Iowa Media Day

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz answers questions from the media, Monday, August 6, 2012, during media day activities on the practice field in Iowa City. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times)

John Schultz

IOWA CITY -- The only noise Kirk Ferentz concerns himself with is the racket he hopes his Iowa football team makes on the field Saturday at Indiana.

"One of the benefits of spending six years in the NFL is that you learn not to worry too much about the things you don't have any control over," Ferentz said today, talking about ignoring outside complaints as he tries to move the Hawkeyes beyond a two-game losing streak.

During his weekly news conference, Ferentz said his team's mindset remains good despite the setbacks which have evened Iowa's record at 4-4.

Ferentz said younger teams to be a little more resilient than older teams, bouncing back quicker from tough losses.

"We'll know more once we get back out on the field today," he said.

Iowa will be working without running back Mark Weisman this week, the result of a leg injury suffered late in the first half of last week's game.

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The Iowa coach said that Damon Bullock came out of Saturday's game.

"He was a little sore. It was the first time he had been hit in a while, but he was smiling when he was telling me about it," Ferentz said. "I think he's good to go."

Ferentz said Weisman is undergoing treatments and his status moving forward should be determined in the next few days.

Fullback Brad Rogers, who sat out last week's game, remains "touch and go" for this week according to Ferentz.