Where are they now: 2012 Arkansas coaching staff

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Friday, January 4, 2013
Idaho's new football coach, Paul Petrino, left, speaks while university President Duane Nellis, center, and athletic director Rob Spear listen during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday. Petrino replaces interim coach Jason Gesser, who guided the Vandals during the final four games after Robb Akey was fired. Petrino has been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas.
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Idaho's new football coach, Paul Petrino, left, speaks while university President Duane Nellis, center, and athletic director Rob Spear listen during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday. Petrino replaces interim coach Jason Gesser, who guided the Vandals during the final four games after Robb Akey was fired. Petrino has been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas.

— Tim Horton is the eighth member of Arkansas' previous football staff to be hired elsewhere since the end of the 2012 football season in November.

Below is a look at where the Razorbacks' former staff members have wound up and who has replaced them at Arkansas.

John L. Smith

At Arkansas in 2012: Head Coach

Now: Head Coach, Fort Lewis College (Effective March 1)

Replacement: Bret Bielema, Wisconsin

Paul Petrino

At Arkansas in 2012: Offensive Coordinator

Now: Head Coach, Idaho

Replacement: Jim Chaney, Tennessee

Paul Haynes

At Arkansas in 2012: Defensive Coordinator

Now: Head Coach, Kent State

Replacement: Chris Ash, Wisconsin

Taver Johnson

At Arkansas in 2012: Linebackers Coach

Now: Cornerbacks Coach, Arkansas

Replacement: Randy Shannon, TCU

Chris Klenakis

At Arkansas in 2012: Offensive Line Coach

Now: Offensive Line Coach, Iowa State

Replacement: Sam Pittman, Tennessee

Steve Caldwell

At Arkansas in 2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Ends Coach

Now: Defensive Line Coach, Arkansas State

Replacement: Charlie Partridge, Wisconsin (Defensive Line Coach)

Bobby Allen

At Arkansas in 2012: Defensive Backs Coach

Now: Director of High School Relations, Arkansas (Non-Coaching)

Replacement: Taver Johnson, Arkansas (Cornerbacks Coach)

Kris Cinkovich

At Arkansas in 2012: Wide Receivers Coach

Now: Offensive Coordinator, Idaho

Replacement: Michael Smith, Kansas State

Tim Horton

At Arkansas in 2012: Running Backs Coach

Now: Tight Ends Coach, Auburn

Replacement: Joel Thomas, Washington

Jason Veltkamp

At Arkansas in 2012: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Now: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, North Carolina State

Replacement: Ben Herbert, Wisconsin

Kevin Peoples

At Arkansas in 2012: Defensive Tackles Coach

Now: Defensive Line Coach, UAB

Replacement: Charlie Partridge, Wisconsin (Defensive Line Coach)

Nick Holt

At Arkansas in 2012: On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator

Now: Defensive Coordinator, Western Kentucky

Replacement: Chris Hauser, Wisconsin

Mark Robinson

At Arkansas in 2012: Director of Football Operations

Now: N/A

Replacement: Mark Taurisani, Wisconsin

Jason Shumaker

At Arkansas in 2012: Director of High School Relations

Now: Running Backs Coach, Idaho

Replacement: Bobby Allen, Arkansas

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