Iowa players, fans hungry to rebound from frustrating 2012

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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY — The path coach Kirk Ferentz currently walks to reach Iowa football’s new indoor training facility from his office is perhaps eight feet wide and made of dirt and rock. He’ll make at least $3.925 million as the Hawkeyes’ coach in 2013 — the only college football coach making north of $3 million who had a losing season last year, much less a 4-8 campaign. But, for now, he walks the same steps reporters do on a muggy summer afternoon.

The trail wends its way between the school’s Recreation Building, where the dynastic Hawkeye wrestling program holds its camps, and Duane Banks Field, where Jack Dahm headed the Iowa baseball team until his contract was recently not renewed after 10 years and a .438 winning percentage.

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