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Rick Brown: Fire still burns inside assistant Reid

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — At an age when many Americans are planning for retirement, the fire to coach football still burns inside 63-year-old Jim Reid. And it’s not a flicker, but a full-blown inferno. When I asked Iowa’s second-year linebackers coach Wednesday what part of the job he loves the most, Reid’s answer was more […]

LeVar Woods wants his linebackers to ‘let it loose’

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — LeVar Woods has seen enough to be encouraged. As a linebackers coach for Iowa’s football team, Woods caught an early glimpse of the players who will fill a glaring void in the Hawkeye defense. Travis Perry, Quinton Alston and Reggie Spearman have all spent time on special teams, where Woods had […]

Jim Reid, LeVar Woods named linebackers coaches of the year by FootballScoop

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa linebacker coaches Jim Reid and LeVar Woods have been named Linebackers Coaches of the Year by FootballScoop. Woods, a three-year letterman during his Hawkeye playing career, completed his second year coaching Iowa linebackers after serving as an administrative assistant from 2008-11. Reid, a veteran […]

The secret to Anthony Hitchens’ monster day

[ 0 ] October 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens had one of the best games of his Iowa career Saturday. “I feel I’m getting better every week,” Hitchens said. “Give all the credit to Coach Reid.” Assistant coach Jim Reid, in his first year at Iowa, works with the linebackers. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz hired Reid after […]

Iowa football: Hawkeyes’ linebackers ‘letting it rip’ under new assistant Jim Reid

[ 0 ] April 7, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Timidity will not be tolerated among Iowa’s linebackers. When defensive assistant Jim Reid joined the Hawkeyes’ football staff in February, he made tenacity a priority. “For me, something he’s emphasized is us letting it rip,” senior linebacker James Morris said. “And understanding we’re good players and we have what it takes […]

Iowa receivers starting over with new leader

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mention Bobby Kennedy’s name, and you’ll get a smile. Iowa’s new receivers coach is fast becoming a locker room favorite, with his easy-going manner and knack for conversation. “He’s a great story teller,” said Jim Reid, who recently joined the Hawkeyes football program as a linebackers coach. “And (Kennedy) has got […]

Transcript: Defensive assistant Jim Reid’s press conference

[ 0 ] April 3, 2013

Iowa defensive assistant Jim Reid met with the media on Wednesday in Iowa City. He is entering his first season with the Hawkeyes. JIM REID: Well, first of all, it’s an incredible honor to be here at the University of Iowa with coach Ferentz. The one immediate dynamic that was obvious was that we have […]

Ferentz finishes coaching staff makeover

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013

The Iowa coaching staff makeover is complete. Coach Kirk Ferentz put a bow on an off-season of coaching staff changes Friday after announcing that he had hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to fill the final vacancy. “We’re locked in,” Ferentz said. “Chris was the last piece of the puzzle. We’ll all be here […]

More big changes for Ferentz’s coaching staff

[ 0 ] February 14, 2013

Iowa has had two head football coaches, Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz, since 1979. That longevity has been rewarded with five Big Ten titles and 24 bowl appearances. Solidarity has also been a staple of their coaching staffs. But change happens. In Thursday’s case, a lot of change. Ferentz announced Thursday that he has added Bobby […]