College Football Coaches That Earned Their Check: Or Not

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Another college football season has come and gone. And with another season in the books, schools are hiring and firing coaches based on their team’s performance. Here, we are taking the highest paid coaches in college football and comparing their performance to their annual salary. [Read more…]

#34 Iowa Hawkeyes: College Football 77 in 77

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One thing I won’t get to do this year when writing about Iowa Hawkeyes football is say Marvin MCNUTT! Because the greatest receiver in UI history and funnest name to say is now gone, haven re-written the Iowa City record book along the way.

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Six Iowa Hawkeyes selected in NFL Draft

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Six members Iowa Hawkeyes were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. This marks the third straight year the Hawkeyes have had six players taken.

Offensive lineman Riley Reiff, the third Hawkeye junior to enter the draft in the last three years, was a first round selection of the Detroit Lions, becoming Iowa’s third first round pick in the last three years. Iowa joins Alabama as the only two teams in nation to have a first round selection in each of the last three drafts.

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Kirk Ferentz Not Taking K.C. Chiefs Job, Staying at Iowa

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Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, the longest tenured in the Big Ten, reiterated Wednesday his long-term plans to remain the head coach in Iowa City.

Apparently, his boy Scott Pioli wasn’t able to lure him away to the Kansas City Chiefs, like early speculation indicated. Now, if it were the New England Patriots who knows?

Anyways Ferentz released a statement:

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Next K.C. Chiefs Coach: Iowa Hawkeyes Kirk Ferentz?

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Now that Todd Haley has been canned by the Kansas City Chiefs front office, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wil serve as Head Coach in the interim. His first game will be versus the undefeated Green Bay Packers- have fun with that.

So who replaces Haley in the long term? Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has reportedly told people that Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is the leading candidate.

How much money will it take to get Ferentz to leave the Hawkeyes program?

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Kirk Ferentz’s son a Candidate for Nation’s Best Collegiate Center Award

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Usually, the coach’s son is a player who’s often subject to ridicule on his team. Of course, he’s often also very good, and fundamentally sound. University of Iowa junior center James Ferentz, yes son of Hawkeyes Coach Kirk Ferentz, has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List.  The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I college football.

And as we all know, Hawkeyes football in the Ferentz era has produced a ton of good offensive linemen.

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Iowa Hawkeyes Again Load up on Offensive Linemen

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After a somewhat disappointing 8-5 season, the Iowa Hawkeye football team was anxious to improve over the offseason. Head coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff did exactly what one would expect them to do —  build a tough offensive line. That’s of course what Hawkeye football is about, as they’ve had an offensive lineman drafted nearly every year — most recently Bryan Bulaga.

The Hawkeyes signed two top-20 guards with No. 13 Jordan Walsh and No. 19 Austin Blythe.

Ferentz is excited about the possibilities with these two recruits.

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University of Iowa Trucks Ball State 45-0

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It didn’t take long for the Iowa Hawkeyes to erase the memories of a disastrous road trip west one week ago.

The Hawkeyes outgained the Ball State Cardinals 5-yards-to-1 on Saturday on their way to a blowout 45-0 win, one that probably wasn’t as close as the score indicated.

Adam Robinson, Ricky Stanzi and a STOUT Iowa defensive line all keyed the victory. [Read more…]

Big Ten Media Day One Wrap-up, Coaches Edition

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Check out that snazzy graphic above.  Study it.  Love it.

And then realize that this is the last year that it will be relevant and current.

Much like the conference expansion dominated the news after the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Big Ten’s expansion to add Nebraska was the dominant topic of Big Ten Media Day on day 1.

It got a little tiresome, quite frankly. [Read more…]