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Watch: Kirk Ferentz talks about Iowa football ahead of spring practice


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Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz spoke with members of the media Monday as the Hawkeyes get ready for the start of spring practice. 

Iowa finished last season with a 6-2 record and was voted No. 15 in the final Amway Coaches' Poll and No. 16 in the final Associated Press poll. The team had six-game winning streak before games against Michigan and Missouri were canceled.

Spring practice starts Tuesday. The final spring practice/game set for May 1.

During his news conference Monday, Ferentz said the season represents a "new opportunity" for the team.

Ferentz said it's important for players to understand that the season is "a fresh opportunity" no matter who they are or where they are on the depth chart.

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Other topics included the defensive line

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Kirk Ferentz addresses defensive line at Iowa
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz spoke to members of the media on Monday, March 29, 2021, ahead of the start of spring practice.
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And former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle

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Iowa football: What did Kirk Ferentz say when asked about Chris Doyle?
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz spoke to members of the media on Monday, March 29, 2021, ahead of the start of spring practice.
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You can watch all of Ferentz's comments below.