Newsflash, Kirk Ferentz: There’s a handy dandy thing called a two-point conversion.
During Iowa’s 17-9 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, the Hawkeyes tried a 38-yard field goal with 5:25 left when they trailed 14-6. Since the attempt came on a fourth-and-5 play, some were confused why Ferentz wouldn’t want his offense to go for a first down and keep a potentially game-tying drive alive.
Apparently, Ferentz forgot it was possible to go for two points after a touchdown. Check out his explanation below in a transcript of his postgame comments:
This man gets paid many millions of dollars to coach football. pic.twitter.com/fiTU50BYVu
— MakeIowaAwesomeAgain (@PV_GIA) October 22, 2016
Ouch! This isn’t a good look for Ferentz, Iowa and the Big Ten.
Ferentz would be wise to brush up on his football fundamentals. After all, that new-fangled two-point conversion attempt might make a difference one day.