Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz wants his Hawkeyes to close out spring drills with a good week. The Hawks will have a controlled practice on Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Ferentz says this spring has been like a lot of others, outside the fact that the weather has been great. He says the team has worked hard, but has a lot of work ahead of it.
An area of concern is the offensive line which lost several starters from last year’s team. Ferentz says the biggest concern right now is depth up front. He says they have six guys who’re doing a good job, and then they have some concerns about the depth. Ferentz says that has been a common issue throughout his tenure, and it’s not unusual for any program in the country.
Ferentz the first line guys on the offensive line are progressing, and they will have to make a lot of improvement as they get their first game experience. Iowa will open the 2010 season at home on September fourth against Eastern Illinois.