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Hogs name Travis Williams as defensive coordinator

Williams has spent the last two seasons at UCF as the defensive coordinator under Gus Malzahn.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Update: Arkansas officially announced Travis Williams as defensive coordinator.

The University of Arkansas is expected to name UCF defensive coordinator Travis Williams to the same position, according to Brandon Marcello with 247Sports.

Williams coached linebackers at Auburn and has spent the previous two seasons with the Golden Knights. This season, Willams guided a UCF defense that allowed 23.2 points per game, which ranks ninth in the American Athletic Conference. UCF also gave up the seventh most yards per game, allowing an average of 384.3 yards.

Williams would replace Barry Odom who left the Razorbacks earlier this month to take the head coaching job at UNLV.

Arkansas will close out the season on Dec. 28 against Kansas in the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff from Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. Central.

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