Saturday’s Iowa-Arizona game will feature the return to Kinnick Stadium of Arizona coach Mike Stoops who along with brothers, Bobby and Mark played safety for the Hawkeyes during the 1980s. Mark is the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator. Stoops says he hasnn’t reminisced that much about it, but it will probably hit him when he gets to the stadium. Stoops says the stadium is where they did all their work as Hawkeyes and he says he wants his program to be built like Iowa.
Mike says none of the brothers were heavily recruited out of high school as he says they weren’t the most talented players, but had competitive instincts that allowed them to overcome their physical limitations.
Stoops says Iowa has a pair of outstanding safeties in Tyler Sash and Brent Greenwood. He says Iowa is a very disciplined team that understands their roles very well.