Personnel will dictate what Iowa’s new offense is or isn’t

IOWA CITY — The big point of interest for Iowa football this spring is new offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. A side note here is how interesting the Big Ten West became with offseason moves and hires. Brian Ferentz ascended to a major role on his father Kirk’s staff. His name is on the thing now. Minnesota hired P.J. Fleck as head coach and the Gophers’ 2018 recruiting...

‘Simplicity’ is key word for Iowa’s offense

IOWA CITY — Iowa has a new offensive coordinator and the offense probably will look different next fall. We all will have to wait and see on that. We’ll probably have to wait however many days there are until Sept. 2, when the Hawkeyes open their season against Wyoming. Head coach Kirk Ferentz wasn’t evasive when offensive changes were brought up during a news conference...

Iowa opens spring workouts with new coordinator, QB question

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will open his 19th spring camp with a new offensive coordinator who is looking for a new starting quarterback. This might be among the most pivotal springs in Ferentz's tenure with the Hawkeyes. Iowa (8-5 in 2016) promoted Brian Ferentz, the coach's son, to lead the offense shortly after the season ended, highlighting a number of changes...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football recruiting: Offensive linemen

Iowa — Kirk Ferentz, Chris Doyle, Brian Ferentz and, now, Tim Polasek — can and always will be able to "make" offensive linemen. Kirk Ferentz coached the position at Iowa for nine years before spending time coaching offensive lines in the NFL and then coming back as Iowa’s head coach in 1999. Ferentz keenly knows the spine of the Iowa program is offensive linemen. A percent...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
19 days ago

Iowa brings back Ken O'Keefe as QB coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has brought back former offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe as its quarterbacks coach. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday that O'Keefe, who was his coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1999-2011, will return next season to work with Iowa's signal callers. O'Keefe spent the past five seasons with the Miami Dolphins in a variety of offensive...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Iowa loses pair of assistants on offense

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says two offensive assistant coaches won't return next season. Ferentz announced Thursday that wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and running backs/special teams coach Chris White will be leaving the program. Hawkeyes receivers struggled mightily in 2016, leaving Iowa with one of the worst passing attacks in the country. Though the...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Iowa's Ferentz taps son Brian as new offensive coordinator

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator. Brian Ferentz played for the Hawkeyes before getting into coaching. He later spent four seasons in various roles on the coaching staff of the New England Patriots, serving as a tight ends coach in 2010-11. Now 33, Ferentz returned to Iowa in 2012...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Iowa Prepares For Annual All Work, No Play Spring Game

The Iowa football program will conclude its Spring Practice this Saturday with an open practice at Kinnick Stadium. If that sounds exciting to you, congratulations, you may be one of the select few that haven’t completely given up on the Kirk Ferentz era at Iowa. You can count me as one of those people for now, but with each passing season, it gets harder and harder to continue...
Via Know It All Football
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Brian Ferentz avoids Aaron Hernandez verdict questions

Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Brian Ferentz knew he would face questions about former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being found guilty of first-degree murder — which means he will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole. Back in 2011, Ferentz was the tight ends coach for New England. At that time, Aaron Hernandez was one of the most...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ferentz adjusts his Iowa Hawkeyes coaching staff

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced a change in coaching responsibilities for assistant coaches LeVar Woods, Seth Wallace, and Brian Ferentz. The assignment changes take effect immediately. Woods will serve as Iowa’s tight ends coach after coaching Hawkeye linebackers the past three seasons. Brian Ferentz will continue as Iowa’s offensive...
Via Talking 10
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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