Iowa Assistant Coach Quits to Run Culver's Franchise

By Nicholas Jervey on April 20, 2014 at 6:45p
It tastes like Midwestern-ness.

Iowa has – rather, had – a recruiting coordinator by the name of Eric Johnson who decided to resign from Iowa under unusual circumstances. 

Now, from time to time college coaches get out of the football business; former Florida and Illinois coach Ron Zook worked at a bank before getting back into football earlier this year. But I'm pretty sure there hadn't been any coach who left for the fast-food industry, until now:

Franchising Culver's restaurants is a good career move; those fried cheese curds and Butterburgers are to die for (no, I am not a paid spokesman). Nevertheless, until Mark Dantonio resigns to become a farmer this is the most #B1G thing to ever happen in the Midwest.

Source: @HawkeyeCoachEJ


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Deadly Nuts's picture

The next B1G coach to take this path will be Brady Hoke.


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BHT's picture

He will probably run donut palace and eat all the donuts so none of his costumer would get any (not that they want to buy his donuts anyway).

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AndyVance's picture

Hmmm... perhaps something like this?

Hokey Pokey Donuts


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bukyze's picture

And this is what's going to happen to Hoke's car when he eats so many doughnuts, he can't pay his bills:


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Seattle Linga's picture

Hoke's retirement plan


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Chief B1G Dump's picture

I suppose being a franchisee is much better than flipping burgers.
And I suppose being a franchisee is much better than living and working in Iowa.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Culver's would be my second choice if I were to open a fast food franchise. Cane's being the first, obviously. 

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OvalBeachBum's picture

You obviously were a recent student or current student hahahah.  Cane's is the ultimate drunk food!

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

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faux_maestro's picture

La Bamba was the ultimate drunk food. You youngins' have no idea.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

I had 9484958484i4i4i773 Super Nachos in my college career.. and never once sober.

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

The Super Nachos could not be beaten, I was so dissapointed when LaBamba closed.

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

I made the mistake of going to the Cane's at Polaris once.  My wife and I were the only people above the age of 17 (staff included) and you couldn't walk in there.  I love their chicken fingers, but it wasn't worth it...

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brandonbauer87's picture

If you're eating Cane's, go to Olentangy or High St.  

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Yeah, I understand that now.  But we were already up at Polaris for other reasons, so it's not like driving down to campus would have been a good option.

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rosycheeks's picture

If Tressel doesn't get the Akron presidency, he's gonna open a Chick-fil-a. Book it.

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harleymanjax's picture

Somebody please open a Culvers in Florida! 

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

buckguyfan1's picture

Naples just got one.

harleymanjax's picture

Damnit that's 5 and a half hours from me!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Crimson's picture

This is not viewed as a step up how?  Culver's is amazing.  I wish there was one on campus.  Put it in the new building at High and Woodruff coming in 2015 instead of Wendy's.

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KingsRite's picture

Culver's is some yummy stuff.

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

FROMTHE18's picture

pretty damn cool

d1145fresh's picture

Fried Cheese and Butter? He should do well in the South.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Did someone call my name


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tennbuckeye19's picture

I'm thinking Ferentz and Iowa would be better off if he followed suit.

1MechEng's picture

Mmmm ... Butterburgers ...


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Whoa Nellie's picture

Best butterburger I ever ate was at Kroll's, right across the street from Lambeau Field.  A revelation.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

bedheadjc's picture

Anyone think this is him getting fed up with Ferentz' position on recruiting tactics, i.e. NOT recruiting Florida?

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InvertMyVeer's picture

Y'all bout to make me drive all the way to Troy to go get a butter burger, it's been too long lol

Football is complicated...