The Iowa Hawkeyes are set to hire Tim Lester, the former Western Michigan head coach who spent 2023 as a Green Bay Packers analyst, as their offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

Lester, 46, had been set to take a coordinator role at Troy under new coach Gerad Parker, sources told ESPN, but he will instead replace Brian Ferentz, the son of longtime Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz.

Iowa athletic director Beth Goetz, who supervised Brian Ferentz because of nepotism policies, announced in late October that Ferentz would not return in 2024. Iowa’s offense has tumbled to historic lows the past two years despite the team’s overall success, and it ranked last nationally in total offense and next to last in scoring offense in 2023.