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Hawkeyes focused on turning things around in 2013

The Hawkeyes run a play during their spring scrimmage. The Hawkeyes run a play during their spring scrimmage.

The Hawkeyes was the punching bag and punchline of the Big Ten Conference last season.

After winning their first two league games, Iowa lost six straight to end the year, finishing with a 4-8 overall record.

The Hawkeyes ranked 114th out of 120 FBS schools in total offense.

Iowa was also the only school in the country to play one quarterback all season, and averaged 187 yards per game through the air.

Their rush attack ranked 101st in nation averaging 123 yards.

Defensively, it wasn't bad.  The Hawks ranked in the top 50, but did give up nearly 400 yards of offense a game to opponents.

With summer workouts continuing and fall camp about a month away, the squad is focused on turning things around.

"If anything, guys are just closer than we've ever been. We've all seem to be more unified than in the past and we're all sharing a goal," senior Conor Boffeli said.  We all felt like, how we felt last year and we don't want that to happen again."

"Obviously, what we did last year, didn't work.  We are going to take ownership and improve off of that," senior Anthony Hitchens added.  "We're just showing up, working hard and doing what we have to do to come over that hump.  I think Coach Ferentz and Doyle have a great plan for us, so far."

Iowa kicks the season off August 31st against Northern Illinois. That game is in Iowa City and kicks off at 2:30.

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