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.
Arkansas expected to hire Guiton as receivers coach
Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton warms up on the sideline during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman moved swiftly to replace wide receivers coach Justin Stepp on Sunday.
Pittman is expected to name Kenny Guiton, the former Ohio State quarterback, as the Razorbacks’ new receivers coach as early as Monday, multiple sources told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette late Sunday.
Guiton, 29, worked this season as receivers coach at Colorado State.
The Houston native broke into coaching as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston in 2015 and spent two seasons with the Cougars before taking on a quality control assistant role at Texas. He worked at Houston again in 2017-18, crossing paths with current Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, who was the Cougars offensive coordinator in 2018.
Guiton went on to serve as outside wide receivers coach at Louisiana Tech in 2019.
Stepp has taken the position of receivers coach at South Carolina in his hometown of Columbia, S.C., for first-year Coach Shane Beamer.
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