Ferentz Savant-Like Football Memory Thread

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Doug had a quote in the Indiana thread that I've long noted about Ferentz.

I love how Ferentz acts like he can't remember anything, but then has a photographic memory of everything from 30+ years ago.
Ferentz has borderline WTF? references almost every week. Here's this weeks highlight:

Q. Greg Mabin showed a lot of effort tracking down that 88-yard run.

COACH FERENTZ: That has potential to be a really big play anytime that happens. I think back to 2003, Bob Sanders tracked down Jason Avant, who I think just signed somewhere. I think Kansas City. We ended up holding them to a field goal at that point and ended up winning the game by three points. If you're a good football player, you never quit on a play because you just don't know at the end of the game how it's going to factor into the equation. That's something I would hope all our guys would do if somebody breaks out of there.
How the fuck does he remember that? I also like how it would have been easy to bring up Hyde's against NW from just a couple of years ago, but no he goes back to 2003.
 
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when I saw Avant trending on Twitter I remembered that play just because it was one of the most impressive defensive plays I've seen in person
 

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When you spend zero time thinking about how to improve your offense and how to properly manage the game clock, you have a lot of time to bone up on trivia like that.
 
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Earlier this season, Ferentz brought up a 1977 Pitt game in which all they needed to do was salt away the clock, but somehow fumbled and they ended up losing the game. I firmly believe this one game scarred him so badly psychologically that he based his entire offensive football philosophy on it for the rest of his career.
 
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Chandler doesn't get enough credit for being terrible
 
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Chandler doesn't get enough credit for being terrible
Drew Tate waiting in the wings wasn't any good anyway. Good thing he didn't get squat for reps that year.
 

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Doug had a quote in the Indiana thread that I've long noted about Ferentz.

I love how Ferentz acts like he can't remember anything, but then has a photographic memory of everything from 30+ years ago.
Ferentz has borderline WTF? references almost every week. Here's this weeks highlight:

Q. Greg Mabin showed a lot of effort tracking down that 88-yard run.

COACH FERENTZ: That has potential to be a really big play anytime that happens. I think back to 2003, Bob Sanders tracked down Jason Avant, who I think just signed somewhere. I think Kansas City. We ended up holding them to a field goal at that point and ended up winning the game by three points. If you're a good football player, you never quit on a play because you just don't know at the end of the game how it's going to factor into the equation. That's something I would hope all our guys would do if somebody breaks out of there.
How the fuck does he remember that? I also like how it would have been easy to bring up Hyde's against NW from just a couple of years ago, but no he goes back to 2003.
Bob may have been the most important player of the Ferentz era.
 
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Doug had a quote in the Indiana thread that I've long noted about Ferentz.

I love how Ferentz acts like he can't remember anything, but then has a photographic memory of everything from 30+ years ago.
Ferentz has borderline WTF? references almost every week. Here's this weeks highlight:

Q. Greg Mabin showed a lot of effort tracking down that 88-yard run.

COACH FERENTZ: That has potential to be a really big play anytime that happens. I think back to 2003, Bob Sanders tracked down Jason Avant, who I think just signed somewhere. I think Kansas City. We ended up holding them to a field goal at that point and ended up winning the game by three points. If you're a good football player, you never quit on a play because you just don't know at the end of the game how it's going to factor into the equation. That's something I would hope all our guys would do if somebody breaks out of there.
How the fuck does he remember that? I also like how it would have been easy to bring up Hyde's against NW from just a couple of years ago, but no he goes back to 2003.
Bob may have been the most important player of the Ferentz era.

Good thing Iowa doesn't recruit Pennsylvania anymore. Maybe an assistant job for Ed Hinkel might not be a bad idea?
 
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Doug had a quote in the Indiana thread that I've long noted about Ferentz.

