So far, this offseason has already been one of the most noteworthy under Kirk Ferentz. Some big moves were made with offensive coordinator Greg Davis retiring, Brian Ferentz taking over the position and not welcoming back special teams coordinator/running backs coach Chris White nor wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy. Most recently, Iowa brought in Ken O’Keefe to coach the quarterbacks, Tim Polasek as the new offensive line coach and Kelton Copeland to be the wide receivers coach.

Ken O’Keefe is a former offensive coordinator for Iowa under Ferentz and has been with the Miami Dolphins since 2012. Polasek comes from North Dakota State after serving as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach the past three years. Copeland was brought into the same positions that he was at Northern Illinois, who he coached with for the past four seasons.

There is more youth injected into the Hawkeyes coaching staff now with five coaches under 40 (Brian Ferentz, Kelvin Bell, Seth Wallace, Polasek and Copeland).

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