Iowa Coach Apologizes For Bizarre Anti-Media Rant

Kirk Ferentz has walked back his comments about being interrogated by the media.

The head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes launched into a strange rant earlier in the week after losing to Ohio State about how he was happy he wasn't a reporter because that would somehow be bad for his life.

Without directly saying it, Ferentz was definitely attempting to put the media in its place because he didn't want to be questioned about his son Brian being an awful OC. Now, he's done the right thing and apologized.

"I have a high respect for the work that you do, and I am appreciative of how you cover our team. You ask tough and pointed questions but do so with a high degree of professionalism. I tell our players to take the high road and yesterday, I did not do the same thing," Ferentz said in an apology email sent to the press, according to The Associated Press.

Obviously, apologizing was the right thing to do, and there's no need to bury Ferentz over his comments. Were they incredibly strange, unneeded and unprofessional? Without a doubt. There was no need for any of it.

Kirk Ferentz continues to take heat for Iowa having a terrible offense.

If you don't want to be questioned about your son doing a horrible job, just make a change at OC. It's pretty simple.

Instead, Iowa has chosen to stick with Brian Ferentz at OC, and the team is 3-4. The Hawkeyes are also only averaging 14 points a game. You know who should be blamed for that? It's not the media.

It's Kirk Ferentz. He's the head of the Iowa football program. He could make any change he wanted to. Instead, he's sticking with his son, despite the product on the field being terrible.

When you do that, you're going to get grilled. If you can't handle it, then you're in the wrong business. It's truly that simple. Either stand there and take the questions like an adult or make a change. This isn't rocket science. It's simply football.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.