Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has made additional changes to his coaching staff. Recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson will move from tight ends coach and assist with the defensive line and graduate assistant David Raih will coach the tight ends.
Ferentz says the change will allow Johnson to focus more of his attention on recruiting. “I just think the demands of that segment of our organization are so strong that my goal there was to get Eric in a position where he could dedicate more time to that area,” Ferentz says. He says with the ever changing face of recruiting it’s something that will benefit the staff.
Ferentz says by assisting with the defensive line Johnson will be more free to travel during the season. He says they haven’t utilized travel days for recruiting as it keeps coaches on the road instead of with the players. Ferentz says this will free up Johnson to be out on the road more.
It is the latest of several changes on the Iowa staff which includes new offensive and defensive coordinators.