Brian Ferentz is being let go as the offensive coordinator at Iowa. Though the son of Kirk Ferentz will finish out the season (including the bowl game), interim AD Beth Goetz confirmed the OC will not return in 2024.

Following that announcement, Brian Ferentz released a statement through ESPN’s Pete Thamel. He pointed to the opportunity to work at Iowa as “an honor” and said it was always his goal to contribute to the football team’s success.

“For the vast majority of my adult life, I have had the privilege to represent the University of Iowa as a football player and coach. I have always considered and will always consider it an honor,” said Ferentz.


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“In that time my singular goal has been to contribute to the football team’s success. As long as I am employed by the University of Iowa my stated goal will not change. My priority will continue to be the well-being of our students and the success of our team.”

Ferentz played along the offensive line for Iowa from 2001-05. He eventually returned to Iowa City as the offensive line coach in 2012 and moved to become the team’s offensive coordinator and RBs coach in 2017.

During the past two seasons, Ferentz has served as the OC and QB coach. The Hawkeyes have continued to underwhelm on the offensive side of the ball, and, as a result, Ferentz has finally been notified he will be relieved of his post.