Sam Pittman’s coaches did such a good job their first season in Fayetteville that the Razorback coach had to fight to keep some of his assistants on The Hill.

After losing receivers coach Justin Stepp to South Carolina, Arkansas quickly turned around and hired former Colorado State receivers coach Kenny Guion to fill the void. Now, after moving on from tight ends coach Jon Cooper, Pittman once again worked quickly to bring in a replacement for a departing assistant coach.

This time, however, the Arkansas coach has landed an assistant that he’s previously worked with according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Feldman is reporting that the news tight ends coach in Fayetteville will be Cody Kennedy, who was recently named offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Southern Miss.

Before landing the Southern Miss job, Kennedy was Tulane’s offensive line coach, where he helped the Green Wave pave the way for the nation’s No. 11 overall rushing offense (243 rushing yards per game) during the 2019 season and the nation’s No. 17 rushing offense (217 rushing yards per game) during the 2020 season.

Kennedy landed his position at Southern Miss after working under Pittman at Georgia as a graduate assistant. During his season in Athens, Pittman and Kennedy’s offensive line was named a finalist for the Joe Moore Awar — given annually to the nation’s best offensive line.