Can you imagine how much he cries that day????
Him? I'm more worried about myself. I was damned near choked up leaving the game in Champaign because I was so worried that the wheels were coming off the bus and that he was going to have some disgraceful exit. I wasn't bullshitting when I sang Petras's praises. That kid worked an absolute miracle holding the team together and I wouldn't be surprised if he goes on to achieve coaching or other professional greatness.
Yes, Kurt has left me butthurt at times, but the fantastic games that I've been at and seen Iowa win with my own two eyes are too numerous to list. Yes, he gets schooled by Fitz too often. Yes, he has a bad record against MAC schools with a direction in their name. Yes, he has shit the bed in some key Iowa State games. Yes, I remember watching Adam Shada trying to cover James Hardy from Indiana.
But those of us a certain age remember a great program on television where Mrs. Garrett led Tootie, Blair, Natalie and Jo through the trials and tribulations of life. And we can never forget the first few lines of that theme song: "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life."
I can't recall the name of the show, but I'm sure you've seen it. The good so substantially outweighs the bad with Kurt and the potential for our program to enter purgatory when he leaves is very high. I can stomach 6-6 or even 4-8, but if 6-6 becomes the high water mark and then all of our good guys get poached in the portal every year I'm not sure how much I can take. Ferentz is potentially the end of an unprecedented era for Iowa football and I'll probably be reduced to a puddle when the guy hangs it up.