Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz hasn’t had to replace many assistant coaches during his tenure at Iowa.
In fact, when August camps begins this week, the Hawkeyes’ coaching staff will be one of seven staffs in all of D1 football that has the same nine assistant coaches as they did at the start of the 2009 season.
If Ferentz did have to make a new hire, one of the prerequisites might surprise you.
During Big Ten media day, Ferentz explained, “In the old days, you use to hire coaches based on communication skills, what they know about coaching football. Now, the number one requisite is facebook. If the guy can’t facebook, he can’t coach. Sad commentary, I know.”
Not exactly a technology enthusiast, Ferentz’ facebook page isn’t exactly filled up. He joked, “No, not yet. Working on it.”
To be honest though, it's not a joking matter for assistant coaches. Have you seen the comments from UCONN offensive coordinator / tight ends coach George Deleone?
The other six coaching staff that will be the same this week as at the start of the 2009 season are Missouri, Oregon, Penn State, TCU, Washington, and Army.