Iowa RBs coach has never been RBs coach

But Chris White has 12 years of college and NFL experience as special teams coach

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Pete Roussel of gets credit for being the first to report Minnesota Vikings special teams assistant Chris White will be Iowa's running backs/special teams coach.

Here is White's resume.

2009-2012 - Special teams assistant, Vikings

2005-2008 - Syracuse, wide receivers coach

2004 - Syracuse, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator

2000-2003 - Syracuse, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator

1999 - Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator

1996-1998 - UNLV, linebackers coach and special teams coordinator

1994-1996 - Bishop Manogue High School (Reno, Nev.), head coach

1993 - Holy Cross, quarterbacks coach

1992 - Arkansas, graduate assistant

1990-1991 - Syracuse, graduate assistant

As you can see, "running backs coach" isn't part of the 45-year-old White's resume. But 12 years of special teams coaching is, and he is also Iowa's new special teams coach. If you were hiring someone to do both, I'd rather have someone with 12 years of special teams-coaching under his belt (including four in the NFL) than 12 years of coaching running backs.

Special teams has been and perhaps always will be an undervalued part of a football team. If you can upgrade your performance there, it will almost certainly show up in the won-lost record by year's end. Living in the present, running backs Damon Bullock and Mark Weisman are pretty good.

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