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Bielema’s staff 40ish, diverse

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 12:18 a.m.

Bret Bielema completed his nine-man coaching staff on Thursday, hiring Kansas State receivers coach Michael Smith.

A decisively younger football coaching staff will take the field when Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema’s 2013 team debuts Aug. 31 against Louisiana-Lafayette.

GOING YOUNGER

HEAD COACH

2013: Bret Bielema (43); 2012: John L. Smith (63)

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

2013: Jim Chaney (51); 2012: Paul Petrino (45)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

2013: Chris Ash (39); 2012: Paul Haynes (43)

OFFENSIVE LINE

2013: Sam Pittman (51); 2012: Chris Klenakis (48)

WIDE RECEIVERS

2013: Michael Smith (42); 2012: Kris Cinkovich (51)

RUNNING BACKS

2013: Joel Thomas (38); 2012: Tim Horton (44)

TIGHT ENDS/DEFENSIVE ENDS

2013: B. Lunney Jr (38); 2012: Steve Caldwell (56)

DEFENSIVE LINE

2013: Charlie Partridge (39); 2012: Kevin Peoples (42)

LINEBACKERS

2013: Randy Shannon (47); 2012: Taver Johnson (41)

SECONDARY

2013: Taver Johnson (41); 2012: Bobby Allen (53)

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Sports, Pages 15 on 01/22/2013

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