Kirk Ferentz dodges questions regarding future at Iowa: 'My plans are to worry about this game'
Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes will see some changes by the end of the 2023 season.
Iowa is 6-2 on the year and has won all 6 of its games exactly how you’d expect: with strong defense and just enough offense. That’s putting it nicely.
Even with a 6-2 record, plenty of fans were happy to hear that OC Brian Ferentz will be stepping down at the end of the season. The Hawkeyes are averaging 19.5 points per game, which is No. 120 in the nation this season.
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On Tuesday, Ferentz was asked how he assesses his future at Iowa with Brian departing from the program. He mostly shied away from answering the question.
Here’s his full response:
“My plans are like they always are: To worry about this game. Bigger scale, bigger picture for these 4 games. That’s where my focus has been this entire season… That’s what I think about, that’s each and every year, it’s been pretty consistent.”
A few minutes later, Ferentz was asked how his relationship with AD Beth Goetz. She was present at the press conference and, of course, pushed the decision to move on from OC Ferentz at the end of the season.
Here’s what Ferentz had to say regarding Goetz and her decision:
“The only forward I’m thinking about right now is now until Saturday,” Ferentz said. “It’s been that way every week of my career quite frankly, that’s how you operate when you’re in each season. There’s a chain of command in everything we do… There’s a chain of command to everything and I respect that, and we move forward.”
Iowa football continues its season this Saturday against a Northwestern squad that just shocked Maryland.