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When you think of Iowa football, chances are you think a program that gets the most from their walk on program rather than a roster of five star recruits, and that couldn't be more right. What Kirk Ferentz and his staff have been able to do when it comes to developing the talent on their roster is second to none, often turning walk-ons into guys that stand out on Saturday and Sunday.

Over the past fourteen seasons since Ferentz took over, the Hawkeyes have failed to reach the six win mark just three times, and from 2002-2004 they put together one of the best stretches in the country, going 31-7 over that three year span.

A big reason behind that type of success is head strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who has been at Iowa along Ferentz since 1999. Doyle is highly regarded in the strength profession as one of the best in the business because he finds a way to get every ounce of potential from every guy on the roster.

Here's a look at how Doyle and his staff's philosophy and how they approach their job, along with players in the program weighing in on what what the Hawkeye strength staff bring to the table.

I'd be willing to bet that this is making it's way to recruits. The clip is very well done, and highlights one of the things that they do best in Iowa City.

Iowa Football Strength & Conditioning from gohawkstv on Vimeo.

 

 

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.