No mention of this in his book?
No mention of this in his book?
Glad someone else remembers that too.
He should take ownership of his own actions. Stop blaming other people for your probems in life and move on. Christ.
NO RELIGION! SOMEONE BAN THIS CLOWN! GET OUTTA HERE YOU BOZO!
I've been asked to serve as a reference for people plenty of times for potential employers, and (without knowing any of the facts in this case) it sounds like a situation where I would sympathize with KF. In the big picture, you only hurt your own credibility and the others you give recommendations for by being less than truthful about someone. This is especially true in KF's case, where he is always serving as a reference with respect to the same potential employer.
There's no substance in those tweets. "I hate this guy." Okay. I can't wait to read about it in your book!!!
If you can play, they will find a place for you. I don't think I buy the "if it weren't for him, I would be in the NFL" excuse.
I don't know about you, but I would like to read about behind the scenes conversations of running a zone stretch for 5 yards on 3rd and 10 from the opponent's 40, and then punting into the endzone.
You sir, have won the interwebz.
Shouldn't there be two tight ends in that diagram?
Usually you would be correct. I think this is a 4th and 25 during a two-minute drill to tie the game.
You know, spread things out. Take an extra defender out of the box.
Well done sir, laughed aloud at my computer when I saw this post.
So rivating, yet so simple...even a Buckeye lineman could read it, well, that is if he doesn't try to eat the book's binding first...
My guess is, the publisher pulls the plug on this and he ends up making no money whatsoever.
I thought only ex-Michigan players treated their programs/coaches this way. Refreshing!
And it sucks he's actually a decent NFL player now. BOO! HISS!!!
Last I checked he was on Baltimore's practice squad, then cut, and placed on IR by the Broncos. Are you thinking of Alex Boone?
Certainly sounds like sour grapes.
Who the heck is going to publish this book?
I would make a popcorn reference, but I'm so worn out from the soul-crushing experience of being a Michigan fan in 2013 that I really just don't give a shit right now.
There is one Head Coach responsible for around 100 players. Exactly who does Johnson think is supposed to run the program?
The only "credit" I will give Johnson is that it would be extremely entertaining if he did a book and it sold well enough to convince a few disgruntled ex-players from Columbus to describe the cheating there in detail.
LOL at the idea that the guy is in line for a "big pay day." Who do you think has more of an incentive to lie: D J-K because he is "bitter"? Or Iowa and Ferentz to protect their multi-million dollar position, and largest revenue generating enterprise, respectively? It is a text-book PR move to paint a whistle-blower as someone who is "bitter," and has an "axe to grind."
Without knowing the quality of the information here it is hard to judge, but at the very least I say have an open mind.
if hes talented the lions should take a shot, i mean shit, they had titus young, and that world smoking blunts champion charles rodgers
So you expect Kirk to give the NFL teams that were looking at you a good review about you when you were arrested on multiple drug charges? How is that any different than an employer calling a former professor someone used as a reference and said professor tells the truth about the student, ''Oh yeah he came into class blazed off his ass every day.''
People associated with NFL teams are trying to keep their jobs like anyone else. Anyone who has the talent to contribute on the field will get a look regardless of what Kirk has to say.
Sounds like this guy fucked up, got punished for it, just assumed he would be in the NFL, and is now scared that nobody called him and he has to do something with his life.
I knew after my first conversation with him that I didn't like him, so that's why I committed to play for him.
it seems this guy doesnt understand the difference between adversity and stupidity. Multiple drug charges falls under the latter category. It also tends to hurt your credibility.
Say what you will about Kirk, but just remember that he sent his daughter to Michigan to get an education. I had her in my class as a GSI, and she was an excellent student, who always took responsibility for herself and never made an excuse. I gained a lot of respect for Kirk after getting to know his kid.
Should be a quick read. I'm guessing a half of page of intrigue and 30 pages of corn for coloring. It's on my Christmas list now. I like to color.
Must be e-published...
While we can be amused by some of this stuff: ex-player threatening to "expose" his former HC, the story is actually very sad. DJK was abandonned as a little kid and taken in by the Koulianos family and it just broke their hearts. Could he have been a great pro? Physically he had the right build and was the all time receiver record holder at Iowa. Somewhere along the way he didn't learn the right lessons or was seduced by the wrong ones. Here is reference piece from the Iowan - local paper: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2010/12/10/Sports/20467.html.
It is just plain hard for anyone to be a successful pro player - the numbers are just against any player coming out and each year there is new crop of very good players trying to get a job. The pro leagues are largely about performance - if he was a solid WR and could play special teams, he might have found a niche somewhere - if not as a number 2 WR then as the 3rd or 4th option with the modern NFL's emphasis on passing. if you can play a lot is forgiven (look at Lawrence Taylor when the Giants were run by Parsell and Belichik - hardly soft hearted bleeding hearts who forgave some amazing stuff which LT admits to in his autobiography) but if you are marginal you'd better be a "good guy" (don't miss assignments, always on time, never a trouble maker, never a source of leaks or dissension) - not that much different than the real world of work actually! He may not have figured out that each level up the competition is fiercer - there were no doubt people willing to give him a look but he had to have both the physical performance, mental performance (most teams expect the WR to also read and adjust routes) and be a" good pro" (stay out of trouble and not be a troublemaker or jerk).
Sign of the times - in the past he would have disappeared but today with the Internet, he hosts his own podcast (according to Wikipedia) on Iowa football.
If memory serves, the cops said they found more than some weed in the guy's apartment. They said they found other drugs, plus scales and so forth. Now maybe that turned out to be false, or maybe the stuff belonged to a roommate. Otherwise, though, it could just be that the weed charge was the result of a plea agreement. I'd be interested to know whether he was just a kid with weed or a drug dealer. Goes to his credibility in terms of the coaches.
About the story.
I just have a hard time with, say, Bellichick saying "well son, we really need you and you have all the skills, but Kirk Ferentz suggested I not hire you so sorry.
I hope the guy can turn it around.
No proof there ever going to be a book. But the link has many more tweets, a number of which don't blame KF and take perssonal ownership of lacking the desire to make it as pro. OP defintely cherry picked the worst ones.
on Ferentz? I'll buy that book. love some mud slinging.
...in Kirk Ferentz's Big Ten Coach of the Year Awards for 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
I just hope he gets a good co-author/editor so that it's readable.