OKAY, MAYBE NOT YOU BUT A QUALIFIED YOU, IF THAT'S YOU. There's an open position within the Iowa Football coaching staff as posted online by the University of Iowa. The position requirements are:
Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) required.
Excellent technical and tactical knowledge of the sport of football.
Must understand the Y-stick passing concept and appreciate a good three-yard out route.
Ability to recruit national caliber student-athletes.
Ability to teach a kickoff return team to recover an onside kick.
Demonstrated knowledge of the NCAA rules and a commitment to adhere to all rules and regulations of the University of Iowa, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and effective organizational and administrative skills.
Computer software knowledge, including but not limited to MS Office Suite, Hudl, recruiting databases, Vizio, etc.
Ability to develop a catch-phrase on Twitter
Hey, if that's you, sign right on up!
AS WE'VE DISCUSSED PREVIOUSLY ON INP. This job posting may be a formality. Often when coaches are rumored to leave names pop-up. There's been the coach(s) with Iowa ties, like Ron Aiken (who was recently let go by the Arizona Cardinals), but often names emerge from left field (see: Greg Davis). Which Iowa coach(s) are moving on is still a mystery, since Iowa has yet to publish an official release. We think we know who, Erik Campbell and Lester Erb.
So, what does that mean for new faces? We've mentioned Bob Kennedy and Jim Reid. The latter may not make sense because he's a former defensive coordinator and Iowa's two departures are offensive coaches. Like last season, don't discount the possibility of someone (Darrell Wilson) moving over to running back (maybe) and Reid taking over a defensive position.
SINCE WE ARE JUST A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY FROM CREEP-A-PALOOZA, LET'S TALK 'CROOTIN. As Kirk Ferentz looks to close his class of 2013 football recruits the subscription sites are all buzzing with names to watch for those final scholarships. Iowa will host a handful of those potential targets in Iowa City this weekend. Wide receiver Cameron Smith, wide receiver Dre Fuller, linebacker Kyle Norberg, running back Bo Bower and defensive back Jacquille Veii are slated to be in town. Some have offers, some don't just quite yet.
Other prospects Iowa is chasing include: linebacker Reggie Spearman (Illinois verbal), wide receiver Brian Lemelle, wide receiver A.J. Jones, defensive end Ruben Dunbar and defensive back Mycial Allen. There's also a chance for some last minute surprises with recruits that Iowa is interested in but yet offered. Norberg, mentioned above, fits that mold. So does in-state prospects Trev Hadacheck, Drake Kulick and Josey Jewell.
WE KNOW OF ONE WALK-ON THAT WILL NO LONGER GIVE IT A GO AT IOWA. Rob Howe, of Hawkeye Insider, had this tweet yesterday:
Hunt was going to give running back at Iowa a chance. No word on why he changed his mind.
LISA BLUDER'S BUNCH NETS ANOTHER WIN. Jamie Printy dropped 29 points on Wisconsin in Iowa City last night. The Hawkeye women pulled away late from the Badgers to win 71-60. Bluder's team is now (4-2) in Big Ten play, (15-5) overall.
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