KIRK FERENTZ NEWS

Rudock is now a ‘lost letterman’

IOWA CITY — The Iowa quarterback news had been leaked long before Wednesday’s news conference with coach Kirk Ferentz. Still, it was a little jarring to see senior Jake Rudock’s name in the spring media guide listed und
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
5 days ago

Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock expected to transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says quarterback Jake Rudock, a two-year starter for the Hawkeyes, will likely use his final year of eligibility at another school. Ferentz says he signed a release for Rudock to transfer to another school with ''no strings attached.'' The move ends the competition between Rudock and C.J. Beathard, who was named the starter in January...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Kirk Ferentz tied his coaching future to C.J. Beathard?

Every year for nearly the last decade “hot seat” lists permeate the preseason talk, and one name in the Big Ten continues to be brought up — Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz. Yet, here we sit ahead of the 2015 spring season and Ferentz has outlasted just about every predicted demise and doom-and-gloom scenario. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 may be a day that lives in the lore...
Via Talking 10
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football: An early look at the 2015 offense

Following a dismal showing in the TaxSlayer Bowl against the Tennessee Volunteers, there is no question that something needs to change for the Iowa Hawkeye offense, one which grew increasingly stagnant as the 2014 season progressed. The poor performance during the Jan. 2 bowl game was culmination of weeks of almost a full season of disappointing offensive showings. With the beginning...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Bob Stoops, Kirk Ferentz, Todd Fitch, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday Edition.The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops says that he will take his time in deciding who will be the Sooners' starting quarterback. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)The Fitch is in.Michael Vega profiles Boston College offensive coordinator Todd Fitch. (The Boston Globe)Break On Through to the Other...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Making Strong Push For Top Kicker Quinn Nordin With Personalized Letters, Most Wanted Posters

Class of 2016 kicker Quinn Nordin supposedly has his collegiate decision down to either Penn State or Iowa – at least that’s what he told the guys over at Black Shoe Diaries last week. It looks like the Hawkeyes are making a hard push to land his services. Saturday, Nordin tweeted a photo of all of the mail he received from the Hawkeyes this week. It includes numerous hand-written...
Via College Spun
February 21, 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

Big Ten West Provides Window of Opportunity for Iowa and Illinois

With the 2015 recruiting classes largely finished across the Big Ten, teams and coaches can now focus on offseason conditioning and preparations for the season ahead. It also means that the rosters are largely set and preseason prognostications can now begin in earnest. But what stands out after a tumultuous two months from the end of the regular season to National Signing Day? The...
Via Talking 10
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bios for Iowa’s 21 signees

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz will speak at 3 p.m. on Iowa’s 2015 recruiting class, which came in at 21 with the late, late, late addition of running back Eric Graham.Here’s the list of recruiting bios and walk-ons from
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
February 04, 2015

Changes needed at Iowa? Kirk Ferentz: Part 2

Head coach Kirk Ferentz has had a great tenure at Iowa but lately Ferentz has come under a lot of fire. He won’t be fired but he needs to turn it around. The Iowa Hawkeyes concluded their regular season with a disappointing 37-34 defeat against their rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers (and followed that up with an even worse defeat to Tennessee in the bowl game). This loss symbolized...
Via isportsweb.com
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hlas: “We needed to talk,” said Ferentz

IOWA CITY — It was the most-anticipated press conference of the Kirk Ferentz era, I kept hearing.Is he resigning? Firing assistants? Releasing six more sets of January player depth charts?Even at my biometric health scr
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 14, 2015

‘I’ve got to do a better job as head coach’

IOWA CITY — Whether it was Kirk Ferentz’s or Gary Barta’s idea, something needed to be said about the state of Iowa football.And so, Ferentz said stuff. A lot of stuff. First and foremost, the Iowa football coach
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 14, 2015

Iowa's Ferentz intends to keep coaching staff intact in '15

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows the Hawkeyes need to make major step forward next season to appease an increasingly frustrated and apathetic fan base. Ferentz will try to do so with the same staff that led the program to one of the most disappointing seasons of his 16-year tenure. Ferentz met with reporters Wednesday for the first time since Iowa's humiliating...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ferentz transcript

