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It’s also greater than what 29 FBS public-school head coaches made last season in basic pay.

Doyle, patient 48, symptoms has been Iowa’s strength coach for each of Kirk Ferentz’s 18 years atop the Hawkeye program.

“Most of the people who follow our program know that what’s very important to Kirk is student-athlete development — physically, mentally, leadership,” Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Monday. “He relies heavily on Chris’ role in that.”

A strength coach at a Power Five conference school getting paid on par with his team’s offensive and defensive coordinators likely is unique nationally to Iowa, which after the 2014 season opened the $55 million Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center — with a 23,000-square-foot weight room as the centerpiece.

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