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.
–Field Level Media