FAMILY AFFAIR: Iowa Tries To Ease Nepotism Complaints

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Recently, it seems getting a job in the University of Iowa Athletics Department is a family affair.

The University took steps Thursday to ease nepotism complaints after the hiring of Tyler Barnes, the soon-to-be son-in-law of head football coach Kirk Ferentz.

Athletic Director Gary Barta released a statement saying, “There will be a review of Barnes’ long-term employment options related to his current position.”

Barnes will also report to Associate Athletics Director Rick Klatt instead of Ferentz.

Last year Ferentz’ son Brian was hired over 100-other applicants to become the Hawkeye’s offensive line coach.

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