Iowa is in the process of finding a new assistant coach for the start of the 2019 season, and head coach Kirk Ferentz says things will “get rolling” this week.

Earlier in the week, Ferentz told Hawk Central that he’s taken some time to evaluate what the program needs and how to fill the vacancy left by former defensive line coach Reese Morgan before the spring season. The head coach now has a good idea of how he wants to fill the vacancy and will continue to move forward.

“(The wait) has allowed us some time to think about what we’re looking for, in terms of naming another assistant,” Ferentz said. “I think we’re far enough down the road where we have a good idea of what it is we’re looking for, specifically. We’ll start the process sometime this week and get things rolling.”

Ferentz is hoping to have someone named and in place by the end of the month.

Kelvin Bell moved from recruiting coordinator to head defensive line coach with Morgan’s retirement. Ferentz would like the new assistant to handle recruiting coordinator duties as well as assist Bell with the defensive line.

Morgan spent 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes before retiring before the spring season.