Arkansas hires Jennings to coach defensive backs

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas on Thursday hired Clay Jennings from TCU to be the Razorbacks’ defensive backfield coach.

Coach Bret Bielema says Jennings‘ experience is a good fit with Razorback defensive coaches in both terminology and philosophy.

Bielema says Jennings built a reputation at TCU for using different looks to keep opposing offenses guessing. The head coach said Jennings‘ knowledge of recruiting in Texas will be an important asset for the team.

TCU hired Jennings in 2008 after he spent a year at Baylor. In each of his first three years, TCU’s defense led the nation in total defense, only the third team to have achieved that designation.

Jennings coached the secondary at Southern Arkansas in 2000 and had stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Sam Houston State and Houston. He coached safeties for the Cougars.

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