Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why Isn't Ferentz Feeling the Heat?

Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette has an interesting piece regarding behavior of athletes — football players in particular — at the University of Iowa's Hillcrest Residence Hall, where the alleged sexual assault of a woman occurred last Oct. 14 by then-footballers Cedric Everson and Abe Satterfield.

A father of a student who was living in Hillcrest said the dorm was "Just a lot of debaucher, centered around the football athletes in that dorm." He called the behavior on his son's floor "appalling."

From having visited Iowa last week, we didn't get the sense Ferentz is in trouble. Frankly, he should be.

The recent string of incidents involving Iowa football players — 17 arrests and five felony charges since April 2007 — is appalling, and the Iowa City community should be outraged. What has become of this university?

Usually this type of behavior is tolerated when a team is winning. Ferentz's team is not, even with a continuing softening of the schedule. Maybe somebody can explain why Ferentz isn't feeling the heat for all of this.


Purdue Matt said...

He should be feeling the heat for the decline in winning.

Scott said...

I've wondered this for a few years. His name gets mentioned with every job opening, but I'll be damned if I can understand why. A 19-18 record the past 3 years shouldn't interest anyone.

Mac G said...

I would settle for Ferentz bringing in some new blood on his staff but he will not so Barta needs to grow a pair and force him.