Iowa football: Kirk Ferentz to get contract extension

UPDATE: Kirk Ferentz has agreed to an extension good for ten years and $45 million. It keeps him with the Hawkeyes through the 2026 season.

I am pleased and proud to continue as head coach of the University of Iowa football team through 2026. It is a tremendous privilege and responsibility to lead the Iowa football program,” Ferentz said. “I am extraordinarily proud of our program, our players, and our supportive fans. I appreciate the trust and confidence demonstrated by Athletic Director Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld – and I look forward to continuing our winning tradition.


Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has done a great job with the Hawkeyes over the last few years. The team is favored to get back to the Big Ten Championship Game and it looks like the head coach will be getting another extension pretty soon.

Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel reported that Ferentz is likely going to get an extension to his contract pretty soon. The 18-year coach is currently under contract through the 2020 season, which would be his 22nd year with the Hawkeyes.

Ferentz has been with the Hawkeyes since 1999 and he has led them to a 128-87 record with two Big Ten titles and 13 bowl appearances. The team went 12-0 last year and made the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1990.

The team certainly has a chance to make a big impact in the Big Ten once again and Ferentz is certainly going to be a part of that success.

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