To say nothing about the discussion of an eight-man rotation on the defensive line or any potential of needing to be stocked up at running back, where Iowa has lost several players throughout the year. At least health-wise, the Hawkeyes appear completely ready to go with all the players they want suited up and ready to go for kickoff in 23 days.
It’s 23 days that can’t get here soon enough. Six straight losses, and nine months of stewing, is long enough for Hawkeye fans. Ferentz knows it full well.
“I think, especially when you experience disappointing things, and if you do anything it’s worth trying to do, that’s significant and hard to do, you’re going to have disappointing results,” Ferentz said. “It comes with the territory. Maybe somebody is going through life undefeated, coaches, people, whatever, but you’d better be able to deal with it, and if you can’t you probably should look into doing something else. I’m not really thinking about that right now. It’s just part of the deal.”
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