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News of former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker’s death stunned Iowa and college football fans Monday. Parker, who also served as an assistant at Michigan State (1983-1994), Illinois (1977-79) and Minnesota (1972-76), coached at Iowa from 1999 to 2011. See some of the best Twitter reaction to Parker’s passing, both from former players and Iowa personalities, in this post.
It was sad to hear of the passing of former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker. He was one of the best in the business, but you rarely heard about it because of the low profile he kept.
Former University of Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker passed away early Monday morning at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Parker, who retired from the Iowa coaching staff following the 2011 season, was 72.
New Penn State head football coach James Franklin made quite the impression at his introductory press conference Saturday afternoon. The former Vanderbilt coach didn’t hide his personality, one bit, showing passion, humor and commitment throughout the hour-long presser. Watch our favorite moments from Franklin’s first media session as Penn State’s coach in this post.
After a nine day coaching search, James Franklin was officially introduced as the head football coach at Penn State today. Franklin, who coached at Vanderbilt from 2011-2013, was introduced to the public in a news conference Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium.
James Franklin was just introduced as the Penn State football coach, and here are his opening remarks from his introductory press conference. Franklin, the former Vanderbilt coach, replaced Bill O’Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two seasons to coach the Houston Texans. Watch Franklin discuss his new job in this post.