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Iowa DC has foot amputated

Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:57 pm
 
Sad news that Iowa's inspirational defensive coordinator Norm Parker had his right foot amputated.

Parker had missed several weeks due to complications from diabetes. He is one of the most respected assistants in the game and is beloved by Hawkeye players. Let's just hope Parker can return at some point. He is the heart and soul of Iowa's defense and better man.



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Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 3:48 pm
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Class act for a class school.  Hope he can return to the team at some point.  My prayers go out to him and his family, as well as to the team.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:03 am
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

My thoughts and prayers are with Norm Parker’s family.  I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes (Type I) at the age of 37.  It has been a constant battle not only for me but my an entire family. Best wishes for a quick recovery and the stabilization of his condition.   




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:36 am
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Absolutely! My Stepfather died from complications from diabetes. Hopefully they can get this under control and he lives and long fruitful life. My prayers are with him and the whole Iowa football community.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:27 am
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Hats off to coach parker and his family.  Prayers to him and wish him a speedy recovery.  His defense will play inspired in his absence I am sure of it.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:04 am
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

My prayers go out for Mr. Parker and his family. Remember that your influence on thousands of young people has extended your family unimaginably. Get well, Hawkeye Nation has no doubt you will rise above this obstacle and take something positive from it.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:03 am
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Oh my goodness, that's really tough. My prayers go with him.



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 8:23 pm
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Best wishes from East Lansing Coach Parker, get well soon.  Coach Parker was the Linebacker Coach at MSU while I was there in the 80's.  Great man and great defensive mind.




Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

hawk fans love "NORM!"  and NORM loves the university of iowa...quoting the cedar rapids gazzette...

“He’s upbeat right now,” Ferentz said. “I don’t want to say we’ve turned the corner or are on the downhill slope, but we’re in much better shape than we were a couple weeks ago.”

As far as a return, Ferentz said “I think we’re still looking at a matter of weeks before he’s back with us.” Ferentz said he senses that Parker wants to come back for the long haul. Ferentz said a return for the Michigan game on Oct. 16 “might be a little ambitious.”

“He has no inclination to retire. This is what he loves doing,” Ferentz said. “A big part of the motivation for doing the surgery and for us being prudent here is for him to come back for the long haul and not just the rest of the season. That’s not what we’re looking for. . . . I think he’s got a lot of things in mind for the next couple years, not just the next couple weeks.”

you take care norm and you know the hawkeyes on the field and off,  you are in their hearts. hes great motivation for watching him go through this long struggle with diabetes. 




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:56 pm
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

All the best to Mr. Parker and the Hawkeye family.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:54 pm
 

Iowa DC has foot amputated

Thoughts and prayers for Coach Parker, his family, and the Hawkeye nation. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, and for NO future complications from this insidious disease.


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