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Iowa Assistant Jim Reid Has Accepted Defensive Coordinator Position at Boston College

Hawkeye Insider has confirmed the reports of Jim Reid leaving Iowa to be the defensive coordinator at Boston College.

Derek Young of Hawkeye Insider has confirmed multiple reports that Iowa linebackers coach Jim Reid has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Boston College under Steve Addazio. Reid helped engineer a strong linebacking core this year for the Hawkeyes which was lead by sophomores Josey Jewell and Ben Niemann. 

It was first reported by Blair Sanderson of HawkeyeReport.

Reid spent three years in Iowa City as an assitant for the Hawkeyes. Before that, he spent time as Virginia as a defensive coordinator, with the Miami Dolphins as a linebackers coach, defensive line coach at Syracuse and Bucknell, and head coach at UMass, Richmond, and VMI. 

It will not be Reid's first time at Boston College as he was the defensive coordinator for them in 1994.

There's always a possibility this time of year of losing members of the coaching staff. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was asked about possible defections early in December.

"That's part of the life we live," Ferentz said about coaching changes. "So if somebody decides there's something better out there for them, I've always operated under the philosophy that I don't want to try to make judgments for other people, what's best for their lives. If something would come along that's exciting for them or attractive, I'll support them on that.

"The good thing about coaching (at Iowa) is I think we can always get great people to come here and work."

It is not known who will replace Reid on the Iowa staff but current tight ends coach LeVar Woods does have experience as the linebackers coach in Iowa City.


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