IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team wrapped up spring drills on Saturday with an public scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium. And with that, Coach Kirk Ferentz worked on his speech for the I-Club circuit set to begin Tuesday in Des Moines.
Saturday’s weather left a lot to be desired and could be partly to blame for a small fan turnout. But it also reflected a faithful less than pleased with the state of the program.
"None of us walked out of the stadium happy be it in Jacksonville (loss to Tennessee in Taxslayer Bowl) or Kinnick (Nebraska loss). We’re disappointed. Neither of those games are representative of what we want to be or who we want to be. We can talk about that all we want but our focus has been on let’s do something about it, what we can do to change things and get better," Ferentz said.
"We’ve had disappointing outcomes before. This is not the first time. I guess if you stay at something long enough, you’re going to go through that and experience it. We certainly did in the front end of my career here. That was not walk in the park. I don’t think the keys to success change. Fans in Iowa want to support the football team. I don’t think that’s changed. It’s our job to give them a reason to support it."
See what else Ferentz had to say Saturday in the videos of his entire post scrimmage press conference here: