There is no one right way to recruit in college football.
And it just so happens that Iowa and Iowa State are polar opposites in how they reel in prospects.
New Hawkeye offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz riled up fans on both sides of the aisle — and in Minnesota and Nebraska, apparently — with his comments on Wednesday night’s Hawk Central radio show, but they add much-needed fire to a hot-and-cold rivalry that is becoming increasingly competitive on the recruiting trail.
Whether you’re a Hawkeye, a Cyclone, or an interested recruiting observer on the couch, that contrast should make Cy-Hawk more fun.
“What has sped things up in our state, especially, is the guys in Ames and then the new guys in Minneapolis seem to have no problem really throwing early things out,” Ferentz said on 1460 KXnO to host Ross Peterson and the Register’s Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert. “And what I’ve learned — certainly about the guys in Ames, and I think we’ll find this about the guys in Minneapolis — what does an offer really mean? I can tell you this much: If the University of Iowa offers you a scholarship and you commit to us, we intend to sign you.”