FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas will join the Razorbacks in the same position.

Thomas has spent the past four seasons at Washington and has previously coached running backs at Purdue, Louisville and Idaho.

Bielema says Thomas' background in recruiting – particularly in Texas – is a strong draw for the Razorbacks. Thomas has also worked under new Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

Thomas coached the Huskies' running backs in Saturday's loss to Boise State in the MAACO Bowl. In the loss, Washington running back Bishop Sankey recorded 205 rushing yards and was named the bowl's most valuable player.

Thomas replaces running backs coach Tim Horton as Bielema hand-picks his staff for next season.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

share this story:
facebook
email

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus






Mariners coaches talk about the adjustments they must make if the transfer rule stays

Podcast: Hear from Mariners coaches Chris Woodward and Andy Van Slyke about the challenges players face with the new transfer rule.


'Hawk Talk' highlights: What will Sidney Rice's role be?

Highlights from the latest edition of "Hawk Talk" with Danny O'Neil, which included a question about what kind of production to expect from WR Sidney Rice.


Clint Dempsey leads Seattle past Dallas, 3-2

Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.




mynorthwest.com
Copyright © 2014 Bonneville International. All rights reserved.