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Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz Reveals Why Star TE Noah Fant Has Played Sparingly

first_imgKirk Ferentz wearing an Iowa pullover.EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes lost to the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend. With the win, Northwestern clinched the Big Ten West and will meet either Michigan or Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.Meanwhile, another loss for the Hawkeyes makes three-straight for the team after a hot 6-1 start to the year. With the losses piling up, many Iowa fans are unhappy with the use of one of their preseason All-Americans over the past few games.Preseason All-American tight end Noah Fant has been seldom used, despite ranking second in receptions and receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns. Fant played just nine snaps in the second half of the loss to the Wildcats.Even former Iowa stars are getting in on the debate over Fant’s misuse.noah fant i feel your pain brother. hang in there. stay silent stay the course and stay focused. don’t say or do anything out of frustration that may impact your future. high road!— DJK (@DJKoulianos15) November 11, 2018After the Northwestern loss, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz revealed why Noah Fant hasn’t played much over the past few games.According to The Gazette, Ferentz called sophomore tight end T.J. Hockenson “a little bit more versatile as a tight end.” Perhaps the coaching staff thinks Hockenson is a better blocker, which would explain why the team uses him more.Fant figures to be an early pick in the 2019 NFL draft – potentially in the first half of the first round.last_img read more