Three Big Ten coaches ready for main tasks

The college football coaching carousel is wild and while the Big Ten didn’t have any crazy shakeups last season, things are unlikely to stagnate in 2022. Each season, there are a number of up-and-coming coordinators who are picked by a group of five schools or Power Five schools looking to make a splash.

The Big Ten features a few interesting names that I was surprised didn’t make bigger headlines, but the next three names are bound to get some more hype and seem poised to take on bigger responsibilities in their own programs. Unfortunately, no Ohio State Coordinators make this list, but with the fact that: Jim Knowles’ First Season at Ohio State and Kevin Wilson probably won’t leave anytime soon, the lack of Buckeyes makes sense.

Sherrone Moore, Michigan

Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive line coach Sherrone Moore against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Why his name matters

Sherrone Moore is with Michigan since 2018 and coached the tight ends until he was promoted to Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach last season. He did a fantastic job as Michigan enjoyed their best season of the decade. Moore is only 36 years old and sooner or later seems to have the makings of a future main man.

Brian Ferentz, Iowa

Iowa offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Ferentz holds a soccer ball during the Hawkeyes’ final spring NCAA soccer practice session, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Why his name matters

There is probably no better example of nepotism than Biran Ferentz and anyone hiring him for a bigger gig should overlook some of the “racially insensitive comments” issues, but he has been a vital part of the Iowa coaching staff since 2012 and at just 39 years old, Ferentz still has quite a bit of time left to run a program.

Phil Parker, Iowa

Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker calls players for instructions during a spring NCAA college football practice session, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the University of Iowa Indoor Practice Facility in Iowa City, Iowa. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Why his name matters

Phil Parker is the oldest man on this list at 59 years old, but he was the Iowa defensive coordinator since 2012 and has created a consistently dominant unit. He has already received offers, but that will probably increase after this season.

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