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Pelphrey back at Florida

By: 12 April 2011 One Comment

Former Arkansas Razorbacks Head Basketball Coach has been introduced as an assistant to Billy Donovan at the University of Florida.

That move should look familiar to anyone who followed the Houston Nutt saga back in 2007. The ever controversial Nutt left Arkansas to become the head football coach at Ole Miss. Indeed, an Arkansas coach leaving the university and winding up at another school in the SEC is nothing new.

Pelphrey, of course, was fired last month after four seasons at Arkansas and has been replaced by former Arkansas assistant and Missouri head coach Mike Anderson. Pelphrey, like Anderson, opted to return to his roots a bit, too. He was an assistant at Florida from 1996 to 2002 and has opted to return to the school where he was once a coach.

Pelphrey was an assistant under Donovan at both Florida and Marshall prior to taking a head coaching job at South Alabama in 2002 and then moving to Arkansas in 2007.

Another new hire for Donovan is former St. Johns Head Coach Norm Roberts who lost his job in March last year. Roberts has also been hired as an assistant coach for the Florida Gators.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

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