Norm Parker to sit out Iowa road game

Updated: September 14, 2010, 1:33 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker likely won't be with the ninth-ranked Hawkeyes for Saturday's game at No. 24 Arizona after being hospitalized recently with back pain.

Parker, a diabetic who has been hospitalized several times in recent years, missed last week's game against Iowa State. The 68-year-old coached the second half of the 2009 season from the press box.

Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday that Parker remains under care and "it's doubtful he'll be with us ...

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