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Social media reacts to hiring of Tim Lester as Iowa’s offensive coordinator

Hawkeye fans have mixed emotions about the new OC.
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Grace Smith
Iowa fans observe action during the 2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl between No. 17 Iowa and No. 21 Tennessee at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. The Volunteers defeated the Hawkeyes, 35-0.

Tim Lester has been hired as Iowa football’s next offensive coordinator, which was announced Sunday.

Hawkeye fans across social media have mixed emotions about the hire, which came three months after Brian Ferentz was told he would not return in 2024.

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Kenna Roering, Sports Editor
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Kenna Roering is The Daily Iowan's sports editor. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in sports and recreation management. Kenna previously worked as a sports reporter for men's wrestling and volleyball and was the summer sports editor in 2023. This is her second year with the DI.
Grace Smith, Senior photojournalist and filmmaker
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Grace Smith is a fourth-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Journalism and Cinematic Arts. In her four years at The Daily Iowan, she has held the roles of photo editor, managing summer editor, and visual storyteller. Outside of The Daily Iowan, Grace has held an internship at The Denver Post and pursued freelance assignments for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Des Moines Register.