IOWA CITY, Iowa - Pete Thamel from Yahoo Sports is reporting that Iowa Football has found its new offensive line coach. Tulane's George Barnett would be replacing Tim Polasek, who left last month to become Wyoming's offensive coordinator.
Sources: Iowa is hiring Tulane’s George Barnett to become the school’s next offensive line coach. He’d spent seven years at Miami (Ohio) University and is a disciple of respected OL guru Harry Hiestand.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 4, 2021
George Barnett joined Tulane as its offensive line coach in December after seven seasons with Miami (Ohio), where he served as its assistant head coach/co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach since 2016.
You can read Barnett's Tulane bio HERE.
Barnett was well-respected during his time in Oxford under head coach Chuck Martin, as the video below illustrates. The Redhawks captured the '19 MAC Championship and have been bowl eligible in four of the last five seasons.
🏈 KNOW YOUR COACH 🏈BONUS CLIPS 🎬🎬🎬Some coaches are too unique to fit into just 1️⃣ video ‼Hear more reasons why every upcoming O-Lineman should want to play for @CoachBarnett_MU #ComeFlyWithUs | #MACChamps pic.twitter.com/uFM86mo1ZJ— Miami RedHawks Football Recruiting (@RedHawk_Recruit) May 3, 2020
Polasek spent four campaigns tutoring the Hawkeye offensive front. He took over for Brian Ferentz, who was elevated to offensive coordinator in '17.
Barnett is an Illinois native who played at Millikin University in Decatur. He began his coaching career at Mattoon (IL) High in '03 before stops at Illinois (graduate assistant), Indianapolis, Grand Valley State, Illinois State, Miami (Ohio) and Tulane.