Kirk Ferentz thinks all players should have five years of eligibility
The 2019 Big Ten Media Days are coming to a close as we approach Friday night.
Seven teams were featured on Thursday and the other seven have been featured on Friday. Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes were one of those seven on the second day of action.
Following his stint at the podium Friday morning, he joined the crew at BTN and was asked a number of questions. One was about eligibility and the four-game rule that players can now utilize while still taking a redshirt year.
Ferentz talked about how if that rule were put in place just a few years back, QB Nate Stanley would be a junior and not a senior right now. He also believes that four years isn’t enough for certain players.
“I think players should have five years of eligibility,” he said. “If they can play five, then play five.”
This would certainly change the landscape of college football quite a bit. Players could of course still leave for the NFL if they wanted to, but to have five full years of eligibility would help the vast majority of student-athletes.