Petrino: Arkansas assistant Johnson headed to UAB

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas linebackers coach Reggie Johnson is leaving for Alabama-Birmingham.

Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino congratulated Johnson and Arkansas graduate assistants Richard Owens and Brandon Sharpe on Thursday. All three are taking positions with the Blazers, where Garrick McGee was hired as coach last month after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Razorbacks.

Johnson is the fourth member of the Razorbacks' staff to leave after the season. Besides McGee, special teams coach John L. Smith left to become the head coach at Weber State and defensive coordinator Willy Robinson resigned.