January 5th, 2012 11:14 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Arkansas
Tags: Cotton Bowl, Ohio State, Paul Haynes, Willy Robinson
New Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes is in an unusual position. Hired quickly enough after the regular season that he’s already on staff and coaching his new team in their bowl game, the ex-Ohio State assistant says the Hogs’ defensive style in the Cotton Bowl might provide a preview of what he’ll do next season.
Asked if his gameplan for Kansas State will be more of what Arkansas has done in 2011 or what he plans to do going forward, Haynes said:
“I think it’s going to be a little bit of both. But, again, I think one of the reasons why I’m here is there is a little bit of similarity to what we did at Ohio State and what we do at Arkansas. It’s going to be a little bit of both. A little bit of a mixture. But, to me, football is football.”
Haynes also said yesterday that the “jack” linebacker position used by Willy Robinson the past four seasons will remain a part of the Hogs’ scheme. “Those type of guys, that position, will stay for sure.” That position is basically a hybrid safety-linebacker spot.
The Razorbacks will — finally — face KSU in the Cotton Bowl tomorrow night.
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