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Kirk Ferentz Receives Contract Extention

The Iowa Hawkeyes have announced Kirk Ferentz's contract extension. The news comes courtesy of the Iowa Hawkeyes Twitter account:

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The news should come as no surprise, as Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced earlier this summer that the university was working on a contract extension for Ferentz that would bring him to retirement. Kirk Ferentz's contract, which paid a base salary of $4,075,000, was set to expire in January 2020, when Ferentz will be 64 years-old. Coming off his most successful season at the helm of the Hawkeyes, Ferentz is being rewarded with a higher base salary through the contract's end in 2026.

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Ferentz is entering his 18th season in charge of the Hawkeyes, and is the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are coming off their best season since 2004 when they won the Capital One bowl over LSU, 30-25. Last year the Hawkeyes went 12-2 and had a disappointing appearance in the Rose Bowl against Stanford, in which they were blown out 45-16.

Ferentz was the Big Ten coach of the year and also took home the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year for his work during the 2015 campaign.