The Iowa Hawkeyes wasted little time in filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Greg Davis.
Davis, the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, who called it quits after 43 years in the football business, announced his retirement last Friday. It took only a weekend for the university to name Brian Ferentz his successor.
Ferentz is the son of Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz, and will now be reporting directly to his dad on the sideline. Brian Ferentz, a three year letterman at Iowa, also enjoyed a brief career in the NFL before becoming the offensive line coach at his alma mater. Making his way through the ranks quickly, it has taken him five years to rise through the ranks at Iowa to become the offensive coordinator.
Iowa OL coach Brian Ferentz, head coach Kirk’s son, named offensive coordinator for Hawkeyes
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Iowa had an up and down season this year which included a victory over Michigan and a 30-3 loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl. Ferentz will be looking to get more out of the offense this year and lead Iowa back to national prominence on a consistent basis.