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Kirk Ferentz
Kirk Ferentz

"Captain" Kirk Ferentz has been the head coach of the Iowa Buckeyes since 1999. He has a lifetime win-loss record of 101-81, with 89 of those wins coming at Iowa. Before accepting the head coach position, he coached outside linebackers with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. He also coached at the college level at Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Maine. Ferentz is the 26th coach for the…

Date of Birth: August 01, 1955


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"I have no problem with two teams claiming to be national champions at the end of the year. But that's our society. We're dying to know who the champion is. Heaven forbid we have two. That would be socialist, right?" Kirk Ferentz
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"Recruiting at Iowa has never been easy, and I don't think it ever will be. Our biggest challenge has always been to get people to visit our campus. If we can get them here, I feel like we give ourselves a chance because we do have a lot to offer." Kirk Ferentz
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"I was fortunate to be around a couple of coaches who took me under their wing and taught me how to train, how to work and how to prepare myself for a game. They gave me so much, and I saw the passion they had for the game and for teaching it. What I learned from them led me to want to become a teacher and coach." Kirk Ferentz
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"Getting to the linebackers is difficult. Blocking them is another challenge." Kirk Ferentz
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"I am telling you as strongly as I can, ... that there is no way we would have been a top-10 team without Robert. It's hard just watching a few plays to put into words how valuable he was for us." Kirk Ferentz
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"He was probably the only guy in America who could get that job done." Kirk Ferentz
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"You want an honest answer? I have no idea." Kirk Ferentz
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"Watching the coverage of that thing . . . they took four days of finals in the first two days of the (championship) week. I can't imagine the players or coaches were having an awful lot of fun. I don't know how they do it." Kirk Ferentz
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"Bob Sanders wasn't the biggest guy coming out of Erie, Pa., but I don't think anybody would dispute that he was a pretty good player for us." Kirk Ferentz
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"A balanced offense will make Drew Tate a more effective and dangerous quarterback, ... If he can lean on a good, consistent running game, that'll be a real plus for us." Kirk Ferentz
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"Everybody got distracted by last week's game. Last week's game doesn't mean crap. It's what you do today. It goes both ways on that one." Kirk Ferentz
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"That's one of the things that caught our eye watching him in high school," Kirk Ferentz
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"The early commitments, early recruiting, that had changed. The whole clock is pushed ahead and you have to make decisions earlier about who to and who not to recruit. Is that a good thing? I'm not sure, but it is reality." Kirk Ferentz
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"We certainly looked a little better than last week. It was hard not to." Kirk Ferentz
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"Marcus isn't full speed yet, so there's some guys fighting for some time and positions there." Kirk Ferentz
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"It's improving but the danger there is we can't fool ourselves and think our percentage (of signing top recruits) is going to be as good as some of the other schools. We have to keep recruiting the way we have been recruiting and looking for the same traits and attributes." Kirk Ferentz
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"It was a strange feeling on the sideline. It was a strange deal. You mix in a couple three-and-outs and that really made it unusual or weird. It was one of those days." Kirk Ferentz
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"I've never had a five-year plan or a three-year plan, or whatever, ... We had an idea philosophically of what we were going to do and how we were going to do it." Kirk Ferentz
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"He's doing a good job, and it's good to have him back, ... That was a bright spot. We ran the ball well (and) that's encouraging. The game wasn't a total loss, but the bottom line is that there's a lesson to be learned." Kirk Ferentz
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"They were athletes, and they were leaders and competitors. That's the parallel, ... The other parallel is that none of them could throw, so it made it easy for us to know they weren't quarterbacks. They helped us in the evaluation process." Kirk Ferentz
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"I think the key thing probably was the leaders on our team. After that day was over and we came back in on Sunday, I think the leaders chose to look forward rather than backward, and we really didn't dwell on the circumstances in terms of what our record was or that we were going to walk into two tough situations. We knew we had two tough challenges ahead of us and just got back onto focusing on what we could do to get back into winning ways." Kirk Ferentz
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