But what they can do is invest in a coach like a championship contender, and it's worked for the Iowa program so far. At the first sign of Ferentz's success in 2002, it was generally assumed that he would bolt either to an elite college program or the NFL, because Iowa wasn't considered a "destination school." Now, today, it certainly appears that Iowa is among those destination schools.
"I have noticed casually, that usually, the first team to complain about the rankings is the first team to get beat" - Kirk Ferentz responding to Iowa's standings in the BCS.
By the way, Ferentz’s response to recruiters who told high school kids that he’s going to the NFL this year was brilliant.
"My answer to that one was . . . All you have to do is bring it up and ask that coach how long he has been at that school," Ferentz said. "Outside of Penn State, I’ll give you that one. They have us, but outside of that, there aren’t many schools nationally that have coaches at the same school as long as we’ve had.