Following up on reports from the Seattle Times and Northwest Arkansas Online from the past week or so, former Washington defensive coordinator Nick Holt is indeed heading to Arkansas.
… And he’ll be taking Jessica Dorrell’s old job, now known as “on-campus recruiting organizer.”
[/Dramatically fights urge to spew inappropriate jokes]
“Nick Holt is a tremendous addition to our program,” coach John L. Smith said Wednesday. “He will be able to come in here and fit well within our staff, and he brings a tremendous amount of football knowledge. He is great interacting with student-athletes and truly wants to put them in a position to succeed. I have no doubt Nick will be successful in this role for us.”
Dorrell was Bobby Petrino‘s mistress hired quid pro quo last spring and was on a motorcycle operated by Petrino when the two were involved in a single-vehicle accident last April. Petrino failed to mention Dorrell’s presence and was eventually fired by athletic director Jeff Long. Dorrell “resigned” a short time later.
Holt was canned by Washington coach Steve Sarkisian after the Huskies’ defense failed to make the plane trip down to San Antonio for a 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl. If anything, Holt heading to Arkansas in this capacity says more about the direction his career is heading than anything else.