It looks like Iowa has found one new coach to fill an open assistant spot.
Jeff Kolpack of inforum.com reports that the Hawkeyes are adding North Dakota State offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tim Polasek to the coaching staff.
Polasek took over as offensive coordinator in January 2014. Polasek was also a graduate assistant with the Bison and later coached running backs (2007), was the special teams coordinator and fullbacks and tight end coach (2012). He had also been at Northern Illinois for the 2013 season, where he coached tight ends and fullbacks.
Before first coming to North Dakota State, Polasek was an assistant at Wisconsin-Stevens Point for three seasons.
While with the Bison, Polasek helped NDSU roll to its fifth consecutive FCS national championship during the 2015 season. QB Carson Wentz became the Philadelphia Eagles’ first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wentz went No. 2 overall.
The Bison defeated Iowa this past season, beating the then-No. 13 Hawkeyes 23-21.
Iowa adding North Dakota State OC to staff
I can confirm that Bison offensive coordinator Tim Polasek is leaving NDSU for an assistant position with Iowa.
— Jeff Kolpack (@FGOSPORTSWRITER) February 14, 2017
As reported by Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman, the Hawkeyes have openings at offensive line, wide receiver and running back.
Iowa still has two open coaching positions on offense, at either offensive line, wide receiver or running back. In April, the NCAA expects to expanded football coaching staffs to 10 members, which would allow Iowa to fill all three of those spots.