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Iowa defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is being mentioned as a possibility to fill an assistant coaching vacancy at Nebraska.
FootballScoop.com, a coaching website whose tips tend to fairly credible, reports that the fifth-year Hawkeye assistant is among individuals Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini is considering for a vacancy on his defensive staff.
The web site reports, “Sources close to the program tell us Bo Pelini has targeted Iowa defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski to fill the defensive opening he has. We continue to hear that John Papuchis will be named defensive coordinator.”
Pelini said Friday he will announce his new staff member “when the time’s right,” possibly wanting to wait until after the bowl season to make any move official.
Kaczenski recruits Florida, Georgia and metro Atlanta for the Hawkeyes. He has been on the Iowa staff as an assistant for five years after serving as a graduate assistant with the Hawkeyes for two years.
Kaczenski is a Pennsylvania native and Notre Dame graduate who played for Kirk Ferentz mentor Joe Moore.
Before arriving at Iowa, Kaczenski spent time coaching at Elon, East Tennessee State, South Carolina State, South Carolina and Erie Cathedral Prep in Pennsylvania, his prep alma mater.

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