Iowa’s leading rusher on receiving end of Ferentz’s boot


Adam Robinson missed Iowa’s Insight Bowl win over Missouri because of a suspension, putting a premature end to the season of the Hawkeyes’ leading rusher.

As it turns out, that suspension has morphed into one of the permanent variety.

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Monday afternoon that the running back is no longer a member of the football program in a very short and terse 14-word statement.

“Running Back Adam Robinson has been dismissed from The University of Iowa Football team.”

Robinson had been suspended for the bowl game due to unspecified violations of team rules, and was arrested for marijuana possession the day before the Dec. 28 bowl game.  He had led the Hawkeyes in rushing each of the past two seasons, combining for 1,775 yards and 15 touchdowns.

With Robinson’s dismissal, the top three players at the position heading into the 2010 season are now instead gone; Brandon Wegher was granted a release from his scholarship in December, the same month Jewel Hampton that he was transferring.

Reports: Miami hiring Lance Guidry from Tulane as DC

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Miami is hiring Lance Guidry, who was defensive coordinator at Marshall last season and recently accepted the same position at Tulane, to lead its defense, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal was still being finalized between Guidry and Miami.

The 51-year-old Louisiana native was hired way from Marshall by Tulane just last month. Now he’ll replace Kevin Steele on Mario Cristobal‘s staff at Miami. Steele is reportedly on his way to Alabama to become Nick Saban‘s defensive coordinator after holding that position for one season with the Hurricanes.

Alabama has yet to make the hiring of Steele and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees official. Rees had been assistant at Notre Dame.

Tulane announced the hiring of Guidry on Jan. 23 to replace Chris Hampton, who left the New Orleans-based school to join Oregon’s staff as an assistant coach.

Guidry’s defenses at Marshall ranked third in the nation in yards per play this season (4.56) and 26th nationally in 2021 (5.14 ypp).

Iowa-Northwestern set for Wrigley Field in November

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CHICAGO — Wrigley Field will host a college football game for the third time since 2010 when Iowa plays Northwestern next season.

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced that the Wildcats’ home game will be played Nov. 4.

Northwestern played Illinois at Wrigley in 2010 in the MLB ballpark’s first college football game since 1938, and the Wildcats hosted Purdue there in 2021.

Wrigley Field has a long history of hosting football games. The Chicago Bears played there from 1921 to 1970 before moving to Soldier Field. The old Chicago Cardinals also played at Wrigley, as well as DePaul until its program folded in 1939.

Northwestern had been scheduled to play Wisconsin at Wrigley in 2020, but the game was moved to Ryan Field in Evanston because of the COVID-19 pandemic.