Big Ten: Ferentz Weighs In On Personnel

Big Ten: Ferentz Weighs In On Personnel

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz highlighted the efforts of some his players following last week’s mater-of-fact 34-7 victory over Tennessee Tech, but made no excuses for players who had ball control issues created by the wet and rainy conditions at Kinnick Stadium.

Running back Marcus Coker’s performance certainly was a sore subject given how the sophomore fumbled the ball twice—one of which was recovered by the opposition— and gained a paltry 41 yards on 11 carries.

“He’s going to bounce back. Marcus is a good football player first of all, but more importantly he’s a quality person,” said the 13th year Hawkeye head coach. “I’m glad he didn’t use the weather or the conditions as an excuse or crutch.”

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