In a move that probably surprises nobody, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has been named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. He has led the Hawkeyes to their first ever 12-0 season in school history and they will be playing Michigan State for the Big Ten championship on Saturday.
That game will serve as a de facto national quarterfinal as the winner of the game will likely get into the College Football Playoff. Ferentz winning the award was announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
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This is the first time Ferentz has ever won this award and he will likely be in the running for the national coach of the year award as well.
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