Six seniors key to turnaround on D

Iowa’s football program has been trending in the wrong direction since the Orange Bowl victory at the conclusion the 2009 season. Following an extremely disappointing 2012 season, the Hawkeyes are looking to bounce back in 2013. Iowa had problems in all three phases in 2012, so it wasn’t just one unit or position group that was responsible for the 4-8 record. Heading into 2013, Iowa needs to improve on offense, defense and special teams. Focusing specifically on the defensive side of the ball in this article, six seniors will be the key to whether or not the Hawkeyes can turn this thing around. All six arrived in Iowa City when the program was in a better place than it is now, and all six have a chance to help return the program to that status before they leave. None of them envisioned consecutive seasons of 8-5, 7-6 and 4-8. While the past three years have been disappointing, these six rising seniors have an opportunity to finish on a high note.

James Morris is one of six seniors that will be the key to turning around Iowa's defense.

Click HERE for a detailed look at all six seniors and what they need to do in 2013.

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