Big Ten lunch links: Ferentz's stability a plus for Iowa

December, 15, 2008
12/15/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

As you might have noticed, we're rolling out our season recaps this week. The posts for Illinois and Indiana are already up, and check back later today for recaps on Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota. 

Coming Tuesday: Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. 

Here's a quick roundup of links before getting back to the recaps.

"You could argue that Hayden Fry stuck around too long as the Iowa coach in the late 1990s, but what a small price to pay for two decades of stability, sunny bowl trips and Fry's classic one-liners.

You could argue that current Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is too stubborn about certain things and too loyal to his assistants.

But you can't argue about whether Ferentz is the right fit for the Iowa job. A person doesn't keep the same job for 10 seasons and win two conference titles without being the right fit."

"All I know is I wasn't performing to my best, the team wasn't doing its best, and maybe we needed a little boost," Boeckman said.

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