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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
Arkansas gets a big post-signing day pickup in the form of junior college defensive end Dorian Gerald. The No. 4 overall prospect in the ESPN JC 50 and the nation's top-ranked juco defensive end, Gerald was down to a final two of Arkansas and Texas A&M. New Razorbacks defensive coordinator John Chavis will certainly welcome Gerald's talents in the Hogs' front seven.
The classes are full, and the grades are out. Alabama, Ohio State and Texas impressed and earned the only three A-plus marks.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
South Carolina linebacker Jaylen Moody is one player who benefited from not signing during the early signing period. Moody has seen offers come in since the end of December, and is now visiting Arkansas this weekend and Alabama before signing day in February. Moody, who is a part of the Carolina Xposure group, says that these next two visits will help shape his final decision.
Adjusting to college can be difficult, but here are a handful of players whose performances grew by leaps and bounds in their second year on campus.
The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.
Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.
Arkansas coach Chad Morris talks to Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons about why he chose to leave SMU for Arkansas, the similarities between the Razorbacks' program and what he experienced as an assistant at Clemson, and more.
Some of the biggest jobs in college football came open this year. Each comes with its own recruiting challenges. Here's what these new head coaches need to do to own recruiting at their new schools.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Sources: UCLA is hiring former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads to coach defensive backs. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Rhoads most recently coached the secondary at Arkansas. He joins a defensive staff that will include Don Pellum and Jerry Azzinaro, both former Kelly assistants at Oregon.
Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer
With the latest wave of coaching changes complete in the SEC, that means the rest of the league has now had 43 different head coaches since Nick Saban was hired at Alabama in 2007. All but Georgia, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina have had three different head coaches since Saban arrived. Arkansas and Tennessee lead the way, each with five different head coaches.
Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons discuss Arkansas' hire of Chad Morris and explain why Morris' skill set in one particular area is a necessity to success in Fayetteville.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
SMU offensive coordinator Joe Craddock will move with Chad Morris to Arkansas. Morris turned over offensive play-calling duties to Craddock after their first season at SMU. Craddock had been a graduate assistant for Morris at Clemson. Very promising young coach.
Peter Burns, Adam Rittenberg and Brad Edwards discuss Arkansas' decision to hire Chad Morris and talk about the steps Morris will have to take to ensure success in Fayetteville.
Sometimes, numbers do lie. When it comes to Chad Morris, his previous work as Clemson offensive coordinator, strong recruiting ties in Texas and the job he did turning around SMU made him attractive to Arkansas.