Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is still irked at the NCAA, and he let it know during his media availability Tuesday morning.
Ferentz, who is still angry at the NCAA’s decision to not give defensive lineman Drew Ott a fifth season, used his opening statement to the media to express his feelings on the matter. Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register was there to record the mini-tirade.
Thought I would share Kirk Ferentz's comments on Drew Ott today, unprompted, in his opening statement: pic.twitter.com/x76ewHGiRj
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) August 23, 2016
Ott, who was hoping to get a medical redshirt following a torn ACL which ended his 2015 season, was denied that request by the NCAA, who cited Ott only met two out of the three criteria in order to obtain a waiver.
The other player in question that Ferentz mentioned? That may be Nebraska QB transfer Tanner Lee, who was recently granted an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA due to an offensive coordinator change while he was at Tulane University.
Whatever the reason Ferentz spontaneously brought up the Ott situation, its clear he still hasn’t gotten over the NCAA’s ruling from last April.