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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.





No comfort zone for Iowa's new hires

IOWA CITY - For a second there, Thursday's introductory news conference for Iowa's assistant football coaches Kelton Copeland and Tim Polasek became a game of comparing scars.

In this case, switch out scars for those first jobs as college footba ... »

New Iowa football assistants Polasek, Copleand get 1-year contracts

IOWA CITY - Tim Polasek and Kelton Copeland, Iowa's two newly hired football assistant coaches, will be paid $325,000 and $225,000, respectively, according to UI documents released Wednesday.

Iowa announced their hirings Tuesday afternoon. Polas ... »

#oniowapod — For the record, it’s PAWL-uh-seck. I think we got it right some of the time

IOWA CITY - It's been awhile since Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman and I did one of these #oniowapods, so we covered a ton of ground.

We started with Iowa's coaching moves, rewinding to Ken O'Keefe's hiring as QB coach on Feb. 3 and then fast for ... »

Iowa pays for Ken O'Keefe's wealth of experience

IOWA CITY - When Kirk Ferentz introduced Ken O'Keefe as his new quarterbacks coach on Feb. 5, he acknowledged O'Keefe's importance in the formative years.

When Ferentz was hired as Iowa's head coach in late 1998, O'Keefe, who jumped to Iowa afte ... »

Iowa finishes assistant coach shopping

IOWA CITY - Maybe it's kind of a "if you can't beat them, hire their offensive coordinator." You know, that old saying.

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz saw what North Dakota State's rush attack was capable of last fall when the Bison, the nation's ... »

Hawkeyes still in search mode with football assistants

IOWA CITY - It sounds as if one of the three Iowa football assistant positions has been filled.

Along with a recruiting schedule that helped ... »

Hawkeyes didn't get everything they wanted, but they can work with 2017 class

IOWA CITY - No, Iowa didn't get the wide receiver from down the block. And, oh goodness, does Iowa need wide receivers. And, yes, Iowa struck Texas recruiting gold last summer only to suffer through ... um ... a "Texodus" in the fall.

Kirk Feren ... »

Peyton Mansell never wavered in commitment to Iowa

IOWA CITY - Yes, at one point this summer, Iowa's 2017 recruiting class was bursting with skill players from Texas.

At one point, Iowa had commitments from running back Eno Benjamin (4-star from Wylie), cornerback Chevin Calloway (4-star from Da ... »

Epenesas are back in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - When his son committed to the Hawkeyes, Eppy Epenesa was surrounded by family. A.J. wore an Iowa jersey with No. 99 on it. The six family members smiled and posed for a picture with Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Everyone was in Feren ... »

Pennsylvania safety picks the Hawkeyes

Kirk Ferentz has often said he's happy to raid the best of the best Mid-American Conference recruits. It's that time of year.

Tuesday morning, New Castle (Pa.) safety Geno Stone switched his commitment from Kent State to the Hawkeyes. Stone comm ... »

Brady Ross always had one believer he could make it as a Hawkeye
IOWA CITY - Brady Ross' dad never steered him the wrong way. For example, there was a brief moment in sixth grade when Ross, a 6-1, 240-pound fullback ... »
Josey Jewell and Akrum Wadley and the NFL
IOWA CITY - What avenue Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell checked out is unclear, but the junior has taken a look at entering the NFL draft, Iowa head coac ... »