Ferentz UMaine Departure Opened Job For Cosgrove
Kirk Ferentz left his UMaine football head coach job after the 1992 season to join Bill Belichick's coaching staff with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Jack Cosgrove was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach of the Black Bears.
Interestingly enough, the day Cosgrove stepped down as UMaine coach, Ferentz has his Iowa Hawkeyes 11-0 and the College Football Playoff committee has his team ranked in the top-4 in the nation.
Ferentz spent three years at Maine and his teams went 12-21. He then was Belichick's offensive line coach in Cleveland and moved to Baltimore when that franchise left town and became the Ravens. He returned to Iowa in 1999 to replace legendary Hayden Fry and has been there ever since.
Two other former UMaine football coaches, Buddy Teevens and Tim Murphy, led their teams to the co-championship of the Ivy League. Teevens is Dartmouth head coach and Murphy is the longtime Harvard head coach. The Big Green and Crimson share the Ivy League title with Penn. All three teams went 6-1 in league play.
Teevens was hired at Maine to replace Ron Rogerson in 1985. He spent two years in Orono with a 13-9 record before leaving to take over as head coach at Dartmouth.
Murphy took over from Teevens and led the Black Bears to a 15-8 mark for two seasons. He left Maine to take over the U of Cincinnati program.