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Football staff opening confirmed

Erik Campbell remains in search of a new job.

We’ve known for weeks Erik Campbell was out as the wide receivers coach at Iowa despite the school’s refusal to acknowledge the situation. Today, via a posting on the university’s website, there’s finally confirmation of the opening.

As you can see from the online advertisement here, interested parties can apply directly to UI Director of Football Operations Paul Federici.

State law mandates open positions must be advertised for 10 business days, so it may be a while before we hear who lands the open spot on Kirk Ferentz’s staff.

It’s likely Ferentz already has a candidate for the job in mind. That was the case after the 2011 season when he added his son, Brian, to the staff along with new offensive coordinator Greg Davis. One name rumored to be in the mix is that of former Colorado receivers coach Bobby Kennedy, who worked under Davis on Mac Brown’s staff at Texas. Colorado cleaned house after the 2012 season, firing former coach Jon Embree after two years on the job.

One man who won't be getting the job is popular former graduate assistant David Raih. The former Iowa quarterback, viewed by many as an up-and-comer in the coaching ranks, recently left Iowa City for Lubbock, Texas, to join Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech. Raih's three year stint as a graduate assistant in Iowa City came to an end after the 2012 season.

Stay tuned to Voice of the Hawkeyes for updates.

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