Kirk Ferentz Begins Iowa Fall Practices

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes are committed to being a Big Ten championship caliber program.

The University of Iowa had their football media day earlier this afternoon, beginning with a press conference with head coach Kirk Ferentz.

The Hawkeye football boss began with an opening statement, declaring that they are committed to being a Big Ten championship caliber program. It was a sentiment that was also echoed by many of his coaching staff and his players afterwards.

There was a lot of disdain and disappointment following last season for the football program, and Ferentz stated "They deserve a good football team, that's always been the goal", regarding the Iowa fan base.

Not long ago, quarterback C.J. Beathard was named the starting quarterback by Kirk Ferentz, and the head coach re-iterated that today, mentioning that Beathard had embraced the role of being the starter. Receiving the second-team repetitions under center at this time is Tyler Wiegers.

Ferentz also announced that linebacker Jameer Outsey had officially switched to the offensive side of the ball, playing tight end. Outsey has played there only for the first few days of camp, and last played tight end as a high school prospect.

Other news from Ferentz's press conference included a minor injury suffered by running back LeShun Daniels, Jr. Ferentz described the injury as Daniels just being 'nicked up' and he expects the ball-carrier to resume activities very soon.

And on the other end, tight end Jon Wisnieski and wideout Jay Scheel are both 100 percent healthy according to Ferentz.

Hear more from the Iowa head coach in the video shown.

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