OFFICIAL: Herring Heads to Arkansas

Sources close to the situation have informed Pack Pride that NC State defensive coordinator Reggie Herring has accepted an offer to coach the same position at the University of Arkansas. <P><B>UPDATE: </b>The University of Arkansas has announced the hiring of Reggie Herring.

Herring has reportedly accepted a deal from Akansas worth over $300,000 per year and a three-year guaranteed contract, making him one of the highest paid assistants in college football.

"He basically got the best deal an assistant coach can get," one source told Pack Pride.

Herring, who came to NC State after two seasons with the Houston Texans of the National Football League, turned around a Wolfpack defense that struggled in 2003. Under Herring the Wolfpack led the nation in total defense, yielding just 221.36 yards per game.

UPDATE: Arkansas Hires Reggie Herring

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The architect of the nation's leading defense, North Carolina State Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Reggie Herring, has been named defensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas it was announced by UA head coach Houston Nutt on Saturday.

Herring has 24 years of full-time coaching experience including eight as a Division I-A defensive coordinator. He also has two years of professional football experience with the Houston Texans.

"We are extremely excited to add Reggie Herring to our staff," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. "He brings a wealth of experience and impressive credentials to the job. He has been successful in some of the top leagues in the country including six years in the Southeastern Conference. What he was able to do at North Carolina State this season was truly remarkable in transforming his unit into the top defense in the country. I know it was a very difficult decision to leave North Carolina State, but he is excited to be a Razorback. I have known Reggie since we were graduate assistants together at Oklahoma State. I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to our program."

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