A crowd of better than 8,000 was on hand Sunday afternoon to watch the Iowa football team conduct a spring practice at Valley stadium in West Des Moines. Coach Kirk Ferentz put his team through a more than two-hour workout.
Ferentz says it was a good practice for his team in what has been a productive spring. “They’re working hard, they’ve been working hard since the end of the season, their attitude has been really good. And I think we’re doing a lot of good things individually and we’re doing some good things in some of the group periods, but when we get to the team, it’s not there yet, and that’s usually how it goes in the spring and I have to keep reminding myself of that,” Ferentz says. “We’re not there yet, but the guys are working hard and they are really trying to improve.”
It was a special day for senior guard Conor Boffeli who is a product of Valley high school. He says it was nice to come back home to a place where he has a lot of great memories.
Junior Cody Sokol is part of a three man battle at quarterback with Jake Rodock and C.J. Beatherd and says they have been making good strides with the offense, but still have six more practices to get better.
Left tackle Brandon Scherff says it was a good experience to take a practice on the road. “It feels good giving back to the people…it was a great crowd and a great environment,” Scheff says.
Iowa closes spring practice with a scrimmage on April 27th.