Gould Headshot squareRascal that I am, when Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz was presented with the Eddie Robinson coach of the year award at our Football Writers of America ceremony in Arizona last year, I congratulated him—and reminded him that Hawkeye Nation will be expecting him to improve on last year’s 12-0 regular season this fall.

Ferentz smiled and nodded.

My two favorite things about Ferentz are that he’s unflappable, and he does an excellent job with linemen–especially offensive linemen.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.