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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.

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Ferentz's recruiting approach will always be rooted in reality

IOWA CITY - Like it or not - and you probably don't, why would you? - the 2016 recruiting season will go down as the year of the Harbaugh.

For Michigan's signing day ceremony/party, coach Jim Harbaugh invited professional wrestler Ric Flair, Mic ... »

Iowa hangs on to its class of 24

IOWA CITY - Recruiting is like life on a fault line. Everything looks pretty fantastic on the California coast along the Pacific Ocean, but then there's that San Andreas Fault churning things beneath the surface.

Menomonie, Wis., quarterback Nat ... »

3 favorite Iowa football recruits

National Signing Day is a cool thing. It's college football's draft, free agency and trade deadline in one shopping cart. Bottom line, it's talent acquisition and a reference point for why your team is doing really great or kind of struggling three year ... »

5 factors that shaped Iowa's 2016 recruiting class

Iowa is running out of tight ends. It's not an emergency and they don't have to open a new drilling site, but you know how Kirk Ferentz likes to roll with lots of two tight end formations.

More specifically, Iowa is kind of running out of "move" ... »

For the first time in a long time, Hawkeyes in bounce-back mode

IOWA CITY - It wasn't your standard postgame question. Every basketball game is played with a basketball. The ball is literally named after the game.

But in the wake of No. 4 Iowa's 74-68 loss at No. 7 Maryland and for whatever reason, Iowa play ... »

Four Downs — Iowa's 2016 quarterbacks

QUICK LOOK BACK: This all started with a January depth chart. OK, it started a couple of days after Iowa's disastrous showing in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said the quarterback compet ... »

CTE diagnosis gives Sash family clarity

Tyler Sash's family continued Thursday to tell the story of a former athlete who struggled with brain injury.

On ESPN's "Outside The Lines," Barney and Josh Sash, Tyler's mom and brother, spoke about their reaction to learning last week that Tyl ... »

Four Downs — Iowa's 2016 running backs/fullbacks

QUICK LOOK BACK: The 2015 season turned out to be a pretty great exclamation/launch for Iowa running backs. Jordan Canzeri punctuated his career with a career year (984 yards, 12 TDs). His performance ... »

Wallace moves to linebackers; who's the next Iowa recruiting coordinator?

Iowa did end up promoting from within for its open linebacker coach spot. It just wasn't the coach you thought it might be.

Seth Wallace, who's spent the last two seasons as Iowa's recruiting coordinator with secondary assistant/special teams du ... »

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard has surgery

The hope going into the offseason and spring was that Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard wouldn't need surgery on a sports hernia. Last week, the decision was made to go ahead with surgery.

Beathard, a second-team all-Big Ten quarterback in his firs ... »

Ferentz's recruiting approach will always be rooted in reality
IOWA CITY - Like it or not - and you probably don't, why would you? - the 2016 recruiting season will go down as the year of the Harbaugh. For Michig ... »
Iowa hangs on to its class of 24
IOWA CITY - Recruiting is like life on a fault line. Everything looks pretty fantastic on the California coast along the Pacific Ocean, but then there ... »
Epenesa follows family connection to the Hawkeyes
A.J. Epenesa could have a huuuuuuge head. He's a fantastic do-everything athlete for Edwardsville (Ill.) High School. He's 6-5, 255 pounds and his lis ... »
Ferentz: Probably no surgery for Beathard ...
IOWA CITY - As of now, Kirk Ferentz doesn't expect his quarterback to undergo offseason surgery. It's not a done deal and the Iowa head coach doesn't ... »
Lots of Hawkeyes return to figure out the championship thing
PASADENA, Calif. - It's no consolation, but they made it here. The Hawkeyes now know what it takes to reach a Big Ten championship game and the Rose B ... »
Iowa O-line jumbled and then humbled
PASADENA, Calif., - Kirk Ferentz wasn't in the excuse-making mood. Injuries did affect some decisions on who started and who played where during Frida ... »
Hawkeye freshmen have a say
LOS ANGELES - Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has a policy that keeps true freshmen off limits from the media. But this is the Rose Bowl and it asks that ... »
Following the bouncing Beathard
LOS ANGELES - No one has had a better read on the C.J. Beathard toughness-o-meter than Tyler Wiegers. Time and time again during the Hawkeyes' season ... »
Outland Trophy goes from Iowa to Stanford
LOS ANGELES - Brandon Scherff's name came up a couple of different times during Monday's Rose Bowl media opportunities. Scherff won the Outland Troph ... »
Iowa, Stanford is a game of heavies
LOS ANGELES - Stanford runs offensive formations with eight offensive linemen. Iowa loves the fullback/tight end positions so much that it plays with ... »
Hawkeyes spin salads, eat the Beef Bowl
LOS ANGELES - Linebacker Travis Perry donned the chef's gear and served up a 16-ounce slice of prime rib to quarterback C.J. Beathard. He took a bite ... »
Some answers to some Hawkeye cliffhangers
IOWA CITY - It's been since Dec. 5 that we've visited with the Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz. As thrilling as the Big Ten championship game was ... »