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Tag: "Brian Ferentz"

Ferentz calls coaching a son ‘the greatest thing in the world’

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

During a pregame discussion with Fran McCaffery at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., a few years back, I asked the Iowa basketball coach if he could handle having his son play for him some day. “Oh, yeah,” McCaffery said, without hesitation. “No problem.” That conversation came to mind Saturday evening when McCaffery’s 16-year-old son, Connor, […]

Ferentz keeps an eye on Hawkeyes … and Texans

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has been keeping a close eye on the NFL’s Houston Texans while preparing his own team for the 2014 season. Ferentz’s son, James, is a center with the Texans. He was released last weekend but was one of 10 players signed to Houston’s practice squad on Sunday. “It’s been perfect, […]

Brown: Iowa football’s next walk-on gem? Meet…

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — They arrive without stars in their eyes, but a chip on their shoulder. They are walk-ons, looking to beat the odds, make their way to the field and earn a scholarship. They are the heart and soul of Iowa’s football program. Under-recruited underdogs. “Those are the guys that kind of make […]

Will Brian Ferentz follow in his father’s footsteps?

[ 0 ] August 9, 2014

Kirk Ferentz didn’t set out to become a head football coach for a major university. It just sort of happened. “I never had that dream,” said Ferentz, who is entering his 16th season as the Iowa football coach. “It’s not like I had a master plan.” Kirk’s oldest son, Brian Ferentz, doesn’t have a dream […]

Iowa lineman Brandon Scherff gets high praise, but maybe not from PETA

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz caught people’s attention last week when he said there’s not a better offensive lineman in college football than senior tackle Brandon Scherff. Scherff took that high praise in stride Wednesday. “It’s nice, coming from him,” the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder from Denison said. “But you really can’t […]

Harty: Hiring Reese Morgan was one of Ferentz’s best decisions

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Anybody who knows Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan knows that whatever success he’s had, it’s never about him. It’s always about his players, his fellow coaches and the fans, and whoever else might have contributed along the way. But we know better. Or at least we should know better. Reese Morgan has a special […]

Videos: Brian Ferentz talks Scherff, Twitter, gameday at Kinnick

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Brian Ferentz helps Hawkeyes stay in step with Twitter

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s easier for Brian Ferentz to tweet than tinker. When the offensive line coach for Iowa’s football team needed his phone fixed, he called an audible and headed to a nearby Verizon store. The employee assisting Ferentz responded with a little good-natured teasing. “He recognized me and said, ‘I thought you […]

Waukee offensive lineman Reynolds commits after weekend visit

[ 0 ] January 26, 2014

The scholarship offer came, and Ross Reynolds did not hesitate. Reynolds, an offensive lineman from Waukee, said Sunday he will play football for Iowa after making a visit over the weekend. “It feels pretty awesome,” Reynolds said. “It’s nice to kind of get it all over with and I made the right decision.” The 6-foot-4, […]

Is Brian Ferentz heading back to the NFL?

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

Will this be another offseason of change for Iowa’s football coaching staff? This afternoon, NFL insider Gil Brandt, former vice-president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, sent the following tweet: “Have ben told Bill O’Brien will hire Brian Ferentz as his OL coach w #Texans. Son of Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz. Good choice.” If […]