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Texas hires Arkansas' Clay Jennings to coach defensive backs

One week after cutting ties with assistant Chris Vaughn because of his alleged involvement in NCAA recruiting violations levied against Ole Miss, Texas has hired Arkansas' Clay Jennings to replace him as defensive backs coach.

The school announced the hiring Wednesday night.

Jennings has coached the Razorbacks' defensive backs for two seasons. Before that, Jennings was an assistant coach at TCU.

"Clay has a tremendous track record for developing defensive backs," Texas coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. "On top of that, he's from Texas, has years of experience coaching here and already has great relationships across the state."

Vaughn had been with the Longhorns since 2014. But shortly after reports connected Vaughn to rules violations levied against Ole Miss, where he was a recruiting coordinator from 2008 to 2011, Texas made the change.

Defensive backs coach was the final vacancy on Strong's staff, which now includes five first-year assistants.