Iowa LB, son of team's strength and conditioning coordinator opts to hit transfer portal
Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle, the song of the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator Chris Doyle, has opted to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The news comes just a few days after head coach Kirk Ferentz placed Chris Doyle on administrative leave following allegations of “racial disparity” within the program.
Several examples of those disparities involved Chris Doyle. The University of Iowa is launching an independent investigation into the accusations.
Dillon Doyle made the announcement on Tuesday night. He spent two seasons with the Hawkeyes and was a member of the team’s 2018 recruiting class.
“I’m announcing that I’ll be moving on to the next step of my career and entering the transfer portal,” Doyle wrote. “I am excited to join a new football team and give my all to helping them on their path to a championship.”
— Dillon Doyle (@dillondoyle_) June 9, 2020
Last season, Dillon Doyle appeared in all 13 games for the Hawkeyes and was credited with 13 tackles and a forced fumble. He appeared in four games as a freshman during the 2018 season. He was able to use that year as a redshirt season.
Dillon Doyle will have three years of eligibility at his next destination. However, if he transfers to an FBS program, he will be forced to sit out the 2020 due to NCAA transfer rules unless he is granted a waiver.
Chris Doyle was placed on administrative leave over the weekend. It’s unclear what his future may hold with the Hawkeye football prgoram.