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Hawks Vandenberg dealing with changes

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Iowa Hawkeye quarterback James Vandenberg is entering his senior season with change all around him.

Vandenberg has a new offensive coordinator, a brand new backfield, a brand new playbook and youth all around him, but he seems to be loving it.

Vandenberg posed with his new offensive coordinator, Greg Davis, during media day on Monday.

After four years of working with former Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe, Vandenberg says the change has been good, and he has already developed great chemistry with Davis.

"I think just personality wise what coach Davis brings to the table," Vandenberg said.  "We had success under coach O'Keefe and he's a great coach, but personality wise, they are a little different.  Coach Davis is a little more upbeat and in your face running around with the receivers catching balls with the backs the kind of guy who brings a lot of excitement and a spark all the time. kind of sparks everyone in the meeting rooms and on the field."

Coach Kirk Ferentz added, "Nobody was closer to Greg right from the start than James. This is James's senior year. I don't want to overstate it for him or speak for him, but he obviously wants to play his best football this year, like you'd hope. So part of that equation certainly is for him to get with Greg, get the jump on things, and I'd venture to say he's a couple steps ahead of all of us offensively as far as knowing what Greg is looking for, what he's going to do, how he operates, that type of thing."

The Hawkeyes will hold their annual kids' day practice this Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.  Gates open Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., with the practice starting at Noon.

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