Nov 27, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz runs off the field after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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Iowa coach Ferentz tests positive for COVID-19

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz tested positive for COVID-19.

The university announced Friday that the 65-year-old is asymptomatic and will work from home until Dec. 27. The team’s final regular-season game, scheduled for Saturday against Michigan, was canceled because of an outbreak among the Wolverines.

The No. 16 Hawkeyes (6-2) intend to play in a bowl game and will learn their destination on Sunday.

“We have been fortunate this season to have played eight games and to have very few positive cases,” Ferentz said in a statement. “When the team returns to practice on Tuesday, I will participate via zoom and our collective focus will be on preparing for the bowl game.”

Ferentz is the longest-tenured coach in the FBS. He is in his 22nd season as head coach of the Hawkeyes and 31st with the university. He has a career record of 168-106, including a 9-8 mark in bowl games.

The Hawkeyes have finished under .500 just four times since Ferentz took over the program in 1999.

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