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Double duties

Iowa is looking for more than new coordinators and a handful of new assistant coaches this offseason.
Coach Kirk Ferentz also has some graduate assistant spots to fill as the Hawkeyes work toward 2012.
Iowa will have four graduate assistants beginning this fall, twice as many as the Hawkeyes had working with the team in 2011.
One of last year’s graduate assistants, defensive grad assistant Charlie Bullen, will follow Ken O’Keefe to the Miami Dolphins for a position on the staff there.
David Raih has been the Hawkeyes’ offensive graduate assistant the past two years.
“Those GA spots have been in the back of my mind, too, so we’re increasing our ability to abuse guys. Now, we’ll have four to abuse instead of two,” Ferentz said.
“It’s going to help with the workload, because there is a lot of film breakdown, so at least we’ll have a little more manpower now. … We’ve had to GAs who were brilliant. Both of those guys were smarter than everybody on staff maybe with the exception of one or two of our guys. But, Charlie and Dave were just outstanding, so it is nice to see Charlie get a great opportunity.”
Those are among the positions Ferentz hopes to fill before Iowa spring drills begin on March 24.
The Hawkeyes will also host a public practice at Kinnick Stadium on April 14.

One Response to “Double duties”

  1. steve Says:

    Nothing missing. He was saying that they had two bright guys as GAs who he said were smarter than all of the coaches, maybe with the exception of a couple of guys.
    Mostly, I think he was paying those two guys a compliment. Both are pretty sharp guys, book smart.