Iowa's Kirk Ferentz isn't a fan of the new overtime rules
We officially have 1 coach from the B1G who doesn’t like the new overtime rules.
During Kirk Ferentz’s presser on Tuesday, he was asked about that 9 OT thriller between Penn State and Illinois this past Saturday and if the rule change is good for college football.
He wasn’t a fan.
Kirk Ferentz on the new overtime rules and if that's how a game should be decided: No, not for me."
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) October 26, 2021
"I'm not sure I'd buy this new rule change."
Ferentz on PSU-Illinois
— Todd Brommelkamp (@ToddBrommelkamp) October 26, 2021
The rule change of 2-point conversions after the 3rd overtime went into effect this season. It was originally starting at 5 overtimes but due to the leadership within college football wanting to shorten the games, they elected to go through with this change.
Both Penn State and Illinois didn’t score on the 2-point plays until the 8th OT when the teams traded conversions. The game finally ended after the 9th OT when Penn State couldn’t answer Illinois scoring on the play before.
It’s unlikely a game will go that deep into OT again this season but if it does and it involves Iowa, we’ll all be waiting to hear his comments afterwards for better or worse.