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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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C.J. Beathard and his love-hate relationship with a knee brace

IOWA CITY - C.J. Beathard first met his closest friend for the 2016 season in August. It's been a weird sort of friendship, but they've need each other.

One side of the relationship needs unconditional support. The other side was built for ... »

Hawkeyes' path to Tampa went through Nebraska

IOWA CITY - The fact that the Big Ten was the big dog in college football this season helped kick Iowa upstairs into the Outback Bowl.

The clincher was the Hawkeyes' finish. Iowa started November with a 41-14 flop at Penn State, but then marched ... »

Hawkeyes offense earns some B1G recognition

IOWA CITY - Wednesday was the day for the Big Ten to recognize offensive players with all-conference honors.

You were curious if Iowa would land anyone anywhere. The offense was fitful for most of the season, but hey, the offensive line and the ... »

Matt VandeBerg in as a Hawkeye in 2017 will/should be a bonus

IOWA CITY - Matt VandeBerg gave himself one night to curse the pretty much literal twist of fate that cost him the 2016 season.

The senior wide receiver suffered a broken foot during a Monday morning practice on Sept. 26. He was the No. 2 option ... »

Hawkeyes put Desmond King, Jaleel Johnson on all-Big Ten

IOWA CITY - Iowa's defense has been at the heart of its November surge, and Tuesday the Big Ten Conference recognized the Hawkeyes' efforts.

Senior cornerback Desmond King and senior defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson were named first-team all-Big ... »

#oniowapod — Do we think Greg Davis will be back in 2017? You have to listen

Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman texted today and said let's do a podcast.

I was like, "Sure, let's do a podcast. What are we going to talk about?"

Kidding about that part.

We talk the Ne ... »

At the end, Iowa football really was Iowa football

IOWA CITY - As you continue to fold the Hawkeyes' 2016 season and prepare to pack it away, there are certain things you stop and dwell on for a minute, just as there are things that you will hang on to long into the winter.

On one end of the spe ... »

Hawkeyes, LeShun Daniels survive the high-ankle sprains of 2016

IOWA CITY - Opportunities were there at the beginning. The middle had a few potholes. The final lap started with a huge obstacle, but the finish was strong.

LeShun Daniels' career as a Hawkeye does kind of mirror Iowa's 2016 season.

The ... »

Hawkeyes' defense finishes in copy, paste and destroy mode

IOWA CITY - Every week Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker puts together a list of goals. It's the first page of the packets that go out to the players.

No, the goals don't change a whole lot. It's not exactly copy and paste, but it's close. ... »

This was the one you were waiting for — Iowa 40, No. 16 Nebraska 10

IOWA CITY - In the end, things went the way they were intended.

That was the Hawkeyes you thought would be there for the entirety of 2016. The Hawkeyes (8-4, 6-3 Big Ten) who herded No. 16 Nebraska around Kinnick Stadium like goats, those are th ... »

Hawkeyes' path to Tampa went through Nebraska
IOWA CITY - The fact that the Big Ten was the big dog in college football this season helped kick Iowa upstairs into the Outback Bowl. The clincher w ... »
Hawkeyes' defense finishes in copy, paste and destroy mode
IOWA CITY - Every week Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker puts together a list of goals. It's the first page of the packets that go out to the pla ... »
Hawkeyes recruiting has hit a bit of a snag
IOWA CITY - We need to take a second to look at Iowa football recruiting. Yes, it's Nebraska week. There's a rivalry trophy on the line along with an ... »
Riley McCarron's 55-yard punt return TD launches the Hawkeyes
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Riley McCarron was too busy to take note of who was doing what. He threw out a blanket "credit to all of the guys." That's what he's ... »
Hawkeyes can lean on their defensive tackles
IOWA CITY - During his postgame after the Michigan win, Jaleel Johnson was asked what the difference was between Iowa's defense the week before at Pen ... »
All Hawkeyes' helmets are present and accounted for
IOWA CITY - Imagine how the conversation went late Saturday night/early Sunday morning on the Ped Mall. Iowa City Police officer: "Excuse me, where d ... »
Hawkeyes and you guys, you still love each other
IOWA CITY - For a second, Josey Jewell wondered if you were coming. The Hawkeyes had just beaten No. 3 Michigan on freshman Keith Duncan's 33-yard fi ... »
Can Iowa win?
IOWA CITY - Michigan has held steady as a 21-point favorite. This isn't 1977, but that is a Michigan-Iowa point spread from the days of disco. Iowa h ... »