Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/12/11
Now that Todd Haley has been canned by the Kansas City Chiefs front office, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wil serve as Head Coach in the interim. His first game will be versus the undefeated Green Bay Packers- have fun with that. So who replaces Haley in the long term? Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has reportedly told people that Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is the leading candidate. How much money will it take to get Ferentz to leave the Hawkeyes program? This situation kind of seems like a NFL vs. college football version of the NBA vs. college basketball decision Tom Izzo faced a couple years ago. Ultimately he decided to stay at Michigan State instead of go to the Cleveland Cavaliers even though he turned down a gigantic pay raise. It’ll take a similar amount of paper to get Ferentz to leave. And you can overlook Kirk’s pedestrian 8-8 record in Big Ten play the past couple years, Pioli and Ferentz go way back, and he badly wanted to hire Kirk in 2009. The move would reunite F...
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