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Iowa OC To Speak With AD After Going On Tirade Following Overturned Call

A general view of the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium.

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 12: Iowa Hawkeyes Kinnick Stadium against Michigan State Spartans November 12, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)

Iowa football's offensive coordinator reportedly flipped out after an instant replay gave Minnesota the ball on a fumble that was initially ruled down.

Brian Ferentz, son of the longtime Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, let loose a torrid stream of expletives in the booth after the referees' decision.

Hawkeyes running back James Butler lost the ball after a 19-yard gain on a pass from Nate Stanley. The team was driving in Minnesota territory, looking to add to a 7-0 lead in the final moments of the first half.

From The Gazette:

Hawkeyes offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz was not happy with the call. As coaches left their coaches box when time expired, Ferentz let out a string of expletives heard by most in the press box — words too blue to reprint here.

Ferentz expressed his unhappiness with the play being reviewed.

When the halftime break was over, security officials were seen outside one of the boxes in the press box. As Ferentz walked by on his way back to his coaches box, he was seen and heard saying, “it’s (expletive) bull----.”

Apparently things were bad enough that the younger Ferentz will have to speak with athletic director Gary Barta about the incident, according to Kirk Ferentz.

“It is serious,” he said on Tuesday morning’s Big Ten football coaches teleconference, “mainly because it’s inappropriate. I addressed it with him, and his supervisor, Gary Barta, will be addressing with him today. We’ve also made the conference aware of it. It’s inappropriate and it can’t happen again.

Iowa won the game 17-10, and will face No. 3 Ohio State this weekend.

[The Gazette]