Kirk Ferentz Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks with reporters during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at the Hansen Football Performance Center in Iowa City, Iowa. 221018 Kirk Ferentz 008 Jpg

After another brutal day for Iowa’s offense against No. 2 ranked Ohio State last weekend, head coach Kirk Ferentz received a ton of criticism for not making a change at the quarterback position or replacing his son as offensive coordinator.

It appears that he is getting tired of the constant criticism that he has faced from the media for his team’s historically poor offense, and he is now taking the offensive against the media.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Ferentz revealed that he feels that he was being “interrogated” on Saturday and that he is proud of how his players have handled the media.

“I complimented the guys on Sunday during some of the interrogations that I experience on Saturday. It dawned on me coming home that as bad as today was it could have been worse. I could have been that guy (while pointing at a media member), I could have had his job and acted like he did. Could’ve been a hell of a lot worse, right?”

Many did not agree with Ferentz’s approach of publicly bashing the media for their seemingly reasonable questions considering how poor Iowa’s offense has truly been.

Iowa ranks dead last in yards-per-game on offense this year, so the criticisms coming his way are certainly fair.

These questions about his future will only continue to come if there isn’t some sort of serious change that improves things offensively.

It seems very comical that he is playing the victim, blasting media members for how they do their job while Ferentz continues to underperform at his job. His tenure at Iowa dates all the way back to 1999, but things have taken a pretty drastic turn for the worse, which raises some serious questions about his future at the program moving forward.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.