Report: Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz Out
A report from the University of Iowa today says that Brian Ferentz is out of the Hawkeye football program at the end of the 2023-2024 season.
The announcement comes after years of tension and fans calling for his removal - to the point where shirts started popping up in the stands that said "FIRE BRIAN" as well as social media posts after nearly every game win or lose.
Brian Ferentz, the son of the team's Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, is currently the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. As far as a staff member for the team, he's been around since 2012 in various positions but has been in his current position for 7 years.
His contract had already been reduced from previous seasons after a low offensive performance from the team.
His pay was reduced to $850,000 from the previous $900,000 last year. To get a $112,500 bonus this year, he just had to have the team average 25 points per game and win at least 7 games. Currently, the team averages 19.5 points per game with a 6-2 record.
Interim Athletic Director Beth Goetz made a statement this afternoon.
"After conversations with head coach Kirk Ferentz, coach Brian Ferentz and President Wilson, I informed Brian that our intention is for him to be with us through the bowl game, but this is his last season with the program. Making this known today is in the best interest of the program and its loyal fans; it provides clarity during this pivotal time in the schedule."
Last season, Iowa averaged 17.7 points a game. In 2022, Iowa ranked 130th of 131 FBC teams - a total offense at 256.1 yards per game. This year, they're even less at 232 total offensive yards per game.
"As Hawkeyes, let’s continue to support all our coaches, staff and student-athletes in their pursuit of a Big Ten Championship and bowl game victory," Goetz said.
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