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Ferentz: 'Coaching is like golf...'

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz recently opened up to the Des Moines Register's Bryce Miller in a very well done interview covering much more than football. Interestingly enough, Feretnz was asked if there was ever a moment where he had things figured out in the coaching profession.

Keep in mind, this is a coach that has had the opportunity to learn under legends like Hayden Fry and Bill Belichick, and is also the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten by a long shot. Ferentz made his point by saying that the coaching profession is a lot like golf.

"It's like golf. You learn that you never have it figured out. It just doesn't allow you to ever feel content, or feel like, 'Boy, we've got this thing wired.' Because you never do."

That is an excellent analogy.

Take a look at the full interview here, including the one moment where Ferentz doubted that they'd ever get things turned around, as well as how he celebrates after a win (spoiler alert: Ben and Jerry's ice cream plays a major role) and the state of the coaching profession in today's world of college football.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.