FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Arkansas interim head football coach Reggie Herring issued the following statement regarding his appointment.

           “I am grateful for the confidence Coach Houston Nutt has expressed in me by recommending to Athletics Director Frank Broyles that I serve as Interim Head Coach for our team’s upcoming bowl game.  I am also thankful to Coach Broyles and Chancellor White for accepting Coach Nutt’s recommendation.  Although it is extremely difficult to see Coach Nutt leave, I am honored and welcome the challenge of leading the Razorback football team and working with the other coaches on our staff as we prepare our team for a bowl game and as we continue to recruit.

          “Our first priority will be to concentrate on finishing the semester strong academically and maintaining our physical conditioning. This team remains close and committed to preparing for a successful bowl game wherever that may be. This staff will continue to conduct themselves professionally and focus on preparing our student-athletes, both on and off the field, to represent this University, this state and Razorback fans everywhere with class.”