Coach Kirk Ferentz’s Legacy with the Iowa Hawkeyes
As Iowa Hawkeyes and college football fans can attest, Kirk Ferentz is a coach with a rich legacy. As he prepares to helm his 25th season with the Hawkeyes, he’s built a reputation as not only a long-serving coach but a highly successful one.
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College Football Coaching Tiers
Ferentz is esteemed nationally, earning a high ranking with The Athletic’s 2023 college football coaching tiers. And while Alabama‘s Nick Saban leads Tier 1A, Ferentz proudly takes his place in Tier 3.
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Kirk Ferentz’s Achievements
Ferentz boasts an impressive record as the longest-tenured head coach, leading the Hawkeyes to 186 overall wins and 115 Big Ten wins. These accomplishments rank him among the top Big Ten coaches for league wins and overall victories.
Iowa Hawkeyes’ Success under Ferentz
Ferentz has guided the Hawkeyes to victory in the Big Ten championships in 2002 and 2004 and the West division in 2015 and 2021. He’s also earned honors as the Big Ten Coach of the Year multiple times, and his team has received 20 bowl invites under his tenure.
Ferentz’s NFL Development
Beyond team successes, Ferentz has a knack for nurturing talent. Many of his players have gone on to become NFL stars, highlighting his successful NFL development.
The Hawkeyes and Ferentz open the season against Utah State on Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. on FS1 inside Kinnick Stadium.
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