A month ago, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz promised he would reevaluate the Hawkeyes program and possibly make changes in hopes of improving upon last year’s 7-6 campaign.
The coach’s first offseason move was placing sophomore quarterback C.J. Beathard over junior Jake Rudock on the team’s depth chart.
Ferentz made his second move Thursday.
The school announced multiple changes to the team’s coaching staff. Assistant coaches LeVar Woods, Seth Wallace and Brian Ferentz will have different responsibilities next season.
Woods will take over tight ends after serving as the team’s linebackers coach. Wallace, who is also the program’s recruiting coordinator, switched from being a defensive line assistant to taking over the cornerbacks. And Brian Ferentz will remain the offensive line coach, but he’ll also contribute as the team’s run game coordinator.
“I believe these adjustments in coaching responsibilities will add to our efficiency and productivity as a staff,” Ferentz said in a statement. “We have an outstanding group of teachers and we look forward to the challenge of building a strong 2015 Hawkeye football team.”
Instead of bringing in new blood, Kirk Ferentz decided changes within the current staff was a more pertinent course of action. He previously experienced positive results after making a similar move.
Kirk Ferentz hasn’t been shy about moving coaches across line of scrimmage. Longtime OL coach Reese Morgan went to DL three years ago
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If the goal for Iowa is to improve, these types of move are easily acceptable. If the ultimate goal is to challenge for the Big Ten West title each year, these changes come across as nothing more than a temporary band-aid.