I love how Ferentz acts like he can't remember anything, but then has a photographic memory of everything from 30+ years ago.
Ferentz has borderline WTF? references almost every week. Here's this weeks highlight:

Q. Greg Mabin showed a lot of effort tracking down that 88-yard run.

COACH FERENTZ: That has potential to be a really big play anytime that happens. I think back to 2003, Bob Sanders tracked down Jason Avant, who I think just signed somewhere. I think Kansas City. We ended up holding them to a field goal at that point and ended up winning the game by three points. If you're a good football player, you never quit on a play because you just don't know at the end of the game how it's going to factor into the equation. That's something I would hope all our guys would do if somebody breaks out of there.
How the fuck does he remember that? I also like how it would have been easy to bring up Hyde's against NW from just a couple of years ago, but no he goes back to 2003.
Bob was the most important player of the Ferentz era.
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when I saw Avant trending on Twitter I remembered that play just because it was one of the most impressive defensive plays I've seen in person
Yep. Bob chased him down like Avant had cement shoes
 
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Doug had a quote in the Indiana thread that I've long noted about Ferentz.

I love how Ferentz acts like he can't remember anything, but then has a photographic memory of everything from 30+ years ago.
Ferentz has borderline WTF? references almost every week. Here's this weeks highlight:

Q. Greg Mabin showed a lot of effort tracking down that 88-yard run.

COACH FERENTZ: That has potential to be a really big play anytime that happens. I think back to 2003, Bob Sanders tracked down Jason Avant, who I think just signed somewhere. I think Kansas City. We ended up holding them to a field goal at that point and ended up winning the game by three points. If you're a good football player, you never quit on a play because you just don't know at the end of the game how it's going to factor into the equation. That's something I would hope all our guys would do if somebody breaks out of there.
How the fuck does he remember that? I also like how it would have been easy to bring up Hyde's against NW from just a couple of years ago, but no he goes back to 2003.
Bob may have been the most important player of the Ferentz era.
Lowdermilk and Tanner Miller have to be right up there
 

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Ferentz is full of shit. He has a photographic memory.
 

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That video seems ancient. Grass at Kinnick; Michigan was good w/ a white drop back passer; Norm and Ken doing their thing; Kirk w/ dark hair. I also think that was the game we got heralded by the Michigan player as The Bullies...or '02 game....
 

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That video seems ancient. Grass at Kinnick; Michigan was good w/ a white drop back passer; Norm and Ken doing their thing; Kirk w/ dark hair. I also think that was the game we got heralded by the Michigan player as The Bullies...or '02 game....
That was 02 I believe. In 02 Iowa just instilled their will on Michigan.
 
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Like Kirk, think he needs to upgrade with better assistants though. I can see Reese Morgan hanging it up after this year.
 
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Another selective Kirk memory from earlier this season - it was either the week leading up to the Purdue or Indiana game, Jake/CJ speculation was at its zenith. A reporter asked Kirk if he could relate this situation to any previous one involving two close competing quarterbacks and he answered that the only one he could recall was Pete Gales/Gordy Bohannon. Just somehow skimmed right over Stanzi/Christensen and McCann/Banks and jumped all the way back to the disco era.
 
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it's one thing to dislike a coach, it's another to be so bitter towards him over decade-old QB controversies.
 

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It's a gift and a curse. He's already admitted coaches remember negative things even more intensely. His confidence killing conservatism thus grew into what I called the Ferentz Fear Factor since he more greatly remember every aggressive thing that came back to bite him.

The good news is that he burned himself so badly with that last year, that he apparently has now gaining some phobia toward that.
 

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All Heavens et al. wanted was for Kirk to remember and compare a particular QB competition, and Kirk did that this year. That's all it was.
 

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It's a gift and a curse. He's already admitted coaches remember negative things even more intensely. His confidence killing conservatism thus grew into what I called the Ferentz Fear Factor since he more greatly remember every aggressive thing that came back to bite him.

The good news is that he burned himself so badly with that last year, that he apparently has now gaining some phobia toward that.
He was aggressive last year. Went for it on 4th down nearly 2 times per game. That's compared to less than 1x/game in 2009. Not saying that's the only component that goes into being aggressive but we just don't remember some of these things because Iowa still lost.
 

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It's a gift and a curse. He's already admitted coaches remember negative things even more intensely. His confidence killing conservatism thus grew into what I called the Ferentz Fear Factor since he more greatly remember every aggressive thing that came back to bite him.

The good news is that he burned himself so badly with that last year, that he apparently has now gaining some phobia toward that.
He was aggressive last year. Went for it on 4th down nearly 2 times per game. That's compared to less than 1x/game in 2009. Not saying that's the only component that goes into being aggressive but we just don't remember some of these things because Iowa still lost.
Correct. Being aggressive on 4th down and at the end of halves started last year.
 

