Paul Chryst guides unranked Wisconsin past No. 5 LSU 16-14 before a throng at Lambeau Field that won’t be topped if the Packers host the NFC championship game. And he gets what? A game ball? A Spotted Cow? Accolades from Cheeseheads everywhere?
Kirk Ferentz leads Iowa past Miami of Ohio 45-21. . . and he gets a 10-year contract extension worth $4.5 million a year through 2025.
But seriously, hats off to Ferentz, 61, who had four years left at $4 million a year. That kind of coin goes a long way in Iowa City. Some insiders believe Ferentz also is well-positioned to pave the way for his son, Brian, to be his successor. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.