CHICAGO (AP) Kirk Ferentz enters his 19th season as Iowa as the longest tenured Bowl Subdivision coach in the country. He isn't dwelling much on his longevity.
"I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it," Ferentz said Monday at Big Ten media days. "I feel very, very fortunate. This will be my, I guess, 28th year at Iowa and feel fortunate that, in 1981, I somehow, some way, ended up there as an assistant."
Bob Stoops was the longest-tenured active coach in major college football, taking the job at Oklahoma a day before Ferentz started at Iowa. But Stoops retired this summer after 18 seasons, leaving the stage to Ferentz.