Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says many of the accomplishments of sophomore runningback Albert Young have gone unnoticed this year. Young has rushed for 13-hundred yards this season as the Hawkeyes prepare for next week’s matchup with Florida in the Outback Bowl. He averaged 125 yards on the ground in Big Ten play which led the conference. Ferentz says it was a quietly done performance, yet he says Young is a team leader.
Despite his numbers Young was not named All Big Ten and Ferentz feels it was a glaring omission. Ferentz says it’s a good commentary on Young that you don’t notice him on each play, but at the end of the year he wins the conference rushing title.
Young says he is not concerned with the all conference selections and is proud of being named the Hawkeyes offensive MVP and being part of a rejuvenated ground game. He says it shows how well the offensive line has done and his fullback.
Young says fullback Tom Busch has been a major factor in their success on the ground. He says they need a fullback spot for all-big ten as he says no one out there blocks like Busch and says he’s an elite player. Young says Busch will hit anybody as “he doesn’t know any better” and would run through a brick wall. Iowa is averaging nearly 185 yards on the ground this season.