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Arkansas Hires Reggie Mitchell As RB Coach

Mitchell to join Hogs after spending past six seasons at Kansas
Reggie Mitchell

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Reggie Mitchell is said to have recruited more talent to play football at Kansas than any other coach in recent history and now he’s heading to Arkansas.

The longtime Jayhawks assistant will replace Jemal Singleton as Arkansas’ running backs coach.

“I got to know Reggie during my time in the Big Ten and he was known as a dominant recruiter,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said, “Over his career he’s recruited and developed elite running backs and athletes that had great college careers and advanced to the NFL. I’m excited about the opportunity to have Coach Mitchell join our staff.”

Mitchell served as Kansas’ recruiting coordinator and running backs coach and has made several stops in the Big Ten during his 32-year coaching career, the last six with the Jayhawks.

“I’m excited to be a Razorback and be a part of Coach Bielema’s program,” Mitchell said. “Arkansas is a special place with a ton of tradition, especially at the running back positon. I know there’s a talented group of running backs there and I can’t wait to get there a keep that tradition going.”

Mitchell began his coaching career as a student assistant at Central Michigan in 1983 and has had stops at Ferris State, Michigan, Western Michigan, Kent State, Minnesota, Illinois and two stints at Kansas.