New Iowa linebackers coach Jim Reid says the failures of the 2012 season have provided motivation for the Hawkeyes this spring. Reid joined the staff two months ago after spending the previous three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Virginia.
“There’s a focus here that doesn’t guarantee you success, but if you don’t have the focus that we have right now, then you can’t have success,” Reid says.
Reid inherits an experienced group of linebackers that includes James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens. He says there are certain techniques that stay within the structure of the defense and they are not going to change those.
The Hawkeyes will hold at practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines this Sunday. They will close out spring drills with a scrimmage on April 27th.