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Iowa Loses a Legend: Former Hawkeye Defensive Coordinator Norm Parker Dies

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RIP Norm.

PER TWITTER. Tyler Sash was first to express sadness from the sudden passing of former Hawkeye Football defensive coordinator Norm Parker.

Matt Kroul was next.

And several others followed:

Parker was the defensive coordinator at Iowa from 1999-2011. Kirk Ferentz hired Parker prior to his first season as Iowa's head coach. Norm did fantastic things for Iowa, for football in general and off the field too. It's no wonder so many former Hawkeyes are quick to take to social media to express their sadness and offer sympathies.

The University has yet to confirm the sad news. However, per Hawk Central, sources within the University have confirmed his passing. We'll have more as the story develops.