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Hawkeye Staff changes

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Iowa gives well deserve raises to their DC and LB coaches.

They fire their WR coach.

No OC yet, but this work suggests:

1. Ferentz is NOT retiring this year (this surprises me).
2. They are making room on staff for OC to bring in people on offensive side that the OC wants to work with to make significant revamp in Iowa football. Spring ball in Iowa city maybe very interesting, even closed to the public if they are making major changes in what they do....

 

Iowa gives well deserve raises to their DC and LB coaches.

They fire their WR coach.

No OC yet, but this work suggests:

1. Ferentz is NOT retiring this year (this surprises me).
2. They are making room on staff for OC to bring in people on offensive side that the OC wants to work with to make significant revamp in Iowa football. Spring ball in Iowa city maybe very interesting, even closed to the public if they are making major changes in what they do....

 



Iowa gives well deserve raises to their DC and LB coaches.

They fire their WR coach.

No OC yet, but this work suggests:

1. Ferentz is NOT retiring this year (this surprises me).
2. They are making room on staff for OC to bring in people on offensive side that the OC wants to work with to make significant revamp in Iowa football. Spring ball in Iowa city maybe very interesting, even closed to the public if they are making major changes in what they do....


I would love to be a fly on the wall when Ferentz interviews OC candidates.
 
First question: Ok, just how much do you expect to throw?

With Iowa I've always wondered how much of their offense is a 'Chicken or Egg' thing.

During Ferentz' tenure they've typically had good lines, some QB's who could throw the ball, good TE's and RB's, but few really game changing receivers. Early in his career there, their style of offense was not unique in college football, though it has morphed into an even more conservative version of what they used to run. Now plenty of teams have successfully thrown the ball with the personnel limitations Iowa has, but are the limitations because of the offense or is the offense because of the limitations? I've frequently given Ferentz credit for winning the way he can, but is that it? Is he winning the way he can or the only way he knows how and that's limiting who's coming to play in Iowa City?

If Chryst was really offered and turned it down, that's interesting in that Chryst's style of play wasn't markedly different from what Iowa would do well running. Power running game with timely play action passing. Sounds like Ferentz isn't interested in deviating from the Iowa formula too much if that was his play.

I don't know who ultimately ends up there, but it will likely make for an interesting fall.
 




With Iowa I've always wondered how much of their offense is a 'Chicken or Egg' thing.

During Ferentz' tenure they've typically had good lines, some QB's who could throw the ball, good TE's and RB's, but few really game changing receivers. Early in his career there, their style of offense was not unique in college football, though it has morphed into an even more conservative version of what they used to run. Now plenty of teams have successfully thrown the ball with the personnel limitations Iowa has, but are the limitations because of the offense or is the offense because of the limitations? I've frequently given Ferentz credit for winning the way he can, but is that it? Is he winning the way he can or the only way he knows how and that's limiting who's coming to play in Iowa City?

If Chryst was really offered and turned it down, that's interesting in that Chryst's style of play wasn't markedly different from what Iowa would do well running. Power running game with timely play action passing. Sounds like Ferentz isn't interested in deviating from the Iowa formula too much if that was his play.

I don't know who ultimately ends up there, but it will likely make for an interesting fall.
Yea, rock and a hard place, see Chryst right? Iowas defense was only on occasion superceeded by wiscys. Now wiscys changed the format and their D has slipped, quick check 39th, still respectable with a good effective O, but unlike the top ten finishes in the past.

I suspect its a rinse and repeat in for nothing else his respect for his staff by not rocking the boat too much.
After KF, bedlam
 
Yea, rock and a hard place, see Chryst right? Iowas defense was only on occasion superceeded by wiscys. Now wiscys changed the format and their D has slipped, quick check 39th, still respectable with a good effective O, but unlike the top ten finishes in the past.

I suspect its a rinse and repeat in for nothing else his respect for his staff by not rocking the boat too much.
After KF, bedlam
Badgers overall, 47th. Huskers? .... #70. For some reason, Ditch Chickens, #29 :wow:

https://masseyratings.com/ranks
 
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Overall Badgers, 48th. Huskers? .... #70. For some reason, Ditch Chickens, #29 :wow:

https://masseyratings.com/ranks
I find it interesting they said January for their new OC, they're running out of time. Wiscy hasnt shown its on an upwards path.
Last year wasn't much for us, and the close thing has been played to death, but we lost most those games and didn't just get beat with no answers.
Sometimes there's a logic to football that can't be programmed in, such as is a turnover just a turnover or did it cost you the game?
 





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