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A&M hires Elko, so any day now for Chavis hiring?

With Texas A&M hiring Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator Thursday, it’s clear John Chavis will be coming to Arkansas sooner or later.



We’ve heard John Chavis is already working on Fayetteville, but have absolutely zero evidence of that.

But he’s not at Texas A&M anymore.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly let that one out of the bag Thursday afternoon on Twitter:

No other defensive coordinator candidates have surfaced for Chad Morris’ staff and the guess here is he’s going to announce the staff at once.

Here’s an educated guess at how the staff will look:

Head coach: Chad Morris
Offensive coordinator: Joe Craddock (also coaching quarterbacks)
Defensive coordinator: John Chavis (also coaching linebackers)


Running backs: Jeff Traylor
Tight ends: Barry Lunney, Jr.
Wide receiver: Justin Stepp
Offensive line: Dustin Fry


Defensive line-special teams: Steve Caldwell
Defensive line: John Scott
Secondary: Ron Cooper

Other names on defensive side mentioned are Terry Price from Texas A&M and Terry Joseph, although the positions are unclear.

Sources have indicated Arkansas State secondary coach Trooper Taylor won’t be coming to Arkansas and will continue to wear his cap backwards in Jonesboro.

Again, these are educated guesses and nothing official has been announced yet.


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