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Iowa: The Harvard of Coaching
Iowa leads the nation with 16 alums as Division I football coaches
Former UI head football coach Hayden Fry quietly built a system designed to groom potential coaches.
Former UI head football coach Hayden Fry quietly built a system designed to groom potential coaches.
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Dec. 21, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tucked away in the heart of Big Ten country, somewhat removed from the national spotlight, there's a different sort of football factory -- one that specializes in coaches.

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The University of Iowa boasts 16 alums that are current NCAA Division I football coaches -- the most in the nation. Buffalo athletic director Warde Manuel, who has two former Iowa players on his football staff, said that when you consider how many coaches the school has produced, it would be fair to call Iowa "the Harvard of the profession."

Click HERE to read Jared Diamond's complete article that was published in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

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