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Ferentz listed among five worst coaches by Sports Illustrated

[ 0 ] July 8, 2013 |

Wow.

Whatever happened to the Kirk Ferentz lovefest that swept through the media during the mid-2000s?

Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated listed his 10 best college football coaches – and his five worst.

Ferentz is on the latter.

As Mandel writes: The 2009 Orange Bowl proved an aberration in Ferentz’s otherwise unimpressive recent tenure. Take away that one 11-2 season and the Hawkeyes are 47-41 since 2005 under their $3.6 million-per-year coach.

Bryce Miller’s column on Tuesday: Ferentz isn’t one of the worst in the country

To some, this might seem unfair. The Hawkeyes did go 9-4 in 2008 and won another eight games in 2010.

But it’s difficult to defend last season’s 4-8 finish.

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About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 15 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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