You can pick this up other places, but I linked to BHGP to stay with a B10 blogger.
Interesting to see a lateral move like that from a guy that has been with a program a while. This has been rumored in IC for a bit when Norm stepped down. The reason being that Phil Parker (no relation to Norm), the DB coach, would be made the new DC. The DC position has not been officially posted, but the rumor was that it was informally offered to Parker, not Kaczenski. Captain Kirk could have gone outside with the position, but is setting into Lloyd-land by trying to keep promotions in house. I guess Kaczenski did not feel he had any opportunity to move up on the staff. Considering the relative strength of the Iowa DL (this year excluded due to incredible attrition), it will be interesting to see how this sorts out in a few years.