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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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Iowa lands Illinois athlete Samson Evans

Samson Evans is a quarterback who last season wore the No. 22. Obviously, this is a kid whose jersey needs the 30-minute heavy wash cycle.

The 6-1, 190-pounder led Prairie Ridge (Ill.) High School to a Class 6A state championship last season as ... »

Four Downs: Iowa's 2017 running backs

Taking a look at the 2017 Hawkeyes. Today it's the running backs' turn. How about these italics? Feels more important, doesn't it?

Returning scholarship running backs ... »

Four Downs: Iowa's 2017 Wide receivers/tight ends

Time to dig in on the 2017 Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes will be young and inexperienced in most of their skill positions on both offense and defense. So, this probably won't be a "style points" team. That could work against ... »

#oniowapod — Documenting this for the permanent record

Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman and I probably talked too long today. It was reminiscent of the old days, driving to all of the Big Ten locales and figuring it all out.

Quick intro was a post I did asking Kirk Ferentz about recruiting areas for a ... »

Where the Hawkeyes will recruit

MANCHESTER - For Kirk Ferentz, this is the time of year for the Hawkeye State Tour and interviews with his players and, oh yeah, recruiting. His jovial face was on for the Northeast Iowa I-Club.

We can only guess what player interviews are like. ... »

Indianapolis wide receiver commits to Iowa

Tyrone Tracy's commitment video says it all.

The wide receiver from Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind., put friends and family in the colors of his three finalists - Iowa, Louisville and Northwestern. The gentleman wearing the Iowa ... »

With degree in hand, Desmond King now has the money

Without question, the Iowa story of the 2017 NFL draft is Desmond King's descent.

Let's pull out three projections. Pro Football Focus had King, a consensus all-American and Thorpe Award winner in 2015, going at the 64th pick. NFLDraftScout.com ... »

Surprise! C.J. Beathard first Hawkeye off the board in NFL draft

Just like everyone - read no one - predicted, Iowa's first draft pick of the 2017 NFL draft was quarterback C.J. Beathard.

With the 104th pick in the draft, the San Francisco 49ers traded up to select Beathard, a 6-2, 219-pounder who led the Haw ... »

#oniowapod — Getting NFL drafty, wrapping spring, Meyer trial

Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman and I talked a little about a lot of things on the podcast today.

First topic: The first round of the NFL draft starts Thursday. Neither Scott nor I will be on super-high alert that a Hawkeye will go in the first r ... »

Four Hawkeyes for the NFL draft

If the NFL draft were a stock market - and you know what, it kind of is - Iowa tight end George Kittle might've cost you less than a buck to invest in ...

... back in January.

Since then, the 6-4, 247-pounder ran a 4.52-second 40-yard da ... »

Indianapolis wide receiver commits to Iowa
Tyrone Tracy's commitment video says it all.The wide receiver from Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind., put friends and family in the co ... »
Push comes to shove, Iowa's offense should be able to do that
IOWA CITY - What Iowa will be in September - what we think Iowa will be in September - just doesn't make for a spring-loaded spring game of fireworks ... »
Highlights: Iowa football spring game
Spring practice for the Iowa football team came to a close Friday night with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium. Jake Gervase was the star of the game wi ... »
No separation in Iowa's QB competition
IOWA CITY - Last fall, Nathan Stanley jumped ahead of Tyler Wiegers in the Iowa quarterback race. It was a surprise. Stanley was a true freshman drivi ... »
Year of the big leap for Cedrick Lattimore
IOWA CITY - Cedrick Lattimore hasn't been home, as he says, "for a minute." That really means a long time, probably since one of the extended holidays ... »
Iowa’s offense is in install, evaluate mode
IOWA CITY - It has undoubtedly been a big spring for Brian Ferentz. This is his first season as Iowa's offensive coordinator and there's all of the wo ... »
Ken O'Keefe still looking for next Hawkeye quarterback
IOWA CITY - When everyone put away Iowa football last January, the general thought was Nathan Stanley was a solid bet to become starting quarterback i ... »
2 Hawkeye defensive linemen, 2 stages of readiness
WEST DES MOINES - This round of Iowa spring football might be more accurately and simply named "staging." As far as legit football, the Hawkeyes show ... »
Tight ends will see their profiles rise in Iowa’s new offense
IOWA CITY - The Hawkeyes are installing a new offense this spring. OK, it's not going to be an entirely new offense, but Brian Ferentz is the new offe ... »
More meat on the bone for Iowa linebacker 2017
IOWA CITY - Iowa linebackers coach Seth Wallace is working with a group this spring that comes in three distinct tiers. If all goes as planned, the H ... »
A first for Josey Jewell at Kinnick Stadium
IOWA CITY - When Josey Jewell steps foot on the Kinnick Stadium turf next fall, he'll be a three-year starter. He will have seen and done some things ... »
Video morning with the Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY - Kind of surprised the Hawkeyes practiced outside on this Wednesday morning in March. There was some drizzle in the air and temperatures st ... »
Hawkeyes have work to do on the defensive line
IOWA CITY - Let's preface everything in the proceeding with the fact that it's March and more than five months until the Hawkeyes play football that g ... »
The story of the 40s at Hawkeyes' pro day
IOWA CITY - Desmond King needed a good, solid 40-yard dash Monday at Iowa's pro day. This is a number that might mean late first round in the NFL draf ... »