KIRK FERENTZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Iowa hires NDSU coordinator to coach offensive line

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has hired North Dakota State offensive coordinator Tim Polasek as its line coach and Kelton Copeland as its wide receivers coach. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced the additions to his staff on Tuesday. Polasek had spent the past three seasons at North Dakota State, an FCS powerhouse that beat Iowa in Iowa City in 2016. Copeland had been with Northern...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferentz, Hawkeyes revel in winning offensive line award

Iowa has come to be known for its smart, tough and physical offensive lines. This season, the Hawkeyes earned an award for that prowess that had special meaning to coach Kirk Ferentz. Last week, Iowa was named the winner of the second annual Joe Moore Award, given to the nation's top offensive line. The honor's namesake was one of the most respected line coaches in the history...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Lack of opportunities in CFB for black coaches still problematic

Depending on who you talk to, many believe that Charlie Strong deserved his firing from the University of Texas. Over three years, he compiled a record of 16-21. He had zero seasons with a record of .500 or better, and Texas lost to Kansas for the first time since 1938. For a program with the national prestige of Texas, the win total and fall from grace was intolerable. In his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois goes without a kickoff in 28-0 loss to Iowa

Football can be unpredictable, but you’re almost always assured of at least one chance to kick off. The “almost” there is crucial, though, as Illinois somehow managed to avoid even a single kickoff in a 28-0 loss to Iowa Saturday. How’d they manage to pull that off? Well, as Go Iowa Awesome’s Adam Jacobi relates, it came from Iowa’s coin toss decisions: Here’s what...
Via The Comeback
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa extends Kirk Ferentz through 2026

The Iowa Hawkeyes made some coaching news on the first Tuesday of the college football season by extending the contract of head coach Kirk Ferentz through the 2026 season. Ferentz is all but assured of retiring as Iowa’s head coach, which is nice and all, but you can’t help but feel Iowa was competing against itself with this one. Iowa’s new contract for Ferentz will pay...
Via The Comeback
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Kirk Ferentz to get contract extension

UPDATE: Kirk Ferentz has agreed to an extension good for ten years and $45 million. It keeps him with the Hawkeyes through the 2026 season. #Hawkeyes extend Ferentz through 2026. https://t.co/siJfJJRI64 pic.twitter.com/BxH5CG8XOi — The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 6, 2016 “I am pleased and proud to continue as head coach of the University of Iowa football...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz Releases Statement On Passing Of Former Iowa OL Kyle Calloway

On Saturday, former Iowa offensive lineman Kyle Calloway was killed when he was hit by a train while jogging along train tracks in Tucson, Ariz. Kirk Ferentz, Calloway’s head coach at Iowa, has released a statement on the passing of his former player through the school. “We are all stunned and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident claiming the life of Kyle Calloway....
Via College Spun
July 05, 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 wins 2015 Dodd Trophy

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has had one of the best seasons of all coaches this year. He led the Hawkeyes to a school record 12-0 season, the Big Ten West championship, and a spot in the Rose Bowl against Stanford. He has had one of the most improbable seasons of all coaches and he was recently recognized for it. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Ferentz won the Dodd Trophy...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 30, 2015  |  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
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