Anything that involves Kirk Ferentz and the topic of social media is usually interesting.
“I’ve just read so many of those things where a guy tweets something or puts it out there in public, and four hours later they issue this nice, long elaborate apology that somebody else wrote for him. And it’s usually pretty disingenuous,” the 19th-year head Iowa football coach said back in 2015, who has been known to enforce strict social media policies.
"I hate to see one of our guys be in that situation.”
You're up, Coach.
Ferentz recently read mean tweets at the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.
And yes, it is as great as it sounds.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of Big Ten Network:
Last year, former Iowa football-turned NFL players C.J. Beathard and Desmond King were also asked to read mean tweets.
During a sit-down interview in June with Hawkeyes columnist Chad Leistikow, Ferentz said when he met with the team's Leadership Group in may, the players agreed that a Twitter ban was the best policy.
“... I think the understanding is that everything our guys put out there, whether you want it to or not," Ferentz said, "it represents our program in some way."
The Hawkeyes open the season at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 vs. Wyoming.
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- Kirk Ferentz's response to Iowa getting picked 4th in Big Ten West
- Iowa's two new rival coaches P.J. Fleck, Jeff Brohm present stark contrast in styles
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