KIRK FERENTZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Iowa rehires Kirk Ferentz's son-in-law for staff position

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has rehired the son-in-law of football coach Kirk Ferentz to a staff position three years after he departed following questions of nepotism. Iowa announced Friday that Tyler Barnes would be the team's new director of recruiting. The 30-year-old Barnes had been working as an assistant at Vanderbilt since 2013. Barnes was hired in 2012 to work as an entry...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

All-American 4-Star Running Back Eno Benjamin Announces Commitment To Iowa

Iowa is coming off of one of its best seasons under Kirk Ferentz, and it appears to be having an impact on the recruiting trail. The Hawkeyes just picked up a huge commitment from running back Eno Benjamin, a four-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American. He made the announcement via Twitter. Excited to announce I am officially committing to the University of Iowa!#SWARM https:/...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even its committee had to be wishing it could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just to have something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of the game) to end, which arrived sometime in the second quarter, one that saw...
Via The Comeback
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz is the right man for Iowa, and not just because of this season

Kirk Ferentz has been infamous among the college football pundit world for being an unfireable (I know, I know, I made up a word) coach. He parlayed success early in his coaching career into a buyout the university could not afford, and everyone knew it. His critics pointed out that since then, he produced nowhere near the same level of results which justified the contract. For years...
Via The Student Section
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Through no fault of his own, Kirk Ferentz faces a defining Rose Bowl

Some coaches step into a cauldron of bowl-game pressure because their teams are doubted. To a certain extent, this is the situation Kirk Ferentz of Iowa enters as he prepares his team for the 2016 Rose Bowl against Stanford. Yet, while doubt forms a part of the backdrop to the Granddaddy, the bigger and more central reason Iowa has a lot to prove is that the Hawkeyes’ season is...
Via The Student Section
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz Stands To Make $1.85M In Additional Bonuses If Iowa Wins National Title

Iowa is easily the most surprising team in College Football Playoff contention, and head coach Kirk Ferentz stands to benefit in a major way if the Hawkeyes continue their undefeated streak.  According to a terrific article by USA Today‘s Steve Berkowitz, Ferentz can potentially make $1.85M in additional bonuses if he leads the Hawkeyes to a national title (a No. 1 ranking). ...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State still has a chance at playing in the Rose Bowl

With the final weekend of college football’s pre-bowl season on tap, the College Football Playoff picture is coming into focus. If Clemson wins, they will be in. The same with Alabama. Oklahoma looks to be on solid ground, while the victor in this week’s Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan State appears to be in as well. But what happens to the loser of that Big...
Via The Comeback
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

It should come as no surprise, but the head coach of the only undefeated team left in the Big Ten–Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz–has been named Coach of the Year, by both the media and the coaches.  The Hawkeyes are the No. 4 team in the country heading into the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, with a chance to clinch one of the four payoff spots with a win. Nobody expected...
Via College Spun
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s time to give the Iowa Hawkeyes due respect

I’ll admit it. I’m done. I’m done discounting this Iowa team. Week after week, I keep looking for it to stumble and prove me right, showing that a team without the type of athlete that passes the eye test can’t continue to do what it does week, after week, after week. Yet, it never happened. Not once in the regular season. It seems I wasn’t the only one. Almost...
Via The Student Section
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How good is Iowa? We might not know until December

Kirk Ferentz and Iowa do this from time to time. The smarter people on our staff seem to have seen this ahead of time. Iowa is just sort of “there” every college football season. Here and there, when he loses just enough, people start complaining about Ferentz’s salary of $4 million, one of the top 15 in the nation. Iowa has been smart, though, rather than jumping at the...
Via The Student Section
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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