With Johnson hiring, Herring's future at Arkansas uncertain

DALLAS -- Reggie Herring seemed emotional over the weekend
when he addressed the media after practice.

The interim coach was asked about the possibility that he won't
be back with the Razorbacks next season.

"After the game, we'll see," he said Sunday.

Arkansas (No. 25 AP) faces Missouri (No. 6 BCS, No. 7 AP) in the Cotton Bowl on

There are increasing signs Herring will be headed elsewhere --
particularly Monday's announcement by Mississippi State coach
Sylvester Croom that defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is leaving
the Bulldogs to come to Arkansas. Johnson will take a similar
position with the Razorbacks.

Herring was in his third season as Arkansas' defensive
coordinator when coach Houston Nutt stepped down in late November.
Nutt went to Ole Miss, and Herring became interim coach.

After a two-week search, Bobby Petrino was hired to coach the
Razorbacks. Petrino is expected to discuss his staff Wednesday. His
brother, Paul Petrino, has already been added as offensive
coordinator. Tim Horton, the running backs coach this season, will
remain with the Arkansas program.