Hayden Fry will forever be remembered for doing what many thought was impossible at the time by returning the Iowa football program to glory.
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BY WILLIAM PETROSKI — DES MOINES REGISTER Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he won’t order University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz to repaint the pink locker room for visiting teams at Kinnick Stadium, saying the governor shouldn’t “micromanage” the Hawkeyes football team. Branstad, speaking at his weekly news briefing at the Iowa Capitol, was [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hayden Fry turned 84 years old Thursday, and Iowa’s legendary football coach admits his memory is slipping. “I can remember every game we won,” Fry said, “and I can’t remember one we lost.” Speaking Thursday from his home in Mesquite, Nev., Fry made his comments via Skype to a group gathered [...]
Hayden Fry’s doctor has told him that the best medicine for dealing with cancer is to get a small pet, and to keep his sense of humor. Fry has taken both to heart. The University of Iowa football coaching legend, who turns 84 today, has lived with wife, Shirley, along a golf course in the [...]
Iowa has had two head football coaches, Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz, since 1979. That longevity has been rewarded with five Big Ten titles and 24 bowl appearances. Solidarity has also been a staple of their coaching staffs. But change happens. In Thursday’s case, a lot of change. Ferentz announced Thursday that he has added Bobby [...]
Nobody was more shocked than Hayden Fry when news hit Tuesday that Bret Bielema would become the new football coach at Arkansas. “You’ve gotta be kidding,” said Fry, who coached Iowa from 1979-98. “He took the job at Arkansas, and he’s going to the Rose Bowl?” Fry’s reaction reflected conversations taking place around water coolers, [...]
Randy Peterson of The Des Moines Register answers five questions from fans: You were around Hayden Fry and now Kirk Ferentz. How would you compare Ferentz’s blowup Tuesday to some of Fry’s? Fry usually picked one press conference a year to lecture reporters, and often he did it to deflect team issues. I never heard [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – If this isn’t rock bottom for the Iowa football team under coach Kirk Ferentz, name another moment. Iowa played a turnover-free game, committed just two penalties, recovered three fumbles — one for a touchdown — benefited repeatedly from opponent penalties and STILL lost to Purdue on Saturday. At home … … [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – Second division, eh? That still could happen, but at 7 p.m. Saturday, Penn State and Iowa play a Big Ten Conference football game at Kinnick Stadium, both with an opportunity to make a divisional statement. For Iowa, it’s a chance to be 3-0 in the conference for only the third time [...]
The creator of the “wings” jersey admits he’d like a do-over on the design.