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Sources: SMU assistant drawing SEC interest

SMU defensive line coach Randall Joyner has drawn interest from multiple SEC programs and could be on the move soon, sources tell FootballScoop.

Joyner played defensive line for SMU from 2010-13, the moved into coaching as a volunteer at his alma mater. From there, Joyner deposited GA stints at Hawai'i and Ohio State, where he worked under the uber-esteemed Larry Johnson. (In fact, if there was a Defensive Line Coach Hall of Fame, such a thing would probably be called the Larry Johnson Hall of Fame.)

He returned to the Hilltop as SMU's defensive ends coach in 2018 and was promoted to D-line coach in 2019. The Mustangs led FBS in sacks per game and finished third in tackles for loss per game. The Ponies finished 16th in TFLs this season.

Off the field, Joyner quickly developed into a plus recruiter. 247Sports lists him as the No. 6 recruiter in the American for the 2021 class.

"Randall is a phenomenal recruiter, he’s a high energy guy that works hard at everything and relates well to his players," a source said, "Put him in an SEC polo and he’ll be a top-5 recruiter next year."

Media reports out of Austin indicated Joyner would be a target for Texas had Urban Meyer taken that job. Sources say he has fielded serious interest from multiple SEC programs and could be on the move soon.

In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

Update> Sources tell FootballScoop Joyner has agreed to join Lane Kiffin's staff after fielding interest from another SEC West program.