Kirk Ferentz discusses crucial adjustments in second half vs Nebraska, brilliant November run for Iowa
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz went on the “Fight for Iowa” podcast on Sunday to discuss a multitude of topics, including the second half against Nebraska and how his team has done the last four weeks.
When Ferentz was asked about his team’s current record on the show, he pointed out it’s not where they wanted to be to start the year but it’s still a good record:
“Our goal at the start of the season wasn’t to be 4-2,” said Ferentz, “But four weeks ago that was the best we could do. I’m proud of what they’ve done the last four weeks.”
Iowa will have a chance to make it five wins in a row when they play Illinois this coming Saturday.
Ferentz was also asked about the Nebraska game, and he especially highlighted the second-half adjustments:
“The staff did a good job making adjustments, especially in the run game,” Ferentz explained. “Little things were holding us back; our offensive guys came up with good suggestions and gave us a chance to get on track.”
Lastly, Ferentz touched on the defensive unit and the job that they did after Nebraska’s opening-drive touchdown in the second half:
“After that first possession that Nebraska had (in the second half), we settled down and obviously shut them out the rest of the way. The defense did a good job and came up huge on that last play,” said Ferentz.
That last play that Ferentz referred to was the sack-fumble that Chauncey Golston had on Adrian Martinez. The ball was recovered by Zach VanVaulkenburg and Iowa ended up winning the game.
"I’m proud of what they’ve done the last four weeks."
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) November 30, 2020