The Iowa football team closes out spring drills on Saturday with a final practice. With a large number of regulars back from a 9-4 team there is plenty of optimism heading into the 2009 season. After taking over this past season junior Ricky Stanzi has firmly established himself as the starting quarterback.
Offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe says the next step for Stanzi is to eliminate mistakes, with the number one thing taking care of the football. O’Keefe says turnovers were a big factor in the games Iowa lost. He says one thing was evident, when they took care of the football, especially the quarterback, some good things happened.
O’Keefe says a big plus for Stanzi is the presence of an experienced offensive line. He says the line is where everything begins and ends, and he doesn’t see that ever changing.