Nepotism at its finest?

Iowa offensive coordinator and head coach Kirk Ferentz’s son Brian Ferentz received a reworked contract amendment that offers a $112,500 bonus should the Hawkeyes average 25 points per game and obtain a 7-5 record in 2023. Iowa since affirmed that the 25 points per game designation includes defensive points too, significant because nearly 25% of Iowa’s points last season came from defensive touchdowns.

Iowa totaled just over 17 points per game last season. Ferentz’s incentive is underwhelming because it incentivizes mediocracy; 85 DI programs surpassed that mark last year.

The college football world mocked Iowa for the underwhelming incentives Monday afternoon following the original report.