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(Quad City Times)   Out of 102 applicants, the University of Iowa hired Brian Ferentz as their offensive line coach. He'll be paid over $200,000 for his "job," and I'm sure the fact he's the head coach's son had nothing to do with it   (qctimes.com) divider line 51
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2012-03-30 04:52:55 PM  
His 4 years with the Patriots may have been a factor too
 
2012-03-30 09:00:33 PM  

jj325: His 4 years with the Patriots may have been a factor too


For immediate disconsideration?
 
2012-03-30 09:00:57 PM  
They should be punished for such nepotism. Maybe someone should force them to live in Iowa.
 
2012-03-30 09:16:55 PM  

jj325: His 4 years with the Patriots may have been a factor too


Is he going to not win a ring at Iowa too?

/Ducks and Runs
 
2012-03-30 09:39:36 PM  
Ralph Stephens, Professor of Mechanical Engineering: $84,197. In the department since 1965.
Brian Ferentz, Head Coach's Kid: $202,000

Yeah, that sounds legit.

http://www.press-citizen.com/interactive/article/99999999/SALARIES06/ 3 05010061/2011-University-Iowa-SalariesSn-Sz
 
2012-03-30 09:47:58 PM  

jj325: His 4 years with the Patriots may have been a factor too


from wiki: his father Kirk was a former assistant coach under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
 
2012-03-30 09:48:57 PM  
Yeah, the sons of good coaches never go on to be good coaches themselves.

/ever
//go hawks!
 
2012-03-30 09:49:14 PM  
How the hell is the offensive line coach position even up for applications? Coach gets the o-line coach he wants, end of discussion.

Is this some weird State of Iowa rule or something? Did they list the position on Career Builder?
 
2012-03-30 09:50:08 PM  

meddleRPI: Ralph Stephens, Professor of Mechanical Engineering: $84,197. In the department since 1965.
Brian Ferentz, Head Coach's Kid: $202,000


Two completely different departments/funds.

It's like being upset someone in the sweatshops at Nike makes way less than any damn person who works in the US for the company.
 
2012-03-30 09:50:23 PM  

jayhawk88: How the hell is the offensive line coach position even up for applications? Coach gets the o-line coach he wants, end of discussion.

Is this some weird State of Iowa rule or something? Did they list the position on Career Builder?


Publicly funded university. They have to open all positions for applicants.
 
2012-03-30 09:51:28 PM  

jayhawk88: How the hell is the offensive line coach position even up for applications? Coach gets the o-line coach he wants, end of discussion.


I've seen lots and lots of coaching positions put up on NCAA sports' job board.

/was looking for sports information jobs
 
2012-03-30 09:56:59 PM  
and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.
 
2012-03-30 09:59:46 PM  

meddleRPI: jayhawk88: How the hell is the offensive line coach position even up for applications? Coach gets the o-line coach he wants, end of discussion.

Is this some weird State of Iowa rule or something? Did they list the position on Career Builder?

Publicly funded university. They have to open all positions for applicants.


Really? I guess I never knew that.

What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time. Of course that's something a State would do.
 
2012-03-30 10:06:40 PM  
Really? This happens in basketball all the time. Why is it an issue in football?
 
2012-03-30 10:07:14 PM  

jayhawk88: What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time.


HR guys have to eat too.
 
2012-03-30 10:08:53 PM  

macadamnut: jayhawk88: What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time.

HR guys have to eat too.


That's a lie and you know it. They subsist on misery.
 
2012-03-30 10:09:23 PM  
He's coming off of a season of NFL football where he just coached Gronkowski and Hernandez in New England. That guy could get a job anywhere.
 
2012-03-30 10:20:37 PM  
$200,000 really isn't anything special for a BCS assistant. It's probably a little below median.
 
2012-03-30 10:22:35 PM  
Admire him for running what appears to be a clean program, but he's never taken them to the Rose Bowl-the measuring stick for Big 10 coaches. Never really understood the NFL rumors every year with him. Overrated?
 
2012-03-30 10:42:59 PM  
i.imgur.com

/i aint even mad
 
2012-03-30 10:48:20 PM  

jayhawk88: macadamnut: jayhawk88: What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time.

HR guys have to eat too.

That's a lie and you know it. They subsist on misery.



I subsist on misery and coffee.
 
2012-03-30 10:52:04 PM  
I am sure the fact that his dad is a hell of a coach also has nothing to do with it. Mad respect for Kirk.
 
2012-03-30 10:55:27 PM  

10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.


If you're counting washout NFL players and running in the second tier of Big Ten programs sure, they're truly exceptional.

/Ferentz isn't the hot coaching prospect he used to be
 
2012-03-30 10:58:55 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: 10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.

