Latest Kirk Ferentz News

Iowa looking to plug holes at TE, DL in the offseason

Jan. 17, 2019 5:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Thursday identified defensive line and tight end as the team's biggest concerns heading into the offseason. The Hawkeyes, who finished 9-4 and ranked 25th after beating Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl, lost a program-high four players who left school...

Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson leaving for the NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2019 1:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's recruiting pitch will be bolstered by the fact that four of its players decided to leave early after receiving encouraging draft grades from the NFL. It might also make next season tougher than ever. The Hawkeyes announced on Monday that T.J. Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore,...

Iowa rallies past No. 18 Mississippi State in Outback Bowl

Jan. 1, 2019 5:45 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a yard on the last play of the Outback Bowl, pushing their final rushing total to minus 15 yards, and didn't mind a bit. They ran the play from victory formation. Safety Jake Gervase's interception in the end zone helped preserve a late lead, and a ball-hawking...

Back in Outback Bowl, Iowa is underdog vs Mississippi State

Dec. 31, 2018 12:06 PM EST

In his 20 seasons leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz has coached as many games in Tampa as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio. And he's back for another one. The Hawkeyes make their sixth Outback Bowl appearance Tuesday when they face No. 18 Mississippi State. "There are no bad bowls," Ferentz said....

Bulldogs face Iowa with shot at biggest bowl win in 8 years

Dec. 31, 2018 11:28 AM EST

Outback Bowl: Iowa (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4), Tuesday, noon, Eastern (ESPN2) Line: Mississippi State by 7. Series Record: first meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE The No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs have a shot at their biggest bowl win since they beat Michigan in the Gator Bowl eight years ago. They have a...