Kirk Ferentz is the dean of college football coaches now that Bob Stoops has rode off into the sunset. He enters his 19th year in Iowa City, and his tenure has been marked by peaks and valleys. And if we’re being honest, a lack of any kind of real consistency.
The roller-coaster-riding Hawkeyes program would be enough to usher most head coaches out the door at many big-time programs, but the administration at Iowa has a history of being patient and loyal with their head coaches. In fact, over the last 37 years the program has had just two coaches, Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz. That’s it.