Report: Iowa to hire Tulane assistant to fill OL coach vacancy
Iowa has long been a national brand for churning out elite offensive linemen, but the Hawkeyes are replacing their offensive line coach this offseason.
The vacancy was opened up when Tim Polasek left for Wyoming. Polasek is leaving Iowa to take over as the offensive coordinator in Wyoming.
While Polasek’s departure is a key one, head coach Kirk Ferentz should be well-equipped to bring in a new OL coach to keep things moving. According to a Thursday report by Pete Thamel with Yahoo! Sports, Ferentz has landed on the coach to fill the void.
According to Thamel, the Hawkeyes are set to hire current Tulane OL coach George Barnett. He was hired by Tulane in Dec. of 2020 after a long tenure at Miami (OH):
Sources: Iowa is hiring Tulane’s George Barnett to become the school’s next offensive line coach. He’d spent seven years at Miami (Ohio) University and is a disciple of respected OL guru Harry Hiestand.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 4, 2021
Barnett’s time at Miami began in 2014, and he served as the co-OC and Assistant Head Coach in addition to his OL duties during his time there. He also has stops at Illinois State, Grand Valley State, and Illinois (as a grad assistant) on his resume.
Hopefully he can keep the OL for the Hawkeyes rolling right along.