Johnson Resigns as UA Defensive Coordinator

by ElvisHog on January 1, 2008

Twenty days after his hiring, Ellis Johnson resigned as Arkansas’ defensive coordinator Thursday to take the same position at South Carolina, Hogs head coach Bobby Petrino announced today.

Johnson will replace Brian VanGorder at South Carolina. VanGorder was hired by head coach Steve Spurrier on Dec. 19, but resigned Thursday morning to become defensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons.

For comments from Spurrier on the hiring of Johnson, click here.

Here’s what Petrino had to say through a news release this afternoon: [read more]

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