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University of Iowa: Brian Ferentz will report to Gary Barta

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Officials at the University of Iowa say that new offensive line coach Brian Ferentz will report to athletic director Gary Barta, not his dad.

Because of a school policy that discourages nepotism, the University of Iowa released details of a plan to manage the conflict of interest between Brian Ferentz and his dad, head coach Kirk Ferentz.

In a memo, Barta wrote that he was "very interested in pursuing" Brian Ferentz to join the football coaching staff because of his experience and success.

Brian Ferentz was an assistant with the New England Patriots.

Barta added that he, not Kirk, interviewed four candidates for the job and recommended Brian for the job.

Barta will conduct Brian's annual performance reviews and compensation.

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