I quickly wanted to get Kirk Ferentz news conference transcript out.More coverage to come, including interview with Iowa athletics director Gary Barta.l Comments: (319) 398-8256; marc.morehouse@thegazette.com
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 14, 2015

Iowa football releases depth chart

IOWA CITY — Iowa football and Kirk Ferentz released the following statement along with a depth chart early Thursday evening.“After spending several days as a staff evaluating our 2014 season and our returning roster, we
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 08, 2015

Changes needed at Iowa? Kirk Ferentz: Part 1

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has been under deserved criticism the past four seasons for consistently underwhelming. The Iowa Hawkeyes concluded their regular season with a disappointing 37-34 defeat against their rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers (and followed that up with an even worse defeat to Tennessee in the bowl game). This loss symbolized everything that has been wrong with...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Urban Meyer and Mark Helfrich, Les Miles, Kirk Ferentz, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition. Who's Better, Who's Best? Ken Goe believes Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has the edge over Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game. (The Oregonian)Anatomy of a touchdown.Ari Wasserman breaks down the play that led to Ohio State's upset win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz Gets Laid Out By One Of His Players During TaxSlayer Bowl

The TaxSlayer Bowl was kind of rough on Iowa. How rough? It was so rough that even Iowa's head coach, Kirk Ferentz, got laid out during the game. Yeah, you would think that a guy that has spent a lifetime on the sideline would know when to move, but he probably thought he had a pretty good reason to believe he didn't need to.  Surely his own player (defensive back Desmond King...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Taxslayer Bowl Preview: Iowa Vs. Tennessee

Next up in our B1G Bowl preview series is the Taxslayer Bowl, featuring Iowa and Tennessee. This could be the most interesting matchup of the bowl season, as you have two of the more inconsistent and unpredictable teams in college football facing off. Let’s see how our writers have it playing out. Princess Sparkle — Tennessee is just not a team I have seen at all this season...
Via Know It All Football
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Changes needed at Iowa? Special teams edition

The Iowa punters were horrible this year, placing near the bottom of the Big Ten in multiple categories. The Iowa Hawkeyes concluded their regular season with a disappointing 37-34 defeat against their rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This loss symbolized everything that has been wrong with the Hawkeye team since the head coach Kirk Ferentz signed that monstrous contract after the...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes needed at Iowa? The defense edition

The Iowa Hawkeyes really missed the three stud linebackers from last year. The Iowa Hawkeyes concluded their regular season with a disappointing 37-34 defeat against their rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This loss symbolized everything that has been wrong with the Hawkeye team since the head coach Kirk Ferentz signed that monstrous contract after the 2009 season. Since that season...
Via isportsweb.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa to play Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Tennessee Volunteers on January 2nd in the TaxSlayer bowl game. The Iowa Hawkeye football team will be traveling to Jacksonville to play the Tennessee Volunteers on January 2nd, 2015 in the TaxSlayer Bowl. The game will be televised by ESPN at 2:20 central time. Both Iowa and Tennessee have had their struggles throughout the season. Iowa ended up 7...
Via isportsweb.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ferentz: Iowa’s finish ‘disappointing’

IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz and Gary Barta sat next to each other and talked Taxslayer Bowl on Sunday evening.That’s where Iowa football is right now. The Hawkeyes (7-5) were invited to play in the Taxslayer Bowl (formerly
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 07, 2014

Iowa athletic director backs Kirk Ferentz

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is reiterating his support for football coach Kirk Ferentz, while acknowledging that the Hawkeyes failed to live up to expectations this season. Barta said Saturday that the team's 7-5 season ''isn't unacceptable,'' adding that success at Iowa is measured by championships. But Barta says Iowa has a strong foundation under Ferentz...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes needed at Iowa? The offense edition

The Iowa offense has struggled in Ferentz’s tenure at Iowa. Are changes needed? The Iowa Hawkeyes concluded their regular season with a disappointing 37-34 defeat against their rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This loss symbolized everything that has been wrong with the Hawkeye team since the head coach Kirk Ferentz signed that monstrous contract after the 2009 season. Since that...
Via isportsweb.com
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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