Iowa Coach Gets Snippy With Reporter Following Embarrassing Loss

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wasn’t in the mood to discuss the team’s offense after a Saturday loss to Illinois.

The Hawkeyes suffered a 9-6 loss to the Fighting Illini and finished the game with just 222 yards. With OC Brian Ferentz’s seat getting scorching hot, his dad was asked if any changes might happen during the bye week.

His response during the postgame press conference? Deflect to what Iowa did last year.

Iowa is 3-3 after losing to Illinois. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“We won 10 games last year. I don’t know if you’re aware of that,” Ferentz fired back when asked if a change was needed on the offensive side of the ball.

You can watch his full remarks below. He clearly wasn’t overly impressed with the answer.

Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes have an unbelievably bad offense.

Instead of Ferentz getting snippy with the press over a simple question and talking about last season, he should look at the stats.

Iowa’s offense isn’t just bad. It’s unbelievably bad. It might be the worst in all of major college football. The Hawkeyes are averaging just 14.6 points a game.

Against FBS teams with winning records – Michigan and Illinois – that number drops to just 10 points a game.

Does Iowa have the worst offense in major college football? (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Yet, Ferentz apparently thinks his son’s offense isn’t bad enough that it’s time to make a change. With remaining games against Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Minnesota, the Hawkeyes could be in for a lot more pain on offense.

The team is currently 3-3 and couldn’t score against a good DIII team. It’s hard to imagine they’re going to beat any of those teams at this rate.

Iowa averages just 14.6 points a game. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

If Kirk Ferentz is snippy right now, it should be a ton of fun to see what he’s like by the end of the season. Things might get real ugly for Iowa by the time the year ends.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. And to think, Ferentz has the best job security in the B1G. We’re talking Mel Tucker level job security.

    That said, I wonder if Mark Stoops (an Iowa grad) is getting some phone calls from the 3-1-9, because the Banana Beaks need a jolt on offense. And Sonny Ferentz as OC and Spencer Petras under center ain’t getting it done, kids. Pops Ferentz better realize this before the Iowa program makes Nebraska look like Ohio State.

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