Iowa has named its next offensive coordinator.
This past Friday, Iowa offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Greg Davis officially called it a career after 43 years in the industry. Monday, the program named his replacement.
Head coach Kirk Ferentz will promote his son Brian to the position. Ferentz previously served as the offensive line coach.
Iowa OL coach Brian Ferentz, head coach Kirk’s son, named offensive coordinator for Hawkeyes
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Ferentz also played for the program form 2002-2005 and had short NFL stints with the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. Here’s more, via Iowa:
“Brian has been an integral member of our offensive coaching staff for five years, bringing national recognition to our offensive line and new levels of success in our running game,” said Kirk Ferentz. “Brian’s coaching experience here at Iowa, coupled with his time in the NFL, has prepared him well for his new responsibilities as the offensive coordinator for Iowa football.”
“It is an honor and privilege to be named offensive coordinator for the University of Iowa football program,” said Brian Ferentz. “As a member of the Hawkeye coaching staff, a former player and a kid who grew up around the black and gold, this is a special day for my family and me.”
Ferentz will be tasked with turning around an Iowa offense that ranked 121st overall in total offense last year.