Kirk Ferentz at the Rose Bowl.

Kirk Ferentz at the Rose Bowl.

A magical football season for Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will conclude with a trip to Super Bowl 50 to watch his son, James, play for the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Santa Clara, California.

“He has gone from a day-to-day contract to now he has a week-to-week contract so he has improved his lot in life”, said Ferentz.

“That is the reality of the NFL. It is a temporary profession but why not chase it and why not got after it and I am really happy for him.”

James Ferentz at 2012 Hawkeye media day.

James Ferentz at 2012 Hawkeye media day.

Ferentz has been to the Super Bowl in past years.

 He says just getting in and out of the stadium is a hassle and watching a game as a parent is a much different experience.

“When you are coaching you are working and when you are playing you are competing but when you are a parent it kind of takes the fun out of everything

James Ferentz talks to reporters in 2012.

James Ferentz talks to reporters in 2012.

because it is either good or bad. It’s tough.”