Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says it may be a few weeks before his staff is complete. Ferentz needs a new offensive coordinator after Ken O’Keefe left to join the staff of the Miami Dolphins. He also needs a new offensive line coach after Reese Morgan switched over to the defensive line.
“To me the key thing is getting the right people and the calendar is important to some degree, but what’s more important I think is that we get the right people in place for this program, for this team,” Ferentz says. He says they don’t have to play until September, so they have time to pick the right people.
Ferentz says the timetable moving ahead isn’t firm, and he says it will be a tough job to fill, just like the defensive coordinator spot was. Ferentz was asked if his son, Brian, might be one of the candidates. Brian Ferentz is the tight ends coach for the New England Patriots.
“You know, we’re open to anything right now, anybody that’s out there that has a chance to really help our football team, he’s got a pretty good job right not,” Ferentz says.
Earlier this week Ferentz promoted Phil Parker to defensive coordinator. Parker had been the defensive backs coach for the past 13 years.