Iowa City, Iowa — The Iowa football program has enjoyed sustained success on the strength of defense and that unit is expected to be lead the way next season.
The Hawkeyes return nearly their entire secondary from last year’s team that finished second in the Big Ten by giving up only 16 points per game. A key will be rebuilding a defensive line that lost three starters.
That’s Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker who has been forced to rebuild the defensively line several times in the past few years.
Parker says while the faces change the standards don’t and it begins with limiting big plays.
The Iowa defense continues to play at a high level even in the midst of modern offenses and high scoring games.
Spring drills run through May first.