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College Football World Reacts To Controversial Kirk Ferentz News

A closeup of Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz wearing a Hawkeyes hoodie and a headset.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes is seen during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Iowa was dismantled by Ohio State on the road. It was a long afternoon for Kirk Ferentz's squad. 

Speaking to the media Tuesday, Ferentz said he complimented his players on how they handled the media following the blowout loss to Ohio State. 

Ferentz then made a very bizarre comment about "the interrogation" he dealt with from reporters on Saturday.  

"I complimented the guys on Sunday because of the questioning, in some cases, the interrogation on Saturday that I experienced. It dawned on me coming home - as bad as today was, I could have been that guy," Ferentz said. "Had his job and act like he did. Could've been a hell of a lot worse, right?" 

Unsurprisingly, Ferentz is receiving a ton of heat for these remarks. 

"This ain't it Kirk," one fan said. 

Another fan tweeted, "Remember when LeBron said this and people crucified him?"

"I fully appreciate the career Kirk has had at Iowa," a Hawkeyes fan tweeted. "His name will be etched in Hawkeye Football history. But please spare us the 'I’m the victim here' nonsense."

Iowa is 3-4 heading into this Saturday's game against Northwestern. 

If the Hawkeyes don't turn things around fast, the program may have to consider serious changes.