Jeff Traylor leaving Arkansas to take head-coaching job at Conference USA school
A top Arkansas assistant is getting his first opportunity to lead a college football program.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Razorbacks associate head coach Jeff Traylor will be hired to become the third coach in UTSA football history. Traylor was also the running backs coach at Arkansas, where he spent the last two seasons.
Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Traylor coached under former Arkansas head coach Chad Morris at SMU. He was the Mustangs’ associate head coach/running backs coach in 2017, briefly serving as the interim head coach after Morris was hired by Arkansas.
Traylor also spent time as an assistant at Texas, serving as the tight ends coach from 2015-16.
The UTSA job became open when the school fired Frank Wilson on Dec. 1 after he had spent four seasons leading the Roadrunners.
Over the past two seasons, UTSA has gone a combined 7-17. In seven seasons playing in Conference USA, the Roadrunners have only made one appearance in a bowl game — a loss in the New Mexico Bowl at the end of the 2016 season.