Two former Vol assistants join SEC staffs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (WVLT) -- According to multiple reports, longtime Tennessee assistant coach Steve Caldwell is joining Bobby Petrino's staff at Arkansas. Caldwell is expected to coach on the Hogs' defensive line.

Caldwell did not coach anywhere in 2009. Before that, he was an assistant under Phillip Fulmer for 13 years. Caldwell has Arkansas ties. He played his college football at Arkansas State. His first coaching job was also at Arkansas State.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's unsettled coaching staff is starting to take shape, with Stan Drayton and D.J. Durkin accepting assistant coaching positions.

Drayton is returning to Gainesville as running backs coach, the same position he held between 2005 and 2007. He spent the last two years at Tennessee (2008) and Syracuse (2009). Drayton replaces Kenny Carter, who is joining Charlie Strong at Louisville.

Durkin comes to Florida as linebackers coach, taking on a role Strong held the last five years. Durkin spent the last three years at Stanford, where he worked with defensive ends and coordinated special teams.

A defensive graduate assistant under Urban Meyer at Bowling Green (2001-02), Durkin also worked at Notre Dame (2003-04) and Bowling Green (2005-06).

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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