Thursday, January 7, 2010

Petrino Brings on Assistants

Yesterday, Coach Petrino announced the addition of Steve Caldwell and Kris Cinkovich to the coaching staff as assistant coaches.

Caldwell, a former Tennessee defensive line coach, is set to coach the Razorbacks defensive ends. Kris Cinkovich will replace Paul Petrino, who recently left to be an offensive coordinator for Illinois, and work with wide receivers.

Caldwell, a former Arkansas State player, spent 14 seasons as a coach at Tennessee. Cinkovich spent the last six seasons on the UNLV staff working with wide receivers. Both coaches are well known for their abilities to coach players and recruit well.

Earlier this week, Coach Petrino announced that defensive ends coach Kirk Botkin will not return. Botkin's departure made room for Caldwell who is a close friend of Coach Petrino.

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