Arkansas hires Buckeyes assistant

Arkansas hires Buckeyes assistant

Published Jan. 16, 2012 10:44 a.m. ET

Ohio State assistant football coach Taver Johnson has been hired to coach the linebackers at Arkansas.

Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino announced the move Sunday and said Johnson would be an assistant head coach.

Johnson spent five seasons coaching cornerbacks at Ohio State, which compiled a 50-15 record during his tenure and won four Big Ten titles.

Johnson briefly served as the defensive line coach with the Oakland Raiders after five years at Miami (Ohio), and he spent a year with the Cleveland Browns as special teams coach.