Ferentz, Hawkeyes Honored by League

Nov. 23, 2004

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Kirk Ferentz, head coach of the 2005 Capital One Bowl-bound Iowa Hawkeyes, has been named the 2004 Dave McClain Coach of Year, and six different members of Iowa’s Big Ten Conference championship team have been named first or second team all-Big Ten, the Big Ten Conference announced today.

Ferentz guided Iowa to a 9-2 record that included victories in its last seven league games en route to its second Big Ten championship in three years. The Hawkeyes will play in their third straight New Year’s Day bowl game on Jan. 1, 2005 when they square off against a Southeastern Conference opponent in Orlando.

Ferentz was the Big Ten’s coach of the year two seasons ago when Iowa laid claim to a share of the league title en route to an appearance in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

Iowa’s first-team all-Big Ten selections include quarterback Drew Tate, defensive linemen Matt Roth and Jonathan Babineaux, and linebackers Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge. Wide receiver Clinton Solomon was a second team selection.

Iowa will be playing its third straight New Year’s Day bowl game Jan. 1, 2005 in Orlando as the Big Ten’s representative in the Capital One Bowl.

Iowa also had the following student-athletes named honorable mention all-Big Ten: Defensive back Antwan Allen, punter David Bradley, defensive back Sean Considine, wide receiver Ed Hinkel, tight end Tony Jackson, defensive back Jovon Johnson, offensive lineman Mike Jones, defensive lineman Tyler Luebke, offensive lineman Peter McMahon and placekicker Kyle Schlicher.

Babineaux was also listed among the student-athletes who received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Click HERE for a complete summary of the all-Big Ten teams selected by the media and by the coaches.