While it was initially thought to be Charlie Partridge as the major assistant coach that would be joining Bret Bielema in Arkansas, it's officially been reported on Arkansas' website that Chris Ash will be joining Bielema's staff in Arkansas.
Chris Ash, who helped lead Wisconsin to three straight Rose Bowls, has been named Arkansas' defensive coordinator. bit.ly/ZcmIpO— Razorback Football(@RazorbackFB) December 11, 2012
Ash has spent the last three seasons with the Badgers, coaching defensive backs and working with Charlie Partridge to coordinate the defense. This season, he helped craft a defense that was one of the best in the country, and a defense that, on a play-to-play basis, could go toe to toe with anyone. He also should be able to help Arkansas out recruiting-wise as well, as he does have previous recruiting coordination experience at Iowa and San Diego State.
Now that being said? He will be allowed to coach the Rose Bowl. Which is fine.
I mean, we still have Charlie Partridge and his Florida connections kicking around, after all.