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Tag: "Norm Parker"

Iowa’s fourth-best football win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

Georgia Tech’s offense had been unstoppable, averaging 307.2 rushing yards and running all the way to the school’s first Orange Bowl game in 43 years. But the ninth-ranked Yellow Jackets were about to run into No. 10 Iowa and defensive coordinator Norm Parker. Iowa’s 24-14 Orange Bowl victory on Jan. 5, 2010, was the program’s […]

Hawkeye notes: Ferentz sees O-line coming together

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sees the offensive line coming together, and freshman guard Sean Welsh is fitting in nicely. There were some doubts about Welsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, being able to maintain his starting spot. “I think Sean Welsh has kind of risen above,” Ferentz said. “He’s clearly our fifth guy, […]

Pat Harty: Norm Parker turned adversity into daily celebration

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker left our world early Monday morning to be with his son in a better place. News of his death at the age of 72 wasn’t necessarily a shock. Parker already was living on borrowed time due to the debilitating effects of diabetes. “God had been trying to get him […]

Social media reacts to Norm Parker’s death

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

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Norm Parker, mastermind of Hawkeye defense, dies

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

The news of Norm Parker’s death left members of his Iowa football family dazed. This, after all, was a man who stymied quarterbacks, defied diabetes — and emerged as the most beloved assistant coach in Hawkeye history. “It’s hard to put into words,” said Jordan Bernstine, a Des Moines Lincoln alum who played defensive back […]

Andrew Logue: It’s time for the other Parker to shine

[ 0 ] August 30, 2013

IOWA CITY – The only thing missing from Phil Parker’s resume is a mystique. Saturday, he can begin to build one. As Iowa’s defensive coordinator, Parker had an entire offseason to prepare for Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch — making the 2:42 p.m. opener a litmus test. If the Hawkeyes can corral the Huskies’ Heisman […]

Iowa defense: From Norm to Phil — a seamless transition

[ 0 ] October 6, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. – They’re really not different. Not all that much anyway. Phil Parker is Norm Parker – only with another first name — and that’s not a bad thing for the Iowa football team. Their defensive philosophies are the same – so far anyway —  as the Hawkeyes prepare for Saturday’s 11 a.m. […]

Iowa football: Breaking down the defense

[ 0 ] August 18, 2012

Blitz? At Iowa? It could happen from a variety of positions as the defense transitions between coordinators – from Parkers Norm to Phil. “Sometimes you have to,” Phil Parker said putting additional heat on quarterbacks. Cornerbacks playing close to receivers before the ball is snapped? “Sometimes you have to,” Parker said. Welcome to the brave […]

Notebook: JVB ready to watch ‘Hard Knocks’

[ 0 ] June 26, 2012

JVB watching for O’Keefe, defensive changes, Rogers’ role, and Hawkeyes know they are being picked low.

Coaching puzzle still missing pieces

[ 7 ] February 8, 2012

Iowa still needs to hire offensive coordinator, O-line coach, linebacker coach.