Kirk Ferentz says Iowa may never return a punt again

Overreact much? In response to being tricked by a fake punt in his team's 26-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said his team may never return a punt again.

“If you pressed me today, I’d say we may never try to return a punt again,” Ferentz said. “To do that, to block guys, you have to turn and go with those guys to shadow them. When you do that, you open the door. Michigan State did a good job of taking advantage of that."

“What helped us a couple of weeks ago, we paid for on Saturday. It cost us a field goal and a possession. So yeah, I may be leaning toward the point where you never try to see us return one again. Just fair catch it and try to keep it off the ground.”

Saturday was the sixth time that the Hawkeyes have fallen for a fake punt since 2010, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette


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