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Video: Kirk Ferentz's Saturday press conference

Relief and happiness for the Iowa coach and his team

This foreshadowed the fourth quarter (Mike Hlas photo)
This foreshadowed the fourth quarter (Mike Hlas photo)

CHICAGO -- Here are most of Kirk Ferentz's postgame remarks after his Iowa football team's 18-17 triumph over Northern Illinois at Soldier Field.

But first, and mainly in order so that the video doesn't bleed into the Google ads, here is one of his responses:

On difficulties moving the ball through the air on NIU’s defense…

“We had a tough time.  We had a tough time protecting at times, and we certainly had a tough time getting open.  It just didn’t seem like we were in great sync throughout the game.  I give them an awful lot of credit.  They had a good game-plan. The mixed the pressure up with coverage, and did a good job.  They made it very tough on us.”

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