Five down, four to go.
The latest addition to Bret Bielema‘s first Arkansas coaching staff is George McDonald, who will serve as the Razorbacks’ wide receivers coach. McDonald comes to the Hogs from Miami, where he served as receivers coach the past two seasons. He also added the title of passing game coordinator in 2012.
“George McDonald has a reputation as a top recruiter as well as a great teacher and technician,” said Bielema. “In his heart, he has always wanted to be a college coach because he believes in recruiting young men and being a part of helping them develop for four years. He will be a positive influence on our wide receivers as they grow and learn under his guidance.
“His track record of developing NFL-ready receivers and his first-hand experience as a position coach in the league will be attractive to our student-athletes and future Razorback receivers. He knows what it takes to be an NFL receiver and has the ability to teach our players how to be a pro in every aspect so they can maximize their potential in college and set themselves up for a career on the next level.”
Prior to his time with the Hurricanes, he was a receivers coach at Minnesota (2007-08), Western Michigan (2005-06) and Northern Illinois (2001-03). He was the Broncos’ offensive coordinator during his time at the MAC school as well.
Additionally, he served (again) as received coach for the Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and tight ends coach at Stanford (2004).
Bielema had previously announced the hirings of Jim Chaney (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Chris Ash (defensive coordinator), Sam Pittman (offensive line) and Charlie Partridge (defensive line).
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