Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz on the firing of Brian Ferentz as Offensive coordinator

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Monday’s dismissal of his son, Brian, as offensive coordinator is a departure from his normal practice of making staff changes in the off-season.

Interim AD Beth Goetz announced the current season will be Brian’s final one on the staff. The Hawkeyes have the nation’s lowest ranked offense.

Ferentz believes the off-season is the best time to make coaching changes.

Ferentz says he was notified of the decision over the weekend and while he would prefer it be made after the season he respects the chain of command.

Ferentz did not make any players available for interviews and says he wants them to remain focused on Saturday’s game against Northwestern in Wrigley Field.

Ferentz says Deacon Hill remains the starting quarterback. Hill is the nation’s lowest rated quarterback and is completing less than 38 percent of his passes.

Hill remains the starter even though he fumbled twice and threw an interception in a 12-10 loss to Minnesota.



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