The Undefeated on ESPN - Iowa Football PR Nightmare

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Oh boy. This is bad PR for Iowa football off the espn home page.

It is time to start taking their lunch on the instate football recruiting. Imming, McLaughlin, and Deyo this year was a great start to that. It needs to continue.

Not only is Kirk getting really old, the national media is starting to circle the wagons on him getting fired. Good for us I believe.
 

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1. Wrong board.
2. National media made a far bigger deal of this in 2020 than local media did, and nothing happened then. Nothing will happen now, either; they simply don't care.
3. Despite their troubles, they still landed the biggest in-state recruiting prize. Things aren't that dire for them.
 

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This should go over well on the Iowa Rivals page today, completely rational responses I'm sure.
When I think about how Iowa coaches called Allen Lazard 200x to tell him Isu can't get guys to the pros (which turned out to be a falsehood), this should be used against them. Every time this should be used against them. Less stability begets less stability.
 

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1. Wrong board.
2. National media made a far bigger deal of this in 2020 than local media did, and nothing happened then. Nothing will happen now, either; they simply don't care.
3. Despite their troubles, they still landed the biggest in-state recruiting prize. Things aren't that dire for them.

I wouldn't say nothing happened. Ever since that all came out Iowa has had a really hard time recruiting AA's. But yeah it feels like things should have went much farther than that.
 
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Oh boy. This is bad PR for Iowa football off the espn home page.

It is time to start taking their lunch on the instate football recruiting. Imming, McLaughlin, and Deyo this year was a great start to that. It needs to continue.

Not only is Kirk getting really old, the national media is starting to circle the wagons on him getting fired. Good for us I believe.
Very well written. Kurt and the hoks suck.
 

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I wouldn't say nothing happened. Ever since that all came out Iowa has had a really hard time recruiting AA's. But yeah it feels like things should have went much farther than that.

I meant nothing happened in terms of his job status. Yes, recruiting was more difficult for them and perhaps will continue to be. But I'm skeptical. People have short memories and he can point to the fact that he was removed from the lawsuit. It's all a transparent sham but Barta has allowed him to bend that university over a barrel.
 
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The clincher is the closing paragraph is pretty spot on in why it will just shorty move on to "nothing to see here". Talking about is pretty much a waste of time, sadly.

"Ferentz, Barta and Iowa’s all-white board of regents are banking on two things: The media will move on, and the fan base will cheer on in a state that’s 90% white and 4% Black. Judging by my angry Twitter mentions and the racist emails I’ve received since writing about the lawsuit, a lot of people want the whole topic of the Hawkeyes’ racism to vanish along with the advisory committee members."​
 

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Oh boy. This is bad PR for Iowa football off the espn home page.

It is time to start taking their lunch on the instate football recruiting. Imming, McLaughlin, and Deyo this year was a great start to that. It needs to continue.

Not only is Kirk getting really old, the national media is starting to circle the wagons on him getting fired. Good for us I believe.

It just amazes me how the Iowa media just continues to give Kirk a free pass on all of this because he's a "good guy". They are part of the problem IMO. Kirk never should have gotten the chance to "fix" this, he had his chance. This is basic HR stuff, there are no do overs.
 

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1. Wrong board.
2. National media made a far bigger deal of this in 2020 than local media did, and nothing happened then. Nothing will happen now, either; they simply don't care.
3. Despite their troubles, they still landed the biggest in-state recruiting prize. Things aren't that dire for them.

This. Don't get your hopes up. This will get washed away in the news cycle in a few days.
 
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Can't wait for this to not be mentioned at all on the afternoon shows today.

Iowa media has been abysmal on this story from day one, but this story isn't exactly breaking news here. It's just a re-hash of what's already known.
 

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It just amazes me how the Iowa media just continues to give Kirk a free pass on all of this because he's a "good guy". They are part of the problem IMO. Kirk never should have gotten the chance to "fix" this, he had his chance. This is basic HR stuff, there are no do overs.
The media in Iowa will either ignore the story or slant it toward their chosen one, however this is not unique to this state this is how the media in general rolls anymore.
 
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The Iowa media will not TOUCH Ferentz or the UI football program. It is probably more protected than the Nebr program was in the 1990s. More protected because things come out and they are just openly ignored.
 
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The media in Iowa will either ignore the story or slant it toward their chosen one, however this is not unique to this state this is how the media in general rolls anymore.
local media though has no bearing on recruiting though. This will hurt recruiting, either directly or indirectly.. Either recruits will see this stuff, or assistants will ahem, make them aware of it.
 
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local media though has no bearing on recruiting though. This will hurt recruiting, either directly or indirectly.. Either recruits will see this stuff, or assistants will ahem, make them aware of it.

Uh, what?
 
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