Whatever happened to the Kirk Ferentz lovefest that swept through the media during the mid-2000s?
Ferentz is on the latter.
As Mandel writes: The 2009 Orange Bowl proved an aberration in Ferentz’s otherwise unimpressive recent tenure. Take away that one 11-2 season and the Hawkeyes are 47-41 since 2005 under their $3.6 million-per-year coach.
To some, this might seem unfair. The Hawkeyes did go 9-4 in 2008 and won another eight games in 2010.
But it’s difficult to defend last season’s 4-8 finish.
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