Insight Bowl: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz Says Missouri Is A 'Top Notch Ball Club'

Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz talked about the Missouri Tigers on Monday and had some high praise saying they're a "top notch ball club" and that they probably could have won a couple more than 10 games. Iowa meets Mizzou in the 2010 Insight Bowl on Tuesday night and Ferentz talked about the challenge of preparing for them and that offense.

We have a great challenge on our hands. Talked about their defense a little bit. You know, they're very much a challenge for us offensively with their system. It starts with the quarterback. (Missouri quarterback Blaine) Gabbert does a great job of throwing the football. They have a lot of great players offensively and the offensive line group that allows them to execute. They have got very good, skilled players.

Indeed Mizzou's skill players are very, very good (and that extends to the defense, too). If you let them get in a rhythm, Iowa's in trouble. Iowa needs to dictate the flow of this game if they want to win.

We will have our hands full and they are good on special teams. They are a top notch ball club. There is no surprise to me that they have won ten games. Probably could have won a couple more, too. They are just that kind of team.

Missouri is really pretty strong everywhere. Ferentz already talked about that defense and what they're capable of so it's clear he respects the Tigers as an opponent.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.