Ferentz quietly getting the job done

Updated: August 20, 2009, 9:48 AM ET
By Bill Kurelic

Much has been made in Big Ten circles regarding the recruiting success of Joe Paterno (Penn State), Jim Tressel (Ohio State) and Rich Rodriguez (Michigan). The Nittany Lions have the No. 5 overall class in the ESPN.com recruiting rankings, the Buckeyes check in at No. 9 and the Wolverines have received their fair share of accolades.

However, the job Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is doing should not be minimized. He has won plenty of games with classes that were not highly regarded at the time ...

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