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Parker to return for 2011 season

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker says he'll return again for the 2011 season.  Parker made the comments during a media question and answer session for this year's Insight Bowl.

Parker's future status with the team has been in questions due to complications caused by diabetes.  Earlier this season, Parker had a foot amputated because of the disease.

"The first game I got to come to was the Michigan State game, and I was sitting at that game up in the press box and was thinking to myself you know this is really where I want to be," said Parker, "This is who I am and what I live for.  So, there's no questions in my intentions to next year to be back and to be back stronger and healthier than ever."

Parker will coach the Hawkeyes against Missouri in the Insight Bowl on December 28.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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