Kirk Ferentz built a wall around Desmond King not playing offense?

Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman and I spent probably too long talking about Iowa's victory at Purdue last week. I think that segment was five good minutes. Too long. It's irrelevant.

The ... »

Iowa-Wisconsin 3 and Out: Real life on the Jewell Enterprises family farm

1. Real life on the Jewell Enterprises family farm - This is Iowa's sixth annual ANF Game Day. ... »

2-Minute Drill: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

The Hawkeyes are 5-2 (3-1 Big Ten). No one can say exactly what they are or where they're headed, even after seven games of evidence. Sometimes, this works and that doesn't. How did this team get schemed and powered against North Dakota State? Iowa's be ... »

Hawkeyes' passing game remains stuck in the mud
IOWA CITY - If football were the elections, the Hawkeyes would be answering one question on the election trail. Why is the passing game so ineffectua ... »
Hawkeyes running backs keeping the offense afloat
IOWA CITY - There were those couple of days during camp in 2015 when Akrum Wadley gave cornerback a shot. He figured out he really wanted to be a runn ... »
Hawkeyes can't wait around on 'unrealistic probably'
IOWA CITY - During the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said it probably wasn't realistic to count on senior tight end ... »
Hawkeyes have some fun with 'gun runs'
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - This Iowa getting into a spread formation and making things happen in the running game is starting to be a big deal for the Iow ... »
Maybe Desmond could help, but Hawkeyes passing game remains on the grind
IOWA CITY - Desmond King has heard the wide receiver question more than a few times during his years as a Hawkeye. You see him return punts and kicks ... »
Grit and mental fortitude — Hawkeyes 14, Minnesota 7
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The anger didn't look furious, but it was there. It was in the seemingly 25 football helmets Iowa put on Minnesota ball carriers. ... »
Offensive line shuffle brings out fighting side of Hawkeyes
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Something had to give and after the Hawkeyes' offensive line gave and gave and gave against Northwestern last week, and so, on Mo ... »
Hawkeyes' return game becoming a weapon
IOWA CITY - First, yes, Desmond King has to catch the ball. Rule No. 1 of Punt Returners Club is "Catch the ball." It's also rules Nos. 2 through nine ... »
Ferentz's decisions: Big picture vs. momentary blip
IOWA CITY - Today with the Hawkeyes it was all about change that might or might not come. Whether it's personnel or playbook, this isn't something you ... »
Iowa loses it while losing it
IOWA CITY - The Hawkeyes kind of lost it there late in the third quarter. The "lost it" part goes for their poise and, subsequently, the game. Facema ... »