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
Jennings contract worth $320,000
Clay Jennings was hired as Arkansas' defensive backs coach after spending six seasons at TCU.
FAYETTEVILLE New Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings will make $320,000 annually, according to his letter of agreement signed Monday.
Jennings' contract runs through June 30, 2015. It includes a $100,000 buyout if he leaves prior to Feb. 15, 2015.
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The buyout drops to $50,000 between Feb. 16, 2015 and June 30, 2015. The buyout would be waived if Jennings accepted a head coach or defensive coordinator position.
Jennings has spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at TCU. He replaces Taver Johnson on the Arkansas staff after Johnson left earlier this month for an assistant coach position at Purdue.
Johnson made $250,000 in his role as the team's cornerbacks coach last season.
The Razorbacks' assistant coaches will make a combined $3.205 million next season, which is slightly down from $3.225 million last year. Arkansas' staff had received a cumulative pay raise the last three off-seasons.