Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz tests positive for COVID-19, will miss part of bowl prep
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release obtained by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 18, 2020
Ferentz is asymptomatic and will take place in Iowa’s next practice virtually. Ferentz praised the program for its handling of the virus.
“We have been fortunate this season to have played eight games and to have very few positive cases,” Ferentz said. “When the team returns to practice on Tuesday, I will participate via Zoom and our collective focus will be on preparing for the bowl game.”
Iowa’s Champions Week game against Michigan was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns but they were the lone team in the B1G West to have played in all 8 of its scheduled regular season games.
Iowa began the season with two narrow losses to Purdue and No. 14 Northwestern but has since gone on a six-game winning streak. Iowa has won by double-digits in five of the six victories.
Iowa will find out its bowl destination on Sunday.