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Hawks' Barta supports Ferentz despite 4-8 season

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If the Iowa football team turns around last year's 4 and 8 season--- no one will be happier or more relieved than Hawkeye Athletic Director Gary Barta.

Of course a successful football program is critical to the financial vitality of any athletic department.

Barta though has a lot invested in the success of the football program and head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Barta has come under scrutiny for signing Ferentz to a contract that pays nearly $4-million dollars a year through 2020 and would require a substantial buyout if the football program can't pull out of its current tailspin. But Barta says it's not an issue because he believes in Ferentz..

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