Houston athletics director Hunter Yurachek will accept the same position at Arkansas, a source told FootballScoop on Monday.

Yurachek has been Houston’s AD since April of 2015. He oversaw Houston’s football coaching search last season, which saw the Coogs promote offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to head coach. Yurachek himself was promoted from within, moving from Houston’s COO role after Mack Rhoades took the AD job at Missouri.

Prior to his 2014 arrival in Houston, Yurachek was the AD at Coastal Carolina for four years. He will replace Jeff Long, who was fired late last month.

It is not immediately clear what role Yurachek will play in the ongoing search to find Bret Bielema’s successor. The Hogs have run concurrent searches for their athletics director and head football coach, which have been assigned to separate search firms.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.


Update> The school has now announced the hire and released his initial letter of appointment. Key terms include:

  • 5 years
  • $850,000 per year
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • Membership to 3 different country clubs
  • Arkansas will pay his $350,000 buyout to Houston
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