After going with a young coach for his first offseason hire, Sam Pittman is apparently taking the experienced route to fill his other staff vacancy.

Deke Adams, who spent the 2021 season at FIU and has coached for more than two decades, is set to be hired as Arkansas’ new defensive line coach, according to multiple reports. He replaces Jermial Ashley, who was fired earlier this week.

This will be Adams’ fourth different stop in the SEC, as he previously coached at Ole Miss, Mississippi State and South Carolina. He has also coached at North Carolina, East Carolina, Southern Miss and ULM at the FBS level.

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