Iowa's OL Brandon Scherff expects offensive line to be strong again in 2014
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Brandon Scherff (68) returns for his final season at Iowa.
After a four win campaign in 2012, Iowa turned things around, finishing last season with an 8-4 record and berth in the Outback Bowl.
A lot of Iowa's success can be attributed to the play of their offensive line. Anchored by senior Brandon Scherff, expectations will be high once again in the fall.
The senior helped the Hawkeyes average nearly 180 yards per game on the ground last season.
Scherff and the offensive line also ranked 12th in the nation in sacks allowed, surrendering just 15 a year ago.
Iowa does have to replace tackle Bret Van Sloten and guard Connor Boffeli, both of who will be playing in the NFL.
Still, Scherff believes the O-line will be strong again.
"We just have to take off from where we left off in the summer," Scherff said. "We have to finish the summer off strong and go from there. We have to get guys in the film room and out on the indoor (field) and work on technique issues and try to improve each day."
The Hawkeyes kick the season August 30th when they host Northern Iowa.
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