Kirk Ferentz appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Iowa Football' started by tick2266, Aug 2, 2020 at 2:34 PM.

  1. tick2266

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    Too much negativity for a man that has given so much. I know we can collectively list a plethora of things about Kirk that we appreciate.
    I have watched a couples games this weekend and would like to applaud team discipline. Whether Iowa players are making a big play or swarming to the ball, they don’t stop to harass the other team’s players. I see players on other teams stop to jaw with the opposing team or dance around the field (even after a 10 yard gain). Go Hawks.
     
  2. Hawky42

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    He's a solid coach I suppose.
     
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    Kirk must have had excellent parents. He was raised the right way. Much respect
     
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    Ferentz has Iowa in the hunt most years, and seems to run a clean program. This year's issues have been fermenting for a while so I was shocked that he seems to have been caught so off-guard, but he has handled it well. I look for good things from this program in the future.
     
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    You da man kirky!!!
     
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    A lot of kids play/played in the NFL that had no other P5 offers.
     
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    I didn't play for him and I don't know him, but Kirk is the Captain in my eyes and always will be. He's a man that I admire greatly.
     
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    Wouldn't trade him for anyone.
     
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    Very glad that Kirk is our coach. I know he will work hard to address the concerns that have been brought forward by some of our former players and improve the experience for all the Hawkeyes. Go Hawks !
     
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    I am so happy to have Kirk leading our team. He is great coach and an even better person.
     
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    Kirk Ferentz is a class act. He has represented the university of Iowa as a class act since his first day on the job.
     
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    Kirk fits Iowa. That’s why it hurt when all this controversy happened. He is us and we are him.

    Kirk and we the fans have listened, learned and are ready to move forward in a positive way for everybody.

    Go Hawks!
     
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    Wouldn’t have anymore else leading the team. Hopefully he’s got another 10 great years in him.
     
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    From 1-10 in year 1 to a pair of Big Ten Titles by 2005, to an Orange Bowl win, and our current 3 game win streak in bowls with a 10 win season, #15 ranking, and an absolute domination over blueblood USC. It’s great to be a Hawkeye. Glad he’s our captain.

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    KF is a perfect fit for Iowa football. He is human and has made mistakes but he is man enough to admit when he has screwed up.
    I support him knowing he is an honorable man who will do the right thing.
     
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    Check this out & watch:

     
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    2 Big ten championships, 1 west championship, BiG coach of the year 4 times, most wins of any UI coach, winning record in bowl games, 6 ten plus ten win seasons and doing all this running a clean program with 2 and 3* talent. I'm proud he's our coach. ;)
     
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    A better team. A better program. And we'll do it together.

    check this out & watch:

     
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    I think Kirk has done a great job for the Hawks.
     
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    My fav thing about KF is hes run a pretty clean program. Plus hes sent thousands of people out in to this world better people.
     
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    I don’t know if it’s been thousands. Figure 25 kids tops per recruiting class over 22 years, that’s 550.
     
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    Coaching staff, trainers, S&C etc etc Geez
     
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    Ill skip waxing on how decent a guy he is coz he is. Appreciate hiis low key and dignified behavior. Most of all absolutely enjoy the style of football his teams play on both O and D. The pro sets and controlled offense, and disciplined defense. With KF teams, Ive never felt like we were out of a game before it began no matter who the opponent and that makes for great football experiences.
     
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    That's a good listen. Thanks Fran.

    There is a continuum of discipline - on one end it's "let 'em do what they want" and at the other end is the Marines. A parent, a teacher, a CEO, a coach - you are charged with finding the spot on that continuum that allows your family, classroom, company or team to function at it's highest level.

    There is also a continuum of love - from hugs and kisses all the time to tough love.

    And finally, there is the continuum of success that results from everything else - champions all the time or somewhere at the bottom.

    I think KF comes as close to hitting that balance as anyone I have seen over a long period of time.
     
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    You are forgetting the walk-ons, etc.
     
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    After all this it's clear he represents the state of Iowa as well as anyone, you can decide if that's a compliment or not
     
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    There are times when he deserves criticism, but what coach doesn't.

    Holistically, there is no one better.
     
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    Think there’s been 1450 walk-ons?
     
  29. IowaNiceHawk

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    Anyone who is negative toward Captain Kirk needs to have their
    Psych meds checked.

    #gohawks
     
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    The last sentence is so true. We are still in nearly every game going into the fourth quarter...win many, lose a few.

    I think he'll turn the present negatives into a long-term positive. Strong leaders do that.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised
     
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    I'd hope that million dollars also helped one or two kids :)
     
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    That would be like 70 new faces every year, which is about 5 times more than we’ll usually take.

    Again, if we’re talking scholarship players, walkons, assistant coaches, S&C staff, video, and trainers since 1999, I don’t think it’s going to be anywhere close to 2000 (the smallest number that we can call “thousands”).

    Just found that “thousands” comment funny.
     
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    You're forgetting about the fans and non-fans alike that have been positively impacted by KF. Including those it's probably hundreds of thousands if not millions ;)
     
  35. BBHawk

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    Somehow my winkie disappeared

    Edit - AARGH! I used an android winkie instead of the one from the editor on this site. It gets wiped out upon saving.

    So add this to my post: ;)
     
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    I think history will regard KF as the best coach ever at Iowa and one of the top three or four all time in the B1G.
     
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    He is a very good coach and a better person.
     

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