IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows the Hawkeyes need to make major step forward next season to appease an increasingly frustrated and apathetic fan base.
Ferentz will try to do so with the same staff that led the program to one of the most disappointing seasons of his 16-year tenure.
Ferentz met with reporters Wednesday for the first time since Iowa's humiliating loss to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Bowl. The Hawkeyes closed a year that began with Big Ten title aspirations with three straight losses and a 7-6 record. They were 4-4 in the Big Ten.