New Georgia coach interested in Arkansas assistant
New Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is busy putting together his coaching staff.
One of the assistants he apparently likes is Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos.
Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema told Thomas Murphy from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Smart contacted him about Enos on Sunday.
Bielema: Kirby (Smart) called me earlier this morning to ask permission to talk to Dan. Enos has a no-compete clause w/SEC teams.
— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) December 7, 2015
Smart may have a hard time getting Enos to leave Fayetteville. Enos has a no-compete clause in his contract that prevents him from leaving Arkansas to become an assistant coach at an SEC school.
Also, Smart may have a hard time convincing Bielema to let Enos leave. Arkansas had one of the SEC’s highest scoring offenses this year. In their last six games, the Razorbacks scored 54, 63, 52, 31, 50 and 28 points, respectively, and went 5-1. Under Enos’ guidance, quarterback Brandon Allen emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC, passing for 3,125 yards and 29 touchdowns. Running back Alex Collins ran for 1,392 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Arkansas was second in the SEC in total offense, averaging 456.8 yards per game. Georgia ranked eighth in the conference, averaging 381.4 yards.
This was Enos’ first season with Arkansas. He had spent the previous five years as Central Michigan’s head coach, and had led the Chippewas to two bowl appearances. Before that, he’d been an assistant coach at several schools, including Michigan State and Cincinnati.