Former