Brian Ferentz is a sacrifice to the Twitter gods in Iowa's Citrus Bowl Rout

No. 17 Iowa is shut out in Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz's last game, and Twitter is loving it.

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The 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes won ten games this year in spite of what can only be categorized as an anemic offense. The numbers speak for themselves. The Hawkeyes rank 130th in points and total yards. They rank 107th in rushing yards and 127th in passing yards. The "Drive for 325" was an abject failure. As a result, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz won't be back at Iowa City next year.

The Hawkeyes lost to Tennessee today 35-0 in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. The shut out was a fitting end for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes as they were shutout in their final two games, and Twitter is absolutely loving it.

In a call out to Thelma and Louise the Iowa offense fell off a cliff. One commenter said:

Despite being one of the best offensive line coaches in college football, Brian Ferentz has proven he was in over his head as an offensive coordinator. Some blame falls on head coach Kirk Ferentz for not firing his son three seasons ago. Ironically enough, Ferentz did run offenses that scored over 30 points per game twice since being named offensive coordinator in 2017 (2018 and 2020).

However, that has not been the case recently. The offense's production has declined since 2020.

Ferentz's swan song was the perfect metaphor for much of his career.

Oddly enough, one of the commentators was surprised by the play calling. He must not have watched much Iowa football the last couple of years:

Those who think things will improve with Ferentz gone might be in for a rude awakening. Ferentz showed how much he values offense by not having a coordinator in place before the early signing period began and the transfer portal opened.

Though we have no idea what the future holds for the Iowa offense, today was the best way to send Brian Ferentz on his way.