Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Pub

College football spring practice is right around the corner. The Hawks are nationally relevant again after disappearing for a couple years and the major media coverage shows it.

From Ivan Maisel's recent article "For the love of the game"...

4. Football in Iowa: After Kirk Ferentz had three consecutive mediocre seasons at Iowa, Hawkeye athletic director Gary Barta didn't panic. Instead, he stood behind Ferentz. Iowa rebounded last fall with a 9-4 season and a top-20 finish. From 2005-2008, Ferentz went 28-22. Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer went 29-21, one game better. Iowa just signed Ferentz, a perennial NFL candidate, to a contract extension through 2015. Tennessee kicked Fulmer to the curb. I'll take patience and a long-term vision over what-have-you-done-for-me-lately every day of the week.

(No mention of Iowa State. Victory link!)

On another note, the Hawkeyes were featured on this afternoon's College Football Live. ESPN's Big 10 blogger Adam Rittenberg talked a bit about the major losses of King and Kroul. Analyst Bob Davie mentioned that Kirk Ferentz doesn't 'care' about recruiting rankings. He compared the similar number of victories but differently ranked recruiting classes of Florida State and Tennessee .

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