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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    In 2018, KF made the changes that his black players told him they wanted him to take. No one brought up any of these more serious issues.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    I also find it interesting that back in 2013, DJK tweeted that Ferentz ordered him to put the trash can on his head, but now he alleged that it was Doyle? The guy can’t even keep his own stories straight.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    Yup, and I’m telling you that’s not what actually happened. I would be willing to bet you could find a lot more than 8 former teammates willing to attest to that.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    No, I’m not okay with it. Changes need to be made, and they are already underway. Like many of his current and former players, I think KF is more than capable of leading those changes. If it turns out that he is not, Iowa should move on and find someone who can.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    After the 2018 investigation, he talked to his black players and implemented the changes they wanted to see. Sounds like a racist to me!
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    There are also a number of former teammates who have refuted DJK’s account of what happened. DJK was not forced to put a trash can on his head, he was forced to carry/hold a trash can and voluntarily put it on his own head to goof off.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    In regards to the 2018 report - KF asked for input from the black athletes, and they brought forward issues like not being allowed to wear hats and jewelry in the football facilities, not listening to rap in the weight room, etc, and Kirk made changes based on those complaints. None of those...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    I don’t care what Kulick, Ward, and Kluver have to say about the “Iowa Way.” They can’t speak to how black players felt about Iowa’s culture. However, they can speak about some of the incidents that other players have alleged, because they were on the team and witnessed those incidents occurring.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    Name one? Like Akrum Wadley’s mom claiming that Kirk Ferentz is a racist and hates mixed race couples? Or Jonathon Parker claiming that Brian Ferentz, at a practice in front of the entire team and coaching staff, yelled “only a dumb*** black player would do it like that”? False statements like...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    I never claimed that is what Lomax said.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    The vast majority of the players who spoke out noted that the culture of the program is insensitive to black athletes. That’s a serious problem, and it needs to be fixed. The fact that some former players have embellished their stories does not change any of that. However, the embellished...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    This is such a ridiculous post, I don’t even know where to start. Pointing out that someone is exaggerating a story, or that they are not telling the truth, is not an attempt to smear their character. Further, I am not using the Washed Up Walkons podcast to prove anything. I am bringing them...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    Literally no one is doing that.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    No one is disputing that there were racial issues in the Iowa program. The program has taken steps to address those issues and will continue to take further action going forward. The current players, and many former players, seem to think that Kirk is the right person to lead those changes...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    Actually, that’s now Jordan Lomax and James Daniels (who started this entire movement) claiming that some of these stories are BS and/or sensationalized. We also have the former players on the Washed Up Walkons podcast claiming many of these stories are exaggerated or completely fabricated, and...
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    https://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/threads/iowa-hawkeye-footballs-racist-culture-problem.256612/page-433#post-7256248
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    I would try to ignore that quote if I were you, too. Definitely doesn’t fit the narrative that you guys are pushing over here.
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    Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

    Interesting quote from Jordan Lomax (a former black player) in The Athletic today: “I don’t want to discredit any stories. What I will say is that, to me personally, I feel like some of them have been sensationalized, and there is some ulterior motive behind it...I think there are players that...
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    Iowa Football Recruiting

    It sucks that Iowa is missing out on these guys lately, but they already have a good class. If they had a class full of guys with zero or one other P5 offers like Iowa State does, I would be pretty concerned.
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    Ferentz and choosing his captains based off race

    We don’t know the entire list of criteria, so it is possible there were some racially or culturally biased ones on the list. However, the few examples that I have heard - classroom attendance, workout attendance, compliance with dietary requirements - are not culturally biased in the slightest.