We’ve been told be a recruit that Iowa WR coach Erik Campbell will not be with the Hawkeyes next season.
Now, that position has been officially posted on the University of Iowa jobs website. (Check it out here. Salary is commensurate. You need a drivers license and director of football ops Paul Federici is the contact.)
The recruiting trail reveals:
– Head coach Kirk Ferentz and O-line coach Brian Ferentz have been in Ohio and Illinois this past week visiting recruits, according to Brian Ferentz’s Twitter feed and that of several recruits, including Illinois O-lineman Colin Goebel and Ohio D-lineman Brant Gressel (is there a more B1G name than Brant Gressel?).
– Linebackers coach LeVar Woods has been bouncing between Texas and Illinois, which has historically been the recruiting area for running backs coach Lester Erb, who wasn’t present at Iowa’s junior day last Sunday, according to HawkeyeReport.com.
– Offensive coordinator Greg Davis joined Woods for recruiting visits in Texas. Iowa is a finalist for WR Cameron Smith, of Coppell (Texas) High School.
– Defensive coordinator Phil Parker has been recruiting Detriot.
– D-line coach Reese Morgan had a hand in recruiting OL Ross Pierschbacher and QB/ATH Jay Scheel for the 2014 class. Both players committed to Iowa in the last couple of weeks.
– Iowa is a finalist for Maryland athlete Jacquille Veii, who is visiting this weekend. He’s being recruited by defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson. Iowa and Maryland are still in it.
– Recruiting coordinator and assistant DL coach Eric Johnson was at junior day and talked with St. Louis QB prospect Tyler Creath, according to Creath’s Twitter. Johnson has recruited the St. Louis area for several years and is listed as the lead recruiter for athletes Derrick Mitchell Jr. and Andre Harris, both of whom committed to Iowa last fall for the 2013 class.
– Signing day is Feb. 6, which also happens to be the listed end date for advertising for this position.
– It’s still unclear though signs do point to D.J. Hernandez, who said on Twitter about a month ago that he’s Iowa’s tight ends coach and is now listed in the UI directory, joining Iowa in a graduate assistant’s role. Last season, graduate assistant David Raih coached Iowa’s tight ends. Raih was in the third and final year of his graduate assistantship and has been hired in an administrative role at Texas Tech.
The recruiting mechanism might be somewhat revealing.