Football is really here. It's been four months since spring football, but finally the Hawkeyes have started fall camp. And now there are real football things to talk abou, with even more to come out today at Iowa's Media Day.
The football program has done a great job engaging fans (and recruits, who are really probably the target of all this stuff) with lots of videos and pictures making there way to
hawkeyesports.com and Twitter. It's nice to get a look in to practices that have in the past been hidden behind a locked door.
So over the past three days I've been rounding up all the best Tweets, pics, and vids on the Hawkeyes via Storify.
[ View the story "Hawkeyes start fall camp" on Storify] Hawkeyes start fall camp The Iowa Hawkeyes began fall practice on Friday. Thanks to an ever increasing technological presence from the coach staff and from whoever is running their website, we've got a pretty good look into the first 3 days of practice.
Storified by FightForIowa · Sun, Aug 05 2012 19:59:44
Friday - Day 1
The 1st Hawkeye out for fall practice in 2012 is WR Keenan Davis. #HawkeyesThe Iowa Hawkeyes
Today we continue to build a tough, smart, physical football team. #PreparingToBeTheBestBrian Ferentz
The football #Hawkeyes have begun practice. http://pic.twitter.com/2hL100FBThe Iowa Hawkeyes
LeVar Woods, Chris Doyle, and Erik Campbell were all happy with Day 1.
1st practice of camp completed. Good start, but plenty of room for improvement. #HawkeyesLeVar Woods
We have high expectations for this group. Good start today. Back to work in the morning.Chris Doyle
Be sure to watch a video interview with WR coach Erik Campbell following the #Hawkeyes' 1st practice: http://bit.ly/MnUuniThe Iowa Hawkeyes
Unrelated to fall camp, but still released on Friday, the newest video in the Coach Speak series: Greg Davis.
Coach Speak- Greg Davisgohawkstv
In addition to the couple of pictures posted on Twitter, Iowa posted an entire
gallery of shots from the first day of practice
. The first thing I notice...G.A. Kelvin Bell looks like a scary beast. The football in his hands looks like a toy. Actual football things: Darian Cooper and Brad Rogers both look incredibly built and Keenan Davis looks a little bit leaner (he's been working on improving his speed).
And speaking of pictures...I wouldn't want to be the one taking then from way up on those lifts.
Engy's: Here We GoPractice 1 of the 2012 season for the Iowa Hawkeyes started on the new fields of the Kenyon Practice Facility. Lifts went sky high again ...
Facilities Entice the Oohs and Ahhs - Iowa Official Athletic SiteAug. 3, 2012 IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Not much could outshine Friday's first practice for the new-look University of Iowa football team. The ne...
Apparently Akeel Lynch wasn't oohed and ahhed. He declared his re-commitment to Penn State via Twitter. This isn't really a huge surprise as he can probably walk in and be the starting running back with Silas Redd gone. Also, I image these kids are under tremendous pressure from the PSU faithful (fans, coaches, players, alums, etc...) to stay at Penn State.
I will be wearing #22 in Blue&White jersey come Sept. 1st #WeStillAre #PennState #SorryforthewaitAkeel Lynch
Saturday - Day 2
Heading out to practice. Smells like football. #BulliesOfTheB1GBrian Ferentz
I think this is the first team O, but it's hard to tell. Brad Rogers is the running back though.
Another work day at #Hawkeye Football, practice number 2 is underway #PreparingToBeTheBest http://pic.twitter.com/sptXLcM8Hawkeye Football
Saturday was another productive day at football practice for the #Hawkeyes: http://yfrog.com/h3v1xlggjDarren Miller
Watch an interview with Christian Kirksey, moments after Saturday's football practice: http://bit.ly/NaEgKE #HawkeyesThe Iowa Hawkeyes
After practice Ferentz apparently had time to show up at Iowa alum Bruce Rastetter's summer party. It was political gig as you can probably tell from Sarah Palin's presence.
@sarahpalinusa and Kirk Ferentz in Iowa for Rastetter summer party http://pic.twitter.com/bZ9CUIzFCraig Robinson
Sunday - Day 3
Sunday was the first day that the players were in pads and the first time they practiced in Kinnick.
(The shadow Greg Davis is casting in the below picture is awesome.)
1st Day in Pads and in Kinnick Stadium. Time to get to Work. #GoHawks http://lockerz.com/s/231584157Hawkeye Football
@CoachBFerentz and the OL getting ready for the first day in Pads inside Kinnick Stadium. #OLineUniversity http://lockerz.com/s/231585845Hawkeye Football
The video staff is busy at work too.
Shooting practice from the best seat in college football. #HawkeyeFootball http://pic.twitter.com/nxJ7rKmnVids of IOWA FB
More shots from practice 3
... Based on the extremely limited view into practice, it looks like Barkley Hill is running with the twos, and Greg Garmon is with the threes. Speaking of running backs...
Watch a Sunday post-practice interview with RB coach Lester Erb: http://bit.ly/Mr01cN #HawkeyesThe Iowa Hawkeyes
Here's a guy coach Erb talked about after Sunday's practice. His name is Mark Weisman: http://yfrog.com/kg9nsfbj #HawkeyesThe Iowa Hawkeyes
Uh, yeah. Strength is not going to be a problem for Brandon Scherff.