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That familiar NFL question pops up on Kirk Ferentz again

[ 6 ] September 29, 2011 |

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz got the NFL question Thursday that he has been asked many times since becoming Iowa’s football coach before the 1999 season.

Asked to comment on reporters mentioning the Hawkeyes’ successful coach as a potential candidate once owners start firing their coaches, Ferentz said:

“All I’m focused on are these eight games right now,” said Ferentz, a former NFL assistant coach. “There are a few guys that have been around a lot longer than I have that get (mentioned) a little bit. I think that’s a good thing.”

Iowa does not have a game Saturday. The Hawkeyes open Big Ten Conference play at Penn State at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.

Ferentz is easy prey when reporters make lists of potential replacements, which happened recently when his name was used in connection with the 0-3 Kansas City Chiefs if the organization fires Todd Haley.

Ferentz interviewed with Jacksonville in 2002.


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