New Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced the hiring of Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash to the same position late this afternoon.
From the release:
Ash spent the last three seasons at Wisconsin and helped the Badgers win three straight Big Ten championships and become the first Big Ten team to play in three straight Rose Bowls since Michigan following the 1976-78 seasons. Ash brings experience as a defensive coordinator at two other schools and has also been a recruiting coordinator three times in his career.
At 39 years old, with 2 Rose Bowl defenses on his resume as a (co) coordinator, established success as a secondary coach and a reputation as a good recruiter, Ash (at least on paper) appears to be just what the doctor ordered for a Razorback defense that has struggled in recent years.