Archive | December, 2014

TaxSlayer Bowl: Iowa seniors count down the ‘lasts’

Iowa’s senior captains have a last shot to win a trophy this season — an opportunity they hope to take advantage of. JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The idea hit them individually during the week, the thought crossing their minds one at a time. It must be difficult to not only see the end but to have to accept […]

TaxSlayer Bowl Notebook: Scherff excited about challenge in Barnett

Iowa’s Brandon Scherff is pumped up about facing Tennessee phenom Derek Barnett. JACKSONVILLE, Florida — By now, Brandon Scherff has heard the noise about Tennessee’s phenomenal pass rusher Derek Barnett. When asked Wednesday morning what he thinks about the freshman, Scherff said he was, like most of us, impressed. “For a kid who’s 18, a freshman in college, I […]

TaxSlayer Bowl: Tennessee’s Dobbs a cerebral, confident playmaker

Quarterback Joshua Dobbs is a dual-threat quarterback whose cerebral yet electric playing style has helped lift the Tennessee football program. JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Perhaps the only knock on Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs over the last month and a half is that, when the fall semester finally wrapped up, he brought down the quarterbacks’ collective grade-point […]