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Which statement do you personally think is more accurate regarding KF?
A) He is comfortable with their system, recruiting is about par for the course, and feels they just need to clean up some things heading into next year.
B) He is buckling down, shaking up some things (or at least planning a few new wrinkles) and is working twice as hard on the recruiting trail
*not sure how to post a poll, so just answer with "A" or "B"
This post was edited by Herkuleez 16 months ago
Wrestling owns the Olympics
I could honestly go with A and B. I like the first and last parts of A and B.
Is there a Plan C?
The Hawkeyes will be back in 2013.
That's my prediction and I'm sticking with it.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
We don't realize the effort our coaches put into setting the table for a great season. When they fail as badly as they did this past season, it inspires them to reach back for even more. I think B suggests that, even though I suspect the effort is even greater than that.
It better be "B", or it will be a disappointing future for Hawkeye football fans.
I have to agree with this, I remember during the 2006 season when they dropped off at the end and finished 6-6, not playing well at all, Kirk made some comment about the work needed to be changed heading into bowl preparation and he did a lot of different things that he had not done in a while including more work from himself with the players.
They ended up losing that Alamo Bowl to Texas, but played very competitively and had a shot at winning.
I dont know how to answer this, if he was working so hard on the recruiting trail I think we would be hearing more about it. So I would have to go with A in his eyes.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
A couple weeks ago, the coaches were hitting the recruiting incredibly hard. Actually I believe it was the next monday after the Nebraska loss. I believe it is a dead period right now, so obviously they can't hit the trail (can anyone clarify this?). The staff seems to be putting in the time. That's all I can ask. We have the potential to finish out the class with some decent/good recruits.
The hard work in the recruiting trail hasn't exactly produced stellar results however.
Edit: I see where you are coming from though Hawkibrad
This post was edited by ChicagoHawk 16 months ago
You're right - it's a Dead Period, so coaches can only make one phone call per week, and aren't allowed to visit any recruits. As always, recruits are allowed to initiate any contact they'd like.
While Iowa has certainly missed on some top targets, I've never gotten the impression that the Hawkeyes were getting outworked on the recruiting trail, at least per person. Iowa is often undermanned since the coordinators aren't as active as other schools' coordinators are, but the Hawkeye coaches that are on the road do work very hard.
I did not realize that they could initiate contact. That's new to me. Thanks for the clarification!
I did like to hear that Kirk was out on the trail, I didn't realize it was a dead period so dat be my fault. I just hope it keeps up we have some severe talent to make up for that we have lost
You're welcome. There are some recruits that talk to certain college coaches literally every single day. Sometimes it's over Facebook, and other times the recruit calls the coach.
I think its a little bit of both, but with tweaks...."He is comfortable with their system (no one can surely suggest that it doesn't work, can they?), recruiting [results] are about par for the course (Iowa isn't sexy after all), but he is working [a little bit] harder on the recruiting trail (in the fact that he is actually recruiting)."
Since its 2 parts A, and 1 part B...I'd call it AAB.
It's hard to choose one or the other.
A. Ferentz showed this year that he's comfortable with his system and even with new coordinators, the philosophy isn't changing.
B. Looking at recruiting, the parts of the country Ferentz focuses on doesn't seem to be changing much.
I'm confident the staff puts in a lot of effort recruiting. Only time will tell.
He is definitely, finally, not A -- but the problem lies in the fact that, even though realization about A is coming into play, he is stil stubborn enough and set in his ways, that B won't come to fruition. He will contemplate like he always does, and will finally come to the conclustion that his system has worked well for him all these years, and will stay the course. It's simply his way.
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