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.
New WR coach Guiton's contract finalized
In this undated 2020 photo, Colorado State receivers coach Kenny Guiton is shown during a spring practice in Fort Collins, Colo.
FAYETTEVILLE — New University of Arkansas receivers coach Kenny Guiton will earn $300,000 per year on a two-year deal with a selection of performance incentives, according to his contract obtained on Wednesday through a public records request by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The salary and term of Guiton’s agreement had been confirmed by a UA official earlier this month after Coach Sam Pittman moved swiftly to hire the 29-year-old from the same position at Colorado State after three-year receivers coach Justin Stepp took a position with South Carolina in his hometown of Columbia, S.C.
Guiton signed the agreement on Jan. 5, as did Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek, and after UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz and UA system president Donald R. Bobbitt signed it, Pittman completed the process with his signature on Sunday.
Guiton, a former quarterback at Ohio State, has moved swiftly through the coaching ranks after breaking in as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston in 2015. After a brief stint as a quality control assistant at Texas, Guiton returned to Houston for the 2017-18 seasons and worked there with current Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles in 2018.
Guiton’s contract runs through Feb. 28, 2023, and includes various incentives, such as a bonus of three months pay for winning the College Football Playoff championship, a half-month’s pay for appearing in the SEC championship game, and one month’s pay for winning the SEC championship or appearing in the SEC’s group of six bowl games.
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