Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz Has Message For Team
Iowa head football Kirk Ferentz has a message for his team.
In response to claims that there are culture issues the Hawkeyes that need to be cleaned up, the 64-year-old insisted that he takes full responsibility.
The buck stops with him, Ferentz maintains, and he will do better.
Speaking to the media this week, Ferentz acknowledged that the issues are real and need to be dealt with.
“I am responsible, period,” Ferentz said.
“As the head coach, I am responsible for all facets of the program. I take pride in having an NFL-style professional program which means position coaches have a lot of autonomy when it comes to curriculum and coaching style.
“The former players’ experiences underscore the need for me to be more involved with every aspect of the program, so coaches and staff are carrying out their responsibilities in a manner consistent with my expectations.
“While there may always be blind spots for any leader, I must be more vigilant in identifying them.”
Iowa finished last season 10-3 – posting a 6-3 in-conference record.
It will be interesting to see if the Hawkeyes can build on that success this season – presuming a season even takes place in 2020.