In another turn of events, Miami wide receivers coach George McDonald has been hired by Arkansas to serve under the same position.
Prior to joining Miami in 2011, McDonald, 36, spent two years with the Cleveland Browns coaching their wide receivers. The 36-year old coach replaced Aubrey Hill and was regarded as one of Miami’s most heralded recruiters.
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema told Arkansas Online, “George McDonald has a reputation as a top recruiter as well as a great teacher and technician. He knows what it takes to be an NFL receiver and has the ability to teach our players how to be a pro in every aspect so they can maximize their potential in college and set themselves up for a career on the next level.”
McDonald is responsible for grooming top NFL receivers, such as Greg Jennings (Green Bay), Braylon Edwards and Cleveland Browns’ Josh Cribbs, Brian Robiskie and Mohamad Massaquoi. He helped former UM WR Travis Benjamin become Miami’s sixth all-time leading receiver and prepped Tommy Streeter for the NFL.
Aside from coaching in Cleveland, the Illinois alum has previously spent time with the Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos, the University Minnesota, Western Michigan and Stanford.