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
Bielema hires two for recruiting
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema watches his team during practice Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the UA practice field in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas made a pair of hires this week to its football recruiting staff.
The Razorbacks hired E.K. Franks as director of recruiting Wednesday and Daniel Bush as assistant director or recruiting Thursday. Franks spent the last two seasons as running backs coach at Southeastern Louisiana, while Bush has worked in player personnel at Alabama since 2011.
Franks, who worked with Bret Bielema at Kansas State and Wisconsin, replaces Chris Hauser, who was let go at Arkansas shortly following National Signing Day in February. The Razorbacks' most recent signing class ranked a consensus 11th among teams in the SEC.
According to his bio, Bush spent last summer in a volunteer research position with the San Francisco 49ers.