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2016 Schedule
8-5, 2nd in Big Ten - West
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2dJesse Temple

Stats that defined 2016: Iowa Hawkeyes

C.J. Beathard's passing yards, Iowa's record in single-digit games and a pair of 1,000-yard running backs were the key stats for the Hawkeyes in 2016.

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5dBrian Bennett

Coaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top

Maybe bowl season didn't quite go as planned for the Big Ten, but the league is as strong as its ever been from top to bottom and trending up.

6d

Iowa loses pair of assistants on offense

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says two offensive assistant coaches won't return next season, wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and running backs/special teams coach Chris White.

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Outback Bowl ends up a dud

Florida's dominance of Iowa in the Outback Bowl was a dud, not because of the Gators' tremendous play but rather the Hawkeyes' 11 punts and offensive struggles. Ranking the 42 bowl games

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Ferentz names son Brian as Iowa off. coordinator

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator Monday, less than a week after Greg Davis announced his retirement.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis is retiring, the school announced. Davis spent the past five seasons calling plays and coaching quarterbacks for the Hawkeyes. Before that, he spent 13 years as the offensive coordinator at Texas, winning the Frank Broyles Award as the Longhorns won the 2006 BCS title. Iowa averaged 24.9 points per game in 2016, ranking 10th in the Big Ten and 95th in the FBS.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten West coaches in 2014: Tim Beckman (Illinois), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Jerry Kill (Minnesota), Bo Pelini (Nebraska), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Darrell Hazell (Purdue), Gary Andersen (Wisconsin) Big Ten West coaches in 2017: Lovie Smith (Illinois), Ferentz (Iowa), P.J. Fleck (Minnesota), Mike Riley (Nebraska), Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Jeff Brohm (Purdue), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin).

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Iowa RB Wadley returning for senior season

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is returning for his senior season after a breakout junior year in which he emerged as the Hawkeyes' most explosive offensive weapon.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is returning for his senior season. Wadley led the Hawkeyes with 1,081 rush yards and 10 touchdowns on 168 carries this season. He also had 36 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns. Wadley said receiving his degree, another year of physical development and not ending his college career on a down note led him to stay. "We have some unfinished business," he said.

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15dJesse Temple

Three questions for 2017: Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa will face a tough East Division crossover schedule in 2017 and must find replacements for departing stars C.J. Beathard and Desmond King.

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Gators roll past Hawkeyes in Outback Bowl (2:55)
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Florida trounces Iowa to win Outback Bowl (0:53)
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Postgame Breakdown: Florida beats Iowa 30-3 (2:00)
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Gators 'played their tails off' (1:12)

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