Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz saw his Hawkeyes drop to 6-6 last season, leaving them at out of a bowl for the first time since 2000. Could all that be remedied by pragmatic methods, such as promoting more consistent play? Or some hippie-dippie new agey “life skills mentor”?
That picture might have taken away some of the suspense, coupled with the fact that redoubled effort doesn’t typically make the best sports blog fodder. Indeed, life coach it is, reports the WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS COURIER.
“It will be a person who will help pull ideas together,” Ferentz said. “We have endless resources in our community and state — former players, community members, state members who could be helpful in mentoring our players. We’re looking to have someone to coordinate that.”
It was this time last spring when former Hawkeye Ryan Bain was arrested for disorderly conduct, triggering a series of events that saw 14 Iowa players arrested or ticketed 19 times in a span of 10 months.
The charges included credit card fraud, domestic assault, drunken driving, theft, underage possession of alcohol and, most recently, possession of marijuana and prescription drugs.”
Well, I have to say that’s a little disappointing. That sounds like they’re more in the market for some play-hard-and-fly-right community presence over the holistic medicine, dreamcatcher-toting mysticist. Who knew the latter wouldn’t fly in Iowa?