Sports writers Chad Leistikow and Chris Cuellar take a look at the offseason hires announced this week for the Hawkeye football team before breaking down the next Hawkeye hoops home game this weekend.
IOWA CITY, Ia. — The two newest members of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz's staff signed one-year contracts this week, according to documents released Wednesday by the university.
Tim Polasek, who will coach the offensive line, will be paid a base salary of $325,000 on his one-year deal, which begins Thursday and is renewable "contingent upon positive performance and mutual agreement."
Kelton Copeland, who will coach wide receivers, will make $225,000 under similar terms.
The information was contained in offer letters from Ferentz to the two coaches that were signed Tuesday and were provided to the Des Moines Register after an open-records request.
Polasek was most recently the offensive coordinator at North Dakota State. Copeland had been the wide receivers and special teams coach at Northern Illinois.
They replace Bobby Kennedy and Chris White, who were not retained after last season. Kennedy was making $340,000 as wide receivers coach. White was paid $315,000 to coach running backs and special teams.