KIRK FERENTZ NEWS

Iowa football and Kirk Ferentz: Player development

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is one of the best developers of talent in the nation. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of  Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse with him as the coach in the future.  Iowa head...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football: The Big Ten schedule

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz hopes to lead the Iowa team through an easy Big Ten schedule that could see them champions of the West. With Iowa’s hardest opponents coming to Iowa City, the Iowa football team’s schedule is built for them to make a Big Ten Championship run. This 2014 season, Iowa does not play Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan, and Ohio State which are predicted...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Why Jordan Canzeri is the most likely player to lose his starting spot

Jordan Canzeri could find himself on the outside looking this season if he doesn’t impress the coaches. One thing I have learned as an Iowa Hawkeye fan is that no Iowa running back is safe. So many years Iowa has looked to be set at the position only to have injuries, suspensions, or other miscellaneous events prevent them from playing. That’s why I think that the player most...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Kirk Ferentz, Charlie Drewek, and a whole bunch of stadium renovations.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.You've Got a Ferentz in Me. Mike Jones looks at Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and his coaching staff as part of Off Tackle Empire's Iowa Week.Party on the Patio.Purdue announces plans to install a "temporary patio area" near the southern end zone of Ross-Ade Stadium. It will replace recently torn...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruit Markel Smith will not be attending Iowa

Iowa running back recruit Markel Smith failed to qualify academically to Iowa so he will attend Milford Academy in Connecticut in the fall. Incoming Iowa football freshman running back Markel Smith will not be attending Iowa this fall as planned due to failing to qualify academically. Smith was one of Iowa’s highest rated prospects in the class of 2014 with some high three star...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Special teams preview

Iowa football player Kevonte Martin-Manley looks to keep his punt return average as high as it was last season. Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz is known for loving field position and being conservative and he exhibits this the most in the way his special teams are run. Ferentz consistently is criticized because of his special teams approach. These are some reasons why: Ferentz...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

Kirk Ferentz enters 2014 with a very different attitude than he did a year ago. Iowa walked into 2013 having lost eight games the year before...
Via Athlon Sports
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive back Nico Law to transfer from Hawkeyes

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Wednesday that defensive back Nico Law will transfer from the Hawkeye football program. “Nico has decided to transfer from the University of Iowa and complete his athletic and academic careers elsewhere,” said Ferentz in a press release.
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: 6 Coaches Who Will Be Fired By Season's End

The coach’s hot seat is not limited to the NFL. The college ranks have some head coaches already feeling the pressure.Wins and losses mean just as much, if not more in the college game for one simple reason – wins mean alumni and boosters reach deep into their pockets for winning programs. Losing programs or schools that take a sharp downward spiral could lose millions of green...
Via Football Nation
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Assistant coach leaves to open up restaurant

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz will have to find a new assistant after one of his departed to open a restaurant in Tennessee. Longtime Iowa Hawkeye recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson announced on Saturday that he is leaving the Hawkeye program to open a restaurant in Tennessee. Johnson was an original member from current head coach Kirk Ferentz’s first coaching staff where...
Via isportsweb.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes season preview

Iowa appears to be on the road to success with 16th year head coach Kirk Ferentz, but the Hawkeyes have failed to top the Big Ten Conference for 10 consecutive years. Ferentz is a perennial candidate for NFL head coaching gigs, however he has maintained his loyalty to the Iowa program, which reached the Outback Bowl in 2013. Junior quarterback Jake Rudock will call the snaps for...
Via College Football Universe
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz Post Practice, Part II

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Saturday following his team's open spring practice at West Des Moines Valley High Stadium. Here's Part II of the press conference.
Via iowa.scout.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz Post Practice, Part I

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Saturday following his team's open spring practice at West Des Moines Valley High Stadium. Here's Part I of the press conference.
Via iowa.scout.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Football: 4 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

Kirk Ferentz did a good job of not only winning eight games last season at Iowa, he also calmed the Hawkeyes faithful and saved his job.That said, what will the Hawkeyes do this season for an encore. There is plenty of questions about this team, but there should be improvement. Solid play at quarterback will help as well a schedule that favors the team in the second half of of the...
Via Football Nation
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

B1G Teleconference: Ferentz, Scherff

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz and left tackle Brandon Scherff took part in Wednesday's Big Ten teleconference with other schools in the West Division. Ferentz spoke about his quarterbacks, while Scherff shared his goals for the upcoming season.
Via iowa.scout.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz Kicks Off Spring

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Wednesday to kick off spring football for his Hawkeyes. Watch and read what he had to say in these videos and transcript from Iowa City.
Via iowa.scout.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cook Commits to Iowa

Iowa picked up its third known verbal commitment in the 2015 recruiting class when Iowa City Regina quarterback Drew Cook pledged the the Hawkeyes and coach Kirk Ferentz.
Via iowa.scout.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz Signing Day

Kirk Ferentz met with media on Wednesday to talk about his 2014 recruiting class. The Iowa coach talked about recruiting Chicago, needs for next year's class and more.
Via iowa.scout.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz Talks Outback Loss

IOWA COACH KIRK FERENTZ Opening statement: “I have to start out by saying this was just a fantastic experience for our entire football team. Being in a bowl is special, certainly coming to Tampa, this committee does a wonderful job of hosting teams and providing a great experience and the Outback company is a big, big part of that. They’ve supported this thing for 19 years now...
Via HawkeyeNation.com
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa loses 21-14 to No. 14 LSU in Outback Bowl

At least Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz had some positive news about injured quarterback Jake Rudock. C.J. Beathard replaced Rudock on the first play of the fourth quarter of the Hawkeyes' 21-14 loss to No. 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl on Wednesday. Ferentz said Rudock reinjured his knee that was hurt earlier this season. ''He's going to be fine,'' Ferentz said....
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Eve: Kirk Ferentz

With only one day left until the 2014 Outback Bowl, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz gave a final preview from the Hawkeyes' perspective, including how his defense will prepare for LSU freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings.
Via louisianastate.scout.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferentz, Miles Talk Outback Battle

Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz and LSU Coach Les Miles met with the media on Sunday.  Here are transcripts from each coach, beginning with Ferentz. Opening statement: “We’re thrilled to be selected to play in this game. Those of us that have been on the trip prior just know what a great experience it is and has proven to be. The hospitality that the people on the Outback committee...
Via HawkeyeNation.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Say What: Outback Bowl

The Hawkeyes had what amounted to a regular Tuesday practice session on Saturday, December 27th. That is, a regular Tuesday of a game week. Here are some of the items that came from the day. Kirk Ferentz and Les Miles will hold press conferences on Sunday and their transcripts will be available later on in the day. Rudock wearing knee brace as practice precaution | Hawk Central...
Via HawkeyeNation.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl: Big-name coaches Ferentz, Miles to match wits

Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) vs. LSU Tigers (9-3) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1:00 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: LSU by 8.0 How Iowa got here: The season didn’t start off well as the Hawkeyes fell to Northern Illinois. But a four-game winning streak helped turned things around, and finishing the year with three wins is why Kirk Ferentz’ team is playing on Jan. 1. The Hawkeyes other losses were to teams...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl: Big-name coaches Ferentz, Miles to match wits

Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) vs. LSU Tigers (9-3) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1:00 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: LSU by 8.0 How Iowa got here: The season didn’t start off well as the Hawkeyes fell to Northern Illinois. But a four-game winning streak helped turned things around, and finishing the year with three wins is why Kirk Ferentz’ team is playing on Jan. 1. The Hawkeyes other losses were...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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