January 16th, 2012 11:47 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Arkansas
Tags: Buckeye State, Cleveland Browns, Paul Haynes, Reggie Johnson
Bobby Petrino has added another ex-Buckeye to his 2012 Razorback coaching staff in the person of linebackers coach Taver Johnson. Johnson coached cornerbacks at Ohio State from 2007 through this past fall. His hiring in Fayetteville was reported yesterday evening.
Johnson is an Ohio native and has coached across the state at the small college (Wittenberg), big college (OSU), and pro (Cleveland Browns) levels. In Columbus, he served under recently-hired Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes.
Johnson replaces Reggie Johnson who went with ex-Hog offensive coordinator Garrick McGee to UAB.
Johnson and Haynes give the Hogs some good ties to the state of Ohio, one of the most talent-rich states in the country. As you must know, Arkansas is one of the most talent-poor states in the SEC when it comes to producing future NFL players. And with Texas inroads already laid, Petrino now appears to be turning his attention to the Buckeye State.
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