Arkansas reportedly fires defensive assistant coach
Arkansas just finished off a solid 2021 season under second-year head coach Sam Pittman going 9-4 overall with a win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
But, as the Razorbacks prepare for the 2022 campaign, they’re reportedly making a change on the defensive side of the ball.
Per 247Sports, the Hogs have fired DL coach Jermial Ashley, who spent 1 year at Arkansas in 2021:
#Arkansas defensive line coach Jermial Ashley has been fired by Sam Pittman, a person familiar with the decision tells @247Sports. (@TomMurphyADG first reported)#Razorbacks #Hogs #CFB https://t.co/g8JoeQo9Qi
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) January 23, 2022
Ashley came over from Tulsa prior to last year, having spent 6 years with that school.
Barry Odom is still in place as Arkansas’s defensive coordinator, so we’ll see what direction the Hogs go to replace Ashley. There is still time before spring football starts in a couple of months.