There’s going to come a time when Iowa is searching for a new head football coach. With Kirk Ferentz entering his 21st year and just a few months away from age 64, a change will probably come within the next decade.
So, when Ferentz does step down from his post, who will take his spot? One potential answer to that question is Ferentz’s son and current offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.
Brian Ferentz talked with Hawk Central about that possibility, but he remained modest during the interview. He didn’t seem to worried about having to worry about that potential responsibility just yet.
“I’ve got to tell you, I’m not really at the point in my life where I’m really worried about, ‘Hey, I want to be a head coach.’ Or, ‘I want to do this,'” Ferentz told Hawk Central. “I come to work every day, and I just want to do my job as well as I can. I feel like if you do that, perhaps you have some opportunities. But every opportunity is not a good opportunity, either.
“As far as being a head coach, shoot, who knows? I don’t know what the future holds,” he said. “As far as being the head coach at Iowa, I just think that’s silly. I haven’t done much of anything.”
Following his professional football career, Ferentz spent four seasons on staff under Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots. He then joined his father in Iowa City in 2012, serving as the offensive line coach until 2016.
In 2017, Ferentz was promoted to offensive coordinator, which is the position he currently holds.
While Brian Ferentz has had plenty of experience in coaching, it took his father over 20 years of experience before landing the job at Iowa. Perhaps that’s why Brian thinks he “hasn’t done much of anything,” quite yet.