Brian Ferentz, the new offensive coordinator at Iowa, made some critical comments last week regarding some of the Hawkeyes’ competition and their tactics on the recruiting trail.
Iowa State was one of the schools Ferentz targeted, saying that the Cyclones make scholarship offers they don’t always honor. With that came the inevitable response from Cyclones coach Matt Campbell via coachingsearch.com.
“I don’t take much into what he said, because I don’t really worry about those things,” Campbell said on Des Moines sports radio station KXNO. “I really don’t know so much about what they do or how they do things. I think from the time we’ve got here, we’ve worried about Iowa State and how do we get this program to where we want to be.
“… I do think that’s the one thing we’ve been able to do in our last two years is really change the roster, that what our 105-man roster going into fall camp looks like and feels like. We’ve still got a lot of work to do. I really don’t worry about what other people have to say. That’s their prerogative, but obviously my concern is Iowa State and Iowa State football and making sure we get the right guys here to go win Big 12 championships.”
Campbell didn’t give a heated response, basically piling on the coach-speak.
Iowa State will have a chance to do more talking in five months, when the Cyclones host Iowa on Sept. 9. The Hawkeyes have won three of the last four matchups between the two schools.