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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferentz Dead Serious, Is He Dead Wrong?

On Tuesday, Kirk Ferentz was asked about his punt return game and comments he made following Iowa’s loss on Saturday where Michigan State became the latest in a long line of teams to convert a fake punt against Iowa. “If you pressed me today I’d say we may never return a punt again, just because when you do that, the blocked pass you have to turn and go with those guys to shadow...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferentz, Hawkeyes Ready For NIU

COACH KIRK FERENTZ Editor’s note: Transcript is missing opening statement and first four questions. Q. How do you prepare for the heat? (Bob Brooks, KMRY) COACH FERENTZ: Yeah, it was almost predictable. It seems like the first Monday back, this is my chamber of commerce week, I was with the quarterback club yesterday, seems like that’s always a hot day. We practiced in it...
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Shots Fired: Ferentz Among Five Worst

Stewart Mandel is a columnist for Sports Illustrated’s website. Columnists write opinions for a living. Not everyone agrees with someone when they give their opinion. As it relates to Stewart Mandel’s current opinion on Kirk Ferentz, I don’t agree with it. I am also reminded of the old saying that I can pick on my brother but if you lay a finger on him, I’m coming for...
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferentz Committing Hawkeyes to No-Huddle?

Is Kirk Ferentz really going to allow his team to use a lot of the no-huddle this coming season? REALLY? When Iowa rolled out the no-huddle for the entire final spring practice, I was as surprised as anyone. Some will rip Kirk Ferentz for being to conservative or predictable and there are times where I have shared at least some of those opinions, if only partly. But to go from...
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz apologizes for dropping F-bomb in press conference.

Iowa head football coach dropped an F-bomb during a press conference on Tuesday after being asked a question by an AP reporter about a former Iowa athletic department adviser  who has been accused of  sexual harassment. "Ferentz objected to the question, “It’s been out there that you had your players cut off contact with Pete Gray.” He had a problem with the...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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