Bettendorf native’s song about Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz goes viral

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Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz

After spending part of the past year on tour with Chicago and REO Speedwagon, Tim Stop did what any frustrated Iowa football fan (who also happens to be a talented singer/songwriter/musician) would do: he sang about it.

“A friend of mine emailed me the… lyrics,” Stop told News 8 Wednesday. “I told him half-jokingly [that] I’ll make a recording… I spent an hour or two cranking out a version, sent it over to see if he liked it and left to workout. The next time I looked at my phone, it was all over Twitter.”

Titled “Season of Punt”– a parody play off of the song “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical Rent– the lyrics let their frustrations fly:

$571,400… how much did Kirk earn for each win last year… Beat Purdue, beat Ball State, beat IU but lost the Cy-Hawk…

$571, 400… how do you measure a year of Ferentz.

Recently posted online, the song hit viral status this week when the website NowThatsCollege.com picked up on it.

To listen to the entire rendition from the QC native (who now calls Kansas City home), click “play” below:

 

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  • Drew

    Top 20 Highest Paid Coaches Per Win
    Salary Per Year
    2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Total Wins $ per W
    Iowa Kirk Ferentz $4,075,000 $3,985,000 $3,835,000 $3,785,000 $3,775,000 $19,455,000 34 $572,206
    Alabama Nick Saban $6,950,203 $5,395,852 $5,316,667 $4,683,333 $5,166,666 $27,512,721 58 $474,357
    Penn State James Franklin $4,300,000 $1,842,771 $6,142,771 13 $472,521
    Oklahoma Bob Stoops $5,058,333 $4,741,667 $4,550,000 $4,075,000 $4,275,000 $22,700,000 51 $445,098
    LSU Les Miles $4,300,000 $4,300,000 $3,751,000 $3,751,000 $3,751,000 $19,853,000 52 $381,788
    Arkansas Brett Bielema $3,200,000 $5,158,863 $2,600,000 $2,500,000 $1,700,000 $15,158,863 40 $378,972
    Texas Charlie Strong $5,000,000 $3,700,000 $2,300,000 $2,300,000 $1,600,000 $14,900,000 44 $338,636
    South Carolina Steve Spurrier $4,000,000 $3,300,000 $3,550,000 $2,800,000 $2,000,000 $15,650,000 48 $326,042
    Georgia Mark Richt $3,200,000 $3,200,000 $2,811,340 $2,811,400 $2,811,340 $14,834,080 46 $322,480
    Texas Christian Gary Patterson $4,008,150 $3,120,760 $3,467,926 $2,018,362 $1,642,089 $14,257,287 46 $309,941
    Missouri Gary Pinkel $3,400,000 $2,800,000 $2,700,000 $2,700,000 $2,550,000 $14,150,000 46 $307,609
    Oklahoma State Mike Gundy $3,500,000 $3,450,000 $3,275,000 $2,100,000 $1,925,000 $14,250,000 47 $303,191
    Ohio State Urban Meyer $4,486,640 $4,608,000 $4,250,000 $4,010,000 $250,000 $17,604,640 59 $298,384
    Washington Chris Petersen $3,681,720 $2,148,000 $1,956,333 $1,525,000 $1,489,053 $10,800,106 38 $284,213
    Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin $5,000,000 $3,100,000 $2,436,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $12,736,000 45 $283,022
    UCLA Jim Mora $3,250,000 $2,300,000 $1,935,000 $7,485,000 29 $258,103
    Michigan State Mark Dantonio $5,611,845 $1,959,744 $1,934,259 $1,918,000 $1,796,700 $13,220,548 52 $254,241
    Florida State Jimbo Fisher $3,591,667 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $14,591,667 58 $251,580
    Auburn Gus Malzahn $3,850,000 $2,440,000 $856,210 $7,146,210 30 $238,207
    Arizona Rich Rodriguez $2,898,500 $1,850,000 $1,500,000 $2,515,180 $859,000 $9,622,680 44 $218,697

  • Bird Man

    The argument about how much money Ferentz makes is old. He took what was given to him. If you are going to make a song atleast make sure it is accurate. The administration gave him that contract. So to use that as the argument for his failures shows you and many other hawk fans know nothing about football.

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