Iowa Coach Norm Parker’s Front Seven Nation Army

Posted by Bret Feddern on September-28-2009 Add Comments

Norm Parker orchestrates a methodical Iowa defense that is quickly earning the reputation as one of the most physical in the nation. 

The sheer defensive domination of the No. 5 ranked Nittany Lions helps that reputation greatly. Parker has always coached this type of defense.

Prior to joining the Hawkeye staff in 1999, Parker coached 12 seasons at Michigan State (1983-94), five at Minnesota (1972-76) and three at Illinois (1977-79). 

While at Michigan State, the Spartans won the 1987 Big Ten title.  In 1988 they won the Rose Bowl by defeating USC, 20-17.

He has a long tenure as a coach in the Big Ten, and it has helped him ga...

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