The Iowa Hawkeye football team has kicked off its spring workouts coming off of a historic season in 2015.
Head Coach Kirk Ferentz spoke at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon in Iowa City. The reigning Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year thwarted criticism from a disappointing 2014 campaign to lead the Hawkeyes to a record-setting 12-0 regular season, an appearances in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl Game.
Even with the successful season, Ferentz is excited to focus on 2016.
“Going back to January 19th, that was our first team meeting after the break, after the holidays,” Ferentz explained. “We just talked about turning the page and the great thing each and every year is in January you start new. There is no credit for last year. There is no debt. You start with an even balance and get to move on to a new year with a new team and new opportunities.”
As a veteran coach, Ferentz understands the vitality of spring football activities.
“Again, you can’t practice football in a media room,” Ferentz said. “You can’t practice it certainly in a weight room. So this is a really important time for us. We have limited opportunities, and really the objective is to make sure that every meeting we have and every practice we have during this period are productive and we can close the book on those at the end of the day and say that we moved forward as a team.”
Iowa football activities began this week, and we will have continuing coverage of Hawkeye Spring Practice on the Mahaska Zone Network and on our website at radiokmzn.com.
Story provided by Emery Songer and Zach Payne