Dolphin: His View from the Big House

Oct. 20, 2006

IOWA CITY — Protect Drew Tate. Play error-free football. Establish some kind of running game. Get a turnover…or three.

Ask Gary Dolphin, the voice of the Hawkeyes, and he will tell you that these are some of the things that need to happen today if the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes expect to do what the college football world thinks unthinkable: Upset No. 2 ranked Michigan in the “Big House.”

Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. Iowa time. The game will be televised live by ABC. The Hawkeye Radio Network begins its coverage at 12:30 p.m.

” Iowa must counter (Michigan’s effective pass rush) by at least trying to establish the run. That will allow Tate to set up some runningback and receiver screens,” offers Dolphin in his “View from the Press Box,” the latest addition to , the multi-media area of

“Thats the best way to slow down the rush. Having said that the Hawkeyes must execute plays. Hang onto passes, run precise routes and don’t turn the ball over. Iowa is minus six in turnover margin. That needs to improve.”

Fans can listen to Dolphin’s weekly offering on Iowa football by visiting the “Features” page inside the football area of Hawkeye All-Access. Subscribers to Hawkeye All-Access also receive the following programming each week during the college football season:

Kirk Ferentz Weekly Media Conference
Each Tuesday during the season, Ferentz visits with the media. Exclusive live coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. inside Hawkeye All-Access and continues for approximately 30 minutes.

Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz
Each Wednesday during the season, Ferentz and Gary Dolphin, the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, take a seat at Carlos O’Kelly’s in Iowa City for 90 minutes of questions-and-answers from listeners tuning in on one of the more than 50 affiliates of the Hawkeye Radio Network or via the world wide web.

Kirk Post-Game from Kinnick
When the Hawkeyes are at home, Ferentz’s post-game visit with the media is broadcast live within Hawkeye All-Access. Ferentz is typically behind the microphone 20 to 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Iowa Football with Kirk Ferentz
The weekly television show of Iowa head football coach is exclusively available inside Hawkeye All-Access each Monday at 9 a.m.

Iowa Football Replay Show
Produced each week by the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for distribution on the Mediacom Connections Channel, the Iowa Football Replay Show is a fast-forward, 60-minute look at the Hawkeyes’ most recent game. The Iowa Football Replay Show is exclusively available inside Hawkeye All-Access each Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The Brooks Brothers
Rob Brooks teams with his father, the legendary Bob Brooks, on two audio reports on the Hawkeyes each week during the college football season. The first is available on Wednesdays and its Bob visiting one-on-one with a Hawkeye. The second is Bob and Rob’s take on the Hawkeyes’ next game. That edition of The Brooks Brothers is typically available on Fridays at noon.

The View from the Press Box
Gary Dolphin, the radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, offers his unique perspective on Saturday’s game each Saturday morning when “The View from Press Box” goes live exclusively inside Hawkeye All-Access.

Inside Iowa
Inside Iowa is a daily look at the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa. Some days, you get Gary Dolphin. Other days you get Brent Balbinot. The only thing for certain is the Inside Iowa is available each Monday through Friday inside Hawkeye All-Access shortly after 8 a.m.

Expanded Post-Game Coverage
Video of interviews with UI coaches and student-athletes after each game, home and away.

Yes..even more. When basketball season rolls around, there will be expanded coverage of the activities of Coach Steve Alford and Coach Lisa Bluder’s squad. Ditto for Terry Brands’ Iowa wrestling team Cindy Fredrick’s Iowa volleyball squad and, in collaboration with UITV, more coverage of UI’s many other teams and student-athletes.