College Football: Ferentz Adjusting to New Role as QB Coach

Iowa City — Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz says his job is to make the Iowa offense better and criticism comes with the territory.

The Hawkeyes ranked next to last in the Big Ten in total offense last season despite a 10-4 record and a West division title.

Ferentz says he is trying to get redshirt freshman Joe Labas up to speed this spring so he is able to compete against Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla.

He says no decision will be made on a starting quarterback until preseason practice.

Ferentz was named the quarterbacks coach after Ken O’Keefe retired and says his new role is to help them do their job better.

Typically, the Hawkeyes do not host a spring game but hold a fan event in its place. No announcement on that has been made at this time.