If you're counting washout NFL players and running in the second tier of Big Ten programs sure, they're truly exceptional.

/Ferentz isn't the hot coaching prospect he used to be


I think because everyone knows that he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Dude is one of the classiest head coaches. You should be thankful too because Bielema would jump ship if that job ever opened.
 
2012-03-30 11:05:25 PM  

great_tigers: I think because everyone knows that he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Dude is one of the classiest head coaches. You should be thankful too because Bielema would jump ship if that job ever opened.


Classy doesn't get you recruits in Texas and Florida like it used to. And most Badger fans are resigned to Bielema not being here twenty odd years like Barry was. Maybe the next Badger coach will be an assistant from Iowa that wants a HC job because Iowa refuses to fire a doddering old coach who won't get them into much better than the Outback Bowl.
 
2012-03-30 11:22:24 PM  

10up: Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten.


You say that as if being a slightly-better-than-average coach in a conference of consistently declining quality is a good thing.

Excluding the new guy in Columbus, he's the highest-paid coach in the conference. Two split Big Ten titles in 13 seasons. Two BCS appearances. One BCS win. If Kirk Ferentz is a great coach, then Pat Fitzgerald is the next Nick Saban.
 
2012-03-30 11:41:48 PM  

10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.


Stop.

Brian Ferentz isn't going to sleep with you.
 
2012-03-30 11:58:16 PM  

10up: Yeah, the sons of good coaches never go on to be good coaches themselves.

/ever
//go hawks!


...Jim Mora Jr. is not a good coach. But then, to be fair, his father wasn't either.

/Great with soundbytes, yes.
//Playoffs?
 
2012-03-31 12:30:45 AM  
No sports coach should be paid more than 50% of the highest paid professor. If there is a professor paid $400K at UofI, go for it.
 
2012-03-31 01:13:46 AM  

JosephFinn: No sports coach should be paid more than 50% of the highest paid professor. If there is a professor paid $400K at UofI, go for it.


Even though their program brings in several million dollars each year? Head coaching at a major college is a different beast altogether and they deserve the pay they get (most of them).
 
2012-03-31 02:11:55 AM  

jayhawk88: meddleRPI: jayhawk88: How the hell is the offensive line coach position even up for applications? Coach gets the o-line coach he wants, end of discussion.

Is this some weird State of Iowa rule or something? Did they list the position on Career Builder?

Publicly funded university. They have to open all positions for applicants.

Really? I guess I never knew that.

What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time. Of course that's something a State would do.



You'd rather involve the Fedral Gubmint?

/States' rights!!!!
 
2012-03-31 02:21:32 AM  

10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.


That one-nighter you had with Brian Ferentz was meaningless.

Get over it already. He already forgot about you.
 
2012-03-31 02:28:00 AM  

djkutch: jj325: His 4 years with the Patriots may have been a factor too

For immediate disconsideration?


That IS a good point. It isn't like the Pats have been good defensively. Then again I think that is mostly a personnel problem.
 
2012-03-31 02:29:24 AM  

10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.


I doubt he has a standalone resume.
 
2012-03-31 02:30:15 AM  

jayhawk88: macadamnut: jayhawk88: What a complete and utter waste of everyone's time.

HR guys have to eat too.

That's a lie and you know it. They subsist on misery.


And they aren't guys. They are succubi.
 
2012-03-31 02:31:25 AM  

great_tigers: Ken VeryBigLiar: 10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.

If you're counting washout NFL players and running in the second tier of Big Ten programs sure, they're truly exceptional.

/Ferentz isn't the hot coaching prospect he used to be

I think because everyone knows that he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Dude is one of the classiest head coaches. You should be thankful too because Bielema would jump ship if that job ever opened.


No he wouldn't.

/On Wisconsin.
 
2012-03-31 02:33:03 AM  

great_tigers: I am sure the fact that his dad is a hell of a coach also has nothing to do with it. Mad respect for Kirk.


Great. Therefore Joe Gibbs kids should be coaches.
 
2012-03-31 04:16:34 AM  

great_tigers: Ken VeryBigLiar: 10up: and actually bite me subby. Brian Ferentz has a standalone resume and was a solid player. I'm glad he wants to come learn the next step up from his Dad. Ya know him? Kirk Ferentz. The guy who continuously is courted by NFL franchises in Head Coaching searches? He has a pretty solid resume himself. And NFL experience. From the Hayden Fry coaching tree. Runs a pretty solid program at Iowa considering the state of the Big Ten. With Ken O'Keefe AND Norm Parker gone this year ..I guess he gets to start building his own tree.

