Brian Ferentz gives self-evaluation leading up to Music City Bowl
Brian Ferentz usually wouldn’t be retained on most staffs after Iowa’s woeful offensive production in 2022. Ferentz spoke at Friday’s media availability about how he thought he did during 2022.
When asked by reporters during Friday’s open media session on how he would self-evaluate his play-calling, Brian Ferentz might have missed on the easiest softball question of the afternoon.
“I would say I do the best I could this year with the pieces we had to try to put the team in position to win. Was I successful every week? No. Was I successful enough? I wish we would have won every game we played. That’s the bottom line to me. My evaluation is simple: Are we doing what we need to do to help us win football games? I think the record speaks for itself. We are who our record says we are.”
Brian Ferentz when asked about how he'd self-evaluate himself: I would say I do the best I could this year with the pieces we had to try to put the team in position to win.
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Quarterback play was abysmal this season behind the arms of Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla. Combined, the duo threw for 1,898 yards passing and six touchdowns with seven interceptions. Only tight end Luke Lachey recorded more than one touchdown reception, while Sam La Porta was the only offensive skill player to finish with over 400 receiving yards.
Both Petras and Padilla will be unavailable for the Hawkeyes’ matchup against the Wildcats in Nissan Stadium. Perhaps the addition of Michigan transfer Cade McNamara is the key piece to fixing the persona around Ferentz’s play-calling. Then again, numbers in years past don’t help the OC’s case, either.