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Erb out for Iowa football, Reid, Kennedy, in

BY BEN ROSS | FEBRUARY 15, 2013 5:00 AM

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Even more new faces will appear on the Iowa football coaching roster this coming season.

The Iowa Athletics Department released a statement Thursday announcing two new coaches on the staff and the departure of another.

Bobby Kennedy will join the Iowa football staff to coach wide receivers after spending the last two years at the same position at the University of Colorado. Kennedy was also the wide receivers coach at Texas while Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis called the plays for the Longhorns from 2004 to 2010.

Jim Reid will serve as a defensive assistant for the Hawkeyes. Reid was the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Virginia from 2010-2012. Before going to Virginia, Reid served as the outside-linebacker coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2008 and 2009.

Former Iowa running backs and special-team coach Lester Erb has left the Iowa staff to “pursue other opportunities,” according to the release.

The news comes one day after Iowa defensive-back coach Darrell Wilson left the program for the same position on the coaching staff at Rutgers. Kennedy will replace Erik Campbell, who left Iowa earlier in the year.

“I am very appreciative of Lester and Darrell’s many positive contributions to Iowa football over the years and wish them both the best moving forward,” Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz said in the release. “I am excited to have Bobby and Jim join our staff. Both men have coaching experiences that will complement and supplement our staff and team in a positive way. Jim and Bobby are tremendous individuals who will be a good fit on our campus and great representatives of our university and football program.”


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