If you're counting washout NFL players and running in the second tier of Big Ten programs sure, they're truly exceptional.

/Ferentz isn't the hot coaching prospect he used to be

I think because everyone knows that he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Dude is one of the classiest head coaches. You should be thankful too because Bielema would jump ship if that job ever opened.




We can only hope then maybe we can get a head coach that understands clock management. On the other hand he appears to do a fantastic job surrounding himself by quality people, both coaching staff and players. Maybe the last two seasons have taught him something about clock management though.


(Also thanks Ole Miss for probably the best O'line coach in college football, and thanks ACC schools for chasing out two good QB's to let the Badgers actually have a chance competing last year and the next two years, some really down luck on the QB's that have been recruited (one flunked out, one can't feel his throwing arm, one has no right knee, and the new recruit just had surgery on his shoulder, and the other two are really kind of ehhhh not good they can hand the ball off though! Heck even the Maryland QB broke his arm (non-throwing) last season).

Also no outrage over Iowa's hire, that is not an unusual salary for some assistants in college football, in particular with his credentials. Was being the head coaches son helpful yeah, but it is not like they hired someone that did not have the credentials for the position. Also in relation to pay, they paid another new assistant coach 20k less and he has way less experience.
 
2012-03-31 05:41:30 AM  
$200k for an O-Line coach in the NCAA? Iowa, no less? Damn.
 
2012-03-31 07:14:29 AM  

meddleRPI: Ralph Stephens, Professor of Mechanical Engineering: $84,197. In the department since 1965.
Brian Ferentz, Head Coach's Kid: $202,000

Yeah, that sounds legit.

http://www.press-citizen.com/interactive/article/99999999/SALARIES06/ 3 05010061/2011-University-Iowa-SalariesSn-Sz


I'm sure that as soon as you can find 50,000 people who are willing to shell out $40 to watch engineering students run their calculations, Ralph can expect a pay raise. Find a network willing to televise it and he may even get a multi-year contract.
 
2012-03-31 07:58:50 AM  
As nepotism goes, this one barely registers on my outrage meter. At least this one has a bit of a legitimate work history.

I'd hate to work for my own dad though. I did as a teen, and it sucked.

I bet we could come up with quite a list of coaches that have a son on their staff.
Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech is a local one that comes to mind, and didn't Bobby Bowden have all of his boys on his staff at one time or another?
 
2012-03-31 08:04:34 AM  
So sad state sports programs rob state funding for education. No wonder americans are so stupid. Until you can pay for books and teachers, get the sports programs out of schools. It all comes from the same state purse in the end. Privatize sports out of schools.
 
2012-03-31 09:50:20 AM  

Poison: Admire him for running what appears to be a clean program, ...


Other than the alleged drug ring being run by some his players.

And the time his staff almost killed 13 of their players.
 
2012-03-31 09:57:37 AM  

meddleRPI: Ralph Stephens, Professor of Mechanical Engineering: $84,197. In the department since 1965.
Brian Ferentz, Head Coach's Kid: $202,000

Yeah, that sounds legit.

http://www.press-citizen.com/interactive/article/99999999/SALARIES06/ 3 05010061/2011-University-Iowa-SalariesSn-Sz


If they were paid out of the same pool of money that might matter.
 
2012-03-31 11:01:17 AM  

Cheesus: JosephFinn: No sports coach should be paid more than 50% of the highest paid professor. If there is a professor paid $400K at UofI, go for it.

Even though their program brings in several million dollars each year? Head coaching at a major college is a different beast altogether and they deserve the pay they get (most of them).


If they were running a business, sure, but this is a state college.
 
2012-03-31 11:15:22 AM  

Phorever_Phailurz: So sad state sports programs rob state funding for education. No wonder americans are so stupid. Until you can pay for books and teachers, get the sports programs out of schools. It all comes from the same state purse in the end. Privatize sports out of schools.


You have no idea how budgets work, do you?
 
2012-03-31 11:37:15 AM  
Kyle Shanahan and Brian Schottenheimer see nothing unusual about this story.
 
2012-03-31 03:26:48 PM  

Moopy Mac: Poison: Admire him for running what appears to be a clean program, ...

Other than the alleged drug ring being run by some his players.

And the time his staff almost killed 13 of their players.


Forgot about that. See? Overrated.
 
2012-03-31 03:47:37 PM  

IAmRight: looking for sports information jobs


Go check out the job center at cosida.com as well if you haven't already.

/SID
//We need more good ones
 
2012-03-31 04:14:45 PM  

CommiePuddin: Go check out the job center at cosida.com as well if you haven't already.


I've since managed to get a pretty sweet job outside of the sports industry, but thanks for the bookmark for potential use later!
 
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