Brian Ferentz returns as offensive coordinator for Iowa football

Brian Ferentz returns as offensive coordinator for Iowa football

The buildup to Wednesday’s Iowa football news conference with Kirk Ferentz was filled with as much anticipation as any since January 2015, when after a disappointing season, the veteran head coach emerged with a clear change in direction for the program. .

Ferentz then switched the quarterbacks from Jake Rudock to CJ Beathard, a long-requested shakeup among Iowa’s fan base … and it worked. Behind Beathard and other changes to the program in 2015, Iowa enjoyed a 12-0 regular season and has largely experienced an eight-year streak of sustained success … except on offense the past two seasons.

And from there the expectation for Wednesday was born. Would Ferentz announce big changes, small changes, ANY changes in an offense led by the unpopular son of his who has become a national laughingstock? Wednesday also marked a second national signing day, and the Hawkeyes had a handful of new prospects come on board. But the real focus was on the future of Iowa’s offense and how bold Ferentz’s words and actions carried over.

At the end of the press conference, the number one takeaway was this: There are no changes to the coaching staff, and Brian Ferentz will return as offensive coordinator.

Kirk Ferentz's first news conference since Iowa won the Music City Bowl 21-0 on Dec. 31 took place Wednesday at the Hansen Football Performance Center.

“I feel great about the whole recruiting class.”

Ferentz began by talking about the second national signing day, with the Hawkeyes announcing the signings of five scholarship players (including four from the NCAA transfer portal) and six companions in the Class of 2023. Portal Additions Rusty Feth (6-foot -5,304 pounds) of Miami of Ohio and Daijon Parker (6-5,300) of Saginaw Valley State highlighted Iowa’s immediate efforts to fix the offensive line.

Ferentz also noted that perhaps the Hawkeyes’ top three recruits since December are the retentions of sixth-year seniors Nico Ragaini at wide receiver and Joe Evans and Noah Shannon at defensive line.

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