"We expect Norm to be back in the press box," Ferentz said at Friday morning's weekly Johnson County I-Club Event. "He'll be coming down from the rehabilitation center. He'll be up there (Saturday) afternoon. He's excited about that."
Parker has been away from the team since the opener against Eastern Illinois. The Michigan native was admitted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Sept. 10 and later had his right foot amputated due to complications from diabetes.
Parker joined up with Ferentz when the latter took over the head coaching position at Iowa 12 seasons ago. Parker spent 12 seasons (1983-94) coaching at Michigan State. He's been coaching since 1965.