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Rose Bowl explains ‘presumptions,’ ‘extraordinary situations’

IOWA CITY — Iowa is one win from the College Football Playoff final four, but so is Michigan State and that will be what Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game is all about.Win and you’re in.The Hawkeyes (12-0) held on to their No. 4 spot in Tuesday night’s CFP rankings, with Michigan State (11-1) right behind at No. 5. And then right behind the Spartans was Ohio State...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
2 hours ago

Kirk Ferentz named Big Ten Coach of the Year

In a move that probably surprises nobody, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has been named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. He has led the Hawkeyes to their first ever 12-0 season in school history and they will be playing Michigan State for the Big Ten championship on Saturday. That game will serve as a de facto national quarterfinal as the winner of the game will likely get into the College...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘Big Ten coach of the year Kirk’

IOWA CITY — It’s week 14. We are running seriously low on “Kirks.”“New Kirk” started months ago, after the No. 4 Hawkeyes (12-0) tipped Pittsburgh with a 57-yard field goal on the game’s final play. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz had throttled down and played for overtime in the past (Ohio State 2009, Michigan 2005). Not against Pitt, not on Sept. 19.As the season unfolded...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
6 hours ago

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz vindicated with unbeaten season

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Kirk Ferentz knew it would take a major turnaround to get the Iowa Hawkeyes back to where they wanted to be. Few believed the veteran coach could actually pull it off. That's why the most successful of Ferentz's 17 seasons at Iowa is arguably his most rewarding one. Ferentz has taken a team pegged for mediocrity to the Big Ten championship game against No...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hlas: Hawkeyes’ best trade was one Gary Barta didn’t make

IOWA CITY — A year ago this week, Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta offered himself as a phone-interview subject to The Gazette and the Des Moines Register.That never happens. Not that Barta is inaccessible. Call or email him, he gets back to you. Ask him a question, he answers. But this was different.It was a week after Iowa’s football team’s loss to Nebraska for a disappointing...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
8 hours ago

Iowa Hawkeyes may not be pretty, but are perfect thanks to team effort

Raise your hands if you had the Iowa Hawkeyes 12-0 in your predictions? None of us did and no one else in the punditry community had that happening either. However, after lifting the Heroes Trophy on Friday afternoon Kirk Ferentz’s Hawkeyes are exactly that — perfect. Just one game stands between it and a berth in the second College Football Playoff. It’s all rather improbable...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Clinches the West, but Bigger Prizes Await

This Iowa story just keeps going. Head coach Kirk Ferentz was squarely on the hot seat coming into this season, but no longer. An afterthought coming into 2015, all the Hawkeyes have done is win with defense, balance, and solid leadership under center. Game, by game, by game. As for that hot seat? It has cooled to subterranean temperatures faster than you can say Herky. After a win...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  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...
Via The Student Section
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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