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Sources: Arkansas expected to hire standout from nearby Group of 5 staff

Tulsa defensive line coach Jermial Ashley is expected to join the Arkansas staff, sources told FootballScoop on Monday.

We shared a while back that Hogs D-line coach Derrick LeBlanc has been eyeing a return to the NFL.

Ashley spent the past six seasons coaching the defensive line at Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane ranked 13th in tackles for loss per game, registering 7.67 per game.

Prior to Tulsa, Ashley spent two seasons in the same role at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas. Following a playing career that saw him win All-America honors at Tyler Junior College and All-Big 12 selections at Kansas, Ashley began coaching in a support role at Oklahoma State.

At Tulsa, Ashley handled the Hurricane's deployment of both 4-man and 3-man fronts.

We expect Sam Pittman to announce this one, as well as a few other moves, this week.

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