Multiple media outlets have been reporting late Thursday that wide receivers coach Justin Stepp will remain in that capacity under new coach Sam Pittman and that is a big-time positive move.
Stepp joins new offensive line coach Brad Davis are the only two assistants officially on the new staff, but defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell and safeties coach Ron Cooper have been on recruiting visits this week.
With the news coming on the same day Treylon Burks was named to the freshman All-SEC team, it will be welcomed with the Warren native, who has a strong relationship with Stepp.
That is apparently the case with a strong group of freshmen receivers, including the ones Stepp recruited, including Trey Knox, T.Q. Jackson and Shamar Nash.
And he apparently can coach pretty well, too. Burks and Knox have received post-season honors, something not a lot of other positions sawafter the Hogs completed their second straight 2-10 season.