Not only did Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz get a tighter grasp on his job security with Saturday’s late upset over No. 3 Michigan, he also may have earned himself a nice paycheck, as well.
Last-second FG gives Iowa upset of Michigan that makes Hawkeyes bowl-eligible, gives coach Kirk Ferentz a $100,000 bonus
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) November 13, 2016
When Keith Duncan knocked down a 33-yard field goal with no time remaining to give the Hawkeyes the win, it improved their record to 6-4 — and made them bowl-eligible.
Because of that, should the Hawkeyes get a bowl invitation, accept it and participate in it, Ferentz will earn a bonus of $100,000 for the feat.
It’s likely that the Hawkeyes will end up in a bowl. As of last week, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm had them in the Music City Bowl against Arkansas, though Saturday’s victory may change that projection.
Landof10’s Scott Dochterman did note, however, that Iowa was eligible in 2007 at 6-6 but was not invited. There were fewer bowls that year than now, however.