Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Comparison: Arkansas Coaching Salaries, 2012-2013
Cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson is Murphy's lead recruiter.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' football coaching staff will receive another substantial cumulative raise this off-season.
The Razorbacks' assistant coaches received a cumulative raise from $2.304 million to $2.603 million prior to last season, and will make at least $3 million combined next year.
Below is a look at how figures for the 2013 staff ompares with the Razorbacks' staff last season.
Arkansas 2013 Assistant Coaching Salaries
Jim Chaney, Offensive Coordinator, $550,000
Chris Ash, Defensive Coordinator, $550,000
Charlie Partridge, Defensive Line Coach, $350,000
Randy Shannon, Linebackers Coach, $315,000
Michael Smith, Wide Receivers Coach, $275,000
Sam Pittman, Offensive Line Coach, $275,000
Taver Johnson, Cornerbacks Coach, $250,000
Joel Thomas, Running Backs Coach, $235,000
Barry Lunney Jr., Tight Ends Coach, $200,000
Arkansas 2012 Assistant Coaching Salaries
Paul Petrino, Offensive Coordinator, $475,000
Paul Haynes, Defensive Coordinator, $475,000
Taver Johnson, Linebackers Coach, $275,000
Chris Klenakis, Offensive Line Coach, $266,420
Steve Caldwell, Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Ends Coach, $257,000
Bobby Allen, Defensive Backs Coach, $235,000
Kris Cinkovich, Wide Receivers Coach, $214,800
Tim Horton, Running Backs Coach, $205,000
Kevin Peoples, Defensive Tackles Coach, $200,000