Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Sources: Former Mizzou linebacker to join Razorback support staff
Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
FAYETTEVILLE Former Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer will join the University of Arkansas football staff as an analyst, sources with knowledge of the agreement said on Tuesday.
Scherer, who last played for the Tigers in 2016, was most recently a graduate assistant coach at Missouri last season. His final season as a player was the first as head coach at Missouri for Barry Odom, the new Arkansas defensive coordinator.
Scherer, a 6-3, 235-pounder, posted 266 career tackles at Missouri, with 17 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 7 passes defended.
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