Scott Pioli, the man that had Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz’s name linked to NFL jobs for years, is out as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. The team announced in a statement Friday that the two sides have “mutually parted ways” after four seasons marked by poor personnel decisions and failed coaching hires. [...]
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As frustrating as it is for the media and for fans, Kirk Ferentz is smart to say nothing publicly about the rumors linking him to NFL jobs. It’s not often that a college head coming off a 4-8 season gets mentioned for an NFL job, but Ferentz is an exception. Even if the rumor about [...]
Black Monday. You’ve seen the list of the potential NFL firings, and you’ve heard Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz mentioned as a possible replacement – again linking him to his friend, Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli. It’s a Ferentz annual occurrence – as predictable as some people call the Hawkeyes’ pro-style offense. When asked for comment [...]
Kirk Ferentz to the Chiefs. Phil Parker moving up to defensive coordinator. One sounds more plausible than another as speculation again swirls around the Iowa football program. If Ferentz’s buddy, Scott Pioli, wasn’t in charge of hiring Todd Haley’s replacement, would the Iowa coach be on the list? And who says the Chiefs even want [...]
Lots of reasons for Ferentz to head to NFL, but head Hawkeye hasn’t taken the bait yet.