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If Kirk Ferentz leaves for the Browns...

Posted on: January 4, 2009 12:05 pm

which I hope he won't do, the Iowa football program will have to find a new head coach.  But who?

Ken O'Keefe or Norm Parker- the obvious choice.  These guys have served the Hawkeyes well and are probably the easiest to hire.

Mike Stoops - Obviously his brother Bob won't leave Oklahoma, but Mike would be a good choice.  He played here, so he would be willing to come.  He's from the Midwest so he could recruit here,  He has, over the past three years, taken Arizona to an 18-18 record in an always-competitive Pac-10 conference, often recruiting against his in-state rivals from Arizona State.  He wouldnt have that problem here.  ISU rarely takes many decent recruits away from Iowa.  He just signed a contract extension to keep him at Arizona until 2013, but I'm sure the Iowa athletic department has enough money to get him to leave (witness Kirk's salary of over $2 million per annum).

Tommy Tuberville - My dark horse candidate.  It might be tough to sell him on a Midwest school, but Iowa is a big enough school with name recognition.  He's available, wildly succesful (in 14 years in the SEC, only three losing seasons, took his teams to six bowl wins in nine bids), and has never had less than five wins in a season.  Worth a shot.

Greg Schiano - I'm sure he would at least give Iowa a shot.  Iowa can probably get better recruits than can Rutgers, and he's taken some teams to good bowls over the past few years.

Hayden Fry - Ha ha, but at least try to bring him back.

Category: General
Tags: Coaching
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