Kirk Ferentz Gives Update On Upcoming Iowa Coaching Hire

first_imgA closeup of Kirk Ferentz on the sideline during a football game.TUCSON, AZ – SEPTEMBER 18: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes watches from the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 34-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Iowa football is working without a full coaching staff. Kirk Ferentz sees that changing soon.Defensive line coach Reese Morgan announced his retirement just ahead of spring practice. Morgan says he made the call to focus on his family, after 19 years on staff in Iowa City.Kevin Bell moved from recruiting coordinator to coach the defensive line. However, the new hire is expected to focus on the same position, and assist Bell there.Kirk Ferentz says that he plans to “get things rolling” on his new assistant coaching hire this week.From HawkCentral:“(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.”With Kelvin Bell going from recruiting coordinator to head defensive line coach, that leaves open some recruiting duties that the staff has decided will be spread evenly. Here’s how it’ll work: The new assistant will assist Bell on the defensive line and handle in-season recruiting evaluations on defense. Running backs coach Derrick Foster will handle in-season evaluations on offense.It sounds like that will probably come after the end of spring. The Hawkeyes have two weeks left of the practice period.last_img read more

Drone pilot fined after steering device above crowds during Raptors celebrations

OTTAWA — The federal government is fining a rogue drone pilot for flying the device over downtown Toronto as crowds celebrated the Raptors’ historic NBA championship win — and again during the victory parade four days later.Transport Canada says it will serve up a fine of $2,750 to the individual, who was not identified, following its investigation into the incidents in mid-June.The earthbound pilot broke multiple rules, steering the drone within 30 metres of another person and through the controlled airspace of Toronto’s skyscraper canyons — which sit within three nautical miles of an airport. The Transport Department says the violator flew the remote-controlled device — which was not registered — despite lacking drone pilot certification.Transport Minister Marc Garneau says safety is his “No. 1 priority” and that pilots “must never put people or aircraft in danger.”Celebrations after the Raptors’ historic win against the Golden State Warriors on June 13 carried on late into the night in Canada’s biggest city.The daytime victory celebration on June 17 saw an estimated two million people flood the downtown core in an event that drew criticism for its planning, with some bystanders caught in the crossfire when gunfire erupted near city hall, injuring four.The Canadian Press read more