Well who amongst us is surprised? If ever there was a move that shouldn't have surprised us it's that... I mean I'm tickled pink Hodge is coming on He'll be great. Dude is a top notch human being and I've heard some great things about him the last few yrs as he's bounced around getting his coaching wings different places. Bringing him on under about any capacity woulda made me happy.
That said of course KF just puts the QB coaching hat onto Brian. It's the lazy/logical way to go. Most OCs with BFs resume are looking for a new gig. The last thing KF wants to do is try hiring outside for either an OC or Qb coach if he can help it. I tend to agree with most of the media who I think wish KF wouda brought in some new blood for it. However if he did would it even matter? End of the day they are handcuffed to doing things KFs way. BF is too.
I thought BF might be able to put his own more diverse touch on the O but really all we've gotten is that they go for it on 4th downs more often. Not that they spread the field and create mismatches to take advantage of (Like Purdue I have man crush with how Brohm calls games) If Iowa could integrate some of what they do with our passing game good grief we'd be tough
Bruce can be quite the Samuel type of player I think. There's a limitless amount of ways we can use him. We have skill players I don't think it's a talent issue. It's a schematic play calling issue mostly. I mean we won 10 games last yr for peats sake. We have the horses just need a better jockeyI am/was just hoping for more of a Kyle Shannonhan influence with this offense. More creativity within this zone blocking scheme. Imagine Bruce, Johnson or even Charlie Jones taking on a similar role as Deebo Samual.
I was listening to B1G Radio this morning when I heard about this hire from Anthony Herron. He said that it is common for coaches coming up the ranks to coach on the opposite side of the ball from what they played as players. That is how you learn the entire game.Chuck Long's first coaching gig under Hayden was as a DB coach. Guys flip flop on both sides of the ball all the time. Reese Morgan went from d-line to o-line. Abdul will be fine.
Kirk "never" gives up. This decision has Much! company. Big game Thursday.
Abdul Hodge is being hired as the TE coach.
1. Love seeing Hodge coming back to the program
2. WTF...they really don't think QB play is an issue, do they? Kirk's gotta be trolling. Didn't think going all in on Brian was the answer here
Source: Iowa’s hire of Abdul Hodge as TE coach marks a change in responsibility of Iowa OC Brian Ferentz, who switches from TE coach to QB coach. Longtime QB coach Ken O’Keefe stepped down in February
Pardon me, but I couldn't get past the "I have no plan..." because I had a sharp pain in my chest and left shoulder and my vision got really blurry. Can someone please summarize the rest?Wow...that's some amazing coach double-speak. He said a lot while saying nothing at all.