Hawkeyes hold a 39-20 advantage in the all-time series against the Cyclones
Veteran assistant switches sides of the ball after 12 years coaching offense
Hawkeyes begin drills on Wednesday
Iowa makes 10th bowl appearance under Kirk Ferentz
Daniels, Guthrie, McNutt, Nielsen, Vandenberg named 2011 captains
2011 - - Redshirted.
2011 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Special Teams.
High school honors - - Elected to 1929 Gridiron Club as one of best all-time players in state of Connecticut . . . named to Walter Camp team as one of top five linemen in Connecticut as a senior . . . selected to play in 13th annual Governor's Cup all-star game (Connecticut vs. Rhode Island) . . . earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . was first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career - - team MVP as a senior and named Best Defensive Player as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . earned two varsity letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman, helping team post 7-3 record as a senior . . . recorded 70 total tackles as a senior, including 40 solo stops and nine QB sacks . . . recorded 65 tackles and 13 QB sacks as a junior . . . recorded two QB sacks in Governor's Cup all-star game as Connecticut defeated Rhode Island, 37-6 . . . also competed in wrestling, earning Class L state championship at 215 pounds as a senior while posting 42-5 overall record . . . placed third in state tournament as a junior.
Personal - - Born 1/23/93 . . . political science and economics major . . . parents are Darlene and Timmy Tsopanides . . . high school coach was Dan Dunaj.