Iowa Football: Hawkeyes Set to Hire NDSU OC, Tim Polasek as an Assistant

Reports swirling that Iowa hires Tim Polasek as an assistant.

After Greg Davis retired, the Hawkeyes were on the hunt for an offensive coordinator and a quarterbacks coach. They filled the OC position with head man Kirk Ferentz's son, Brian and former Iowa OC, Ken O'Keefe took the quarterbacks coach position. 

This left running backs and wide receivers wide open. 

A report from Jeff Kolpack of WDAY-AM in Fargo, ND has the Hawkeyes hiring North Dakota State offensive coordinator and running backs coach, Tim Polasek. 

The position that he will fill hasn't been leaked, but considering he was the running backs coach for the Bison, the same position would make sense for him in Iowa City. 

Polasek has made several stops during his time as a coach. 

He was an assistant coach at Wisconsin-Stevens Point for three seasons before heading to Fargo to take a position with the Bison. He coached defensive backs, wide receivers and tight ends, as well as quarterbacks during his time with WSP. 

He took a graduate assistant job with the Bison in 2006 and was named running backs coach for the 2007 season. Tim also spent the 2013 season in Dekalb, IL on Northern Illinois' staff.

The Bison offense ran all over the Hawkeyes in their meeting this past season during their upset. NDSU ran for 239 yards on 49 carries during their visit to Iowa City. 

I like the fit for Polasek. He comes from a school that is known for winning at the FCS level and is a similar team in terms of offensive schemes. Once confirmed, I believe this is a home run hire for the Hawkeyes. 


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