Kirk Ferentz annoyed at clapping allegation from Nebraska: 'Are they OK with how I dressed today?'
Iowa defeated Nebraska 26-20 on Saturday, but the victory didn’t come without some drama between head coaches Kirk Ferentz and Scott Frost.
The Huskers had multiple bad snaps in the first half, including one that sailed several feet over the head of quarterback Adrian Martinez.
When Frost was asked about it after the game, he blamed it on the Iowa sideline clapping to confuse center Cam Jurgens.
However, Ferentz wasn’t moved by this explanation. In fact, he scoffed at it.
“Maybe they needed to change their cadence if it interfered with their cadence,” Ferentz said. “What are we talking about? It’s football. Are they OK with how I dressed today?”
Kirk's Response: "Maybe they need to change their cadence if it interfered with their cadence… What are we talking about? It’s football. Are they OK with how I dressed today?” https://t.co/Wv91OE195O
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) November 27, 2020
Here’s video from a different portion of Ferentz’s presser where he’s still clearly annoyed at the implication from Frost:
— Matt Foster (@MattFosterKETV) November 27, 2020
Here’s a transcript of some of Ferentz’s thoughts at his press conference:
This is Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, notified in his press conference that Nebraska spoke up about its concerns that clapping on the Iowa sideline distracted center Cam Jurgens. pic.twitter.com/iilr8tQPcu
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 27, 2020
More video is likely to come, but here’s a clip where you can clearly see an Iowa coach clapping toward the bottom of the screen. It didn’t impact the snap on this play, though.
The physical execution was bad. But the early snap into 2AM that no one was ready for could be explained by the Iowa coach simulating a snap (clap) before the play. Check the coach out by graphic. @damonbenning pic.twitter.com/2dKdwAKoKy
— Steve Selk (@stevenselk) November 27, 2020
Iowa has won six straight games in this series vs. Nebraska and is 4-2 on the year.