Former UVA DC Reid interviewing at Iowa

Former Virginia defensive coordinator Jim Reid is reportedly interviewing at Iowa today. The interview was first reported over the weekend by 247Sports.

On Friday night, FootballScoop.com tweeted that Reid — along with former Colorado receivers coach Bobby Kennedy — “will likely join the staff.”

Reid was fired Dec. 2 as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Virginia; the Cavaliers went 4-8 in 2012. Reid led the Cavaliers to a No. 31 national ranking in total defense at 353 yards per game.

The question is where does Reid fit in on the Iowa coaching staff. Head coach Kirk Ferentz has announced one opening on the staff, with receivers coach Erik Campbell departing. Phil Parker just completed his first season as the Hawkeyes’ defensive coordinator after spending 13 as a position coach.

Prior to his stint at Virginia, Reid was the head coach at UMass (1986-1991), Richmond (1995-2003), and Virginia Military Institute (2006-07). He also served as the Miami Doplhins linebackers coach in 2008 and 2009.

Iowa begins spring practice on March 25.

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