Brian kellyright, imo, this very good news for Iowa who desperately needs new blood and direction at the top. I am sure there was meat left on the bone but that's going to be with any AD. I just mean it's hard to argue that the athletic department didn't thrive under his watch, monetarily, and on the field of play. He also actually won with both Kirk's and Fran's contracts that were wildly panned. He's getting both guys for a song when you look at their results vs. where they rank with their peers.
He was actually quite good with contracts IMO, which will go over on this site like a wet fart but find me another coach in football who went 71-30 the last 7 years that's making under 7 million.
Also, find me another coach with Fran's paycheck (10th highest in the B1G) that has had the success he has had at Iowa?
He was shit with PR and I am glad he's out and everyone should be celebrating, but let's not act like he didn't do a lot of great things for Iowa athletics.
Just a handful off the top of my head. Ferentz success is primarily due to: only game in town with over the top support including financial and facilities, playing in b10 west, incredibly soft non-conference, longevity. And to his credit-phenomenal defense and walk-on program/development