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All Heavens et al. wanted was for Kirk to remember and compare a particular QB competition, and Kirk did that this year. That's all it was.
:roflmao:
 

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It's a gift and a curse. He's already admitted coaches remember negative things even more intensely. His confidence killing conservatism thus grew into what I called the Ferentz Fear Factor since he more greatly remember every aggressive thing that came back to bite him.

The good news is that he burned himself so badly with that last year, that he apparently has now gaining some phobia toward that.
He was aggressive last year. Went for it on 4th down nearly 2 times per game. That's compared to less than 1x/game in 2009. Not saying that's the only component that goes into being aggressive but we just don't remember some of these things because Iowa still lost.
I'm not really addressing going for it on 4th down, but other aspects such as vertical passing. Plus, sometimes I suspected even the 4th downs were out of fear, a fear of a miss versus a confidence we'll get it.

He sure wasn't aggressive with things like punt returns. Took KMM, who had returned multiple to the house, out of there because he dropped one, and we ended up being ferociously bad at it because of the obsession on ball control.

He sure wasn't aggressive when the Clones came to town. Completely wasted those timeouts on their kicker when we could have had the ball back with about a minute to play.

Oh, enough of it. He's different this year, and I'm glad for it.
 
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Along this line of thought is punt blocks. Iowa was very good in the early and middle 2000's blocking punts. Then in a bowl game (maybe Outback 2006?) Iowa had a roughing the kicker and until recently Iowa was never that aggressive on blocking kicks after that moment.
 

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Not crazy far back but it's always funny how he has such weirdly specific answers.

 

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Not crazy far back but it's always funny how he has such weirdly specific answers.

I gave him some shit when things were bad for not caring, but the older he gets the more apparent that it becomes he cares a whole lot more than anyone even realizes. He is the type of guy that could likely sit down for an evening and give you a complete recap of literally every single year he has coached or played going back to middle school. I bet he remembers nearly every coach, player, ref and key opponents he has ever been associated with.
 

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At some point in my life, I want to have a beer with Kirk and listen to him talk football.
 

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Similar to the Ashley Madison dump.... some day the mods need to release the names of alts and owners.
 

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FaB fucked up last night when he was hammered and blew his cover on his alt.
 

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when I saw Avant trending on Twitter I remembered that play just because it was one of the most impressive defensive plays I've seen in person
Had I seen Avant trending on Twitter I would have thought people finally caught on to how good of a slow jam "Makin' Good Love" was.
 

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“My memory’s not that good,” Ferentz continued (though he would later tick off several specifics about his 17-plus years at the Iowa helm),
 
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Ferentz gets asked recruiting questions and launches not one but two doozies: Marques Simmons dad and some anecdote from 1983.





 
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LOL at Ferentz saying "whatever year" like he doesn't remember it was 1983 (and even after he says December 1).
 

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I'm getting old and there are things that Ferentz does that frustrate the shit out of me, but I fucking love that guy and would rather have him here another 20 years and have the same level of success he has always had rather than suck the toes of these dipshit recruits and whiny fucks like @Heavens
 
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I'm getting old and there are things that Ferentz does that frustrate the shit out of me, but I fucking love that guy and would rather have him here another 20 years and have the same level of success he has always had rather than suck the toes of these dipshit recruits and whiny fucks like @Heavens
I generally agree but just wish he'd get rid of Davis and find a good contemporary pro style offensive coordinator and then fully delegate the offense to said new OC.
 

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I'm getting old and there are things that Ferentz does that frustrate the shit out of me, but I fucking love that guy and would rather have him here another 20 years and have the same level of success he has always had rather than suck the toes of these dipshit recruits and whiny fucks like @Heavens
I generally agree but just wish he'd get rid of Davis and find a good contemporary pro style offensive coordinator and then fully delegate the offense to said new OC.
For sure. He needs to do that and do it in January.
 

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I'm getting old and there are things that Ferentz does that frustrate the shit out of me, but I fucking love that guy and would rather have him here another 20 years and have the same level of success he has always had rather than suck the toes of these dipshit recruits and whiny fucks like @Heavens
Certainly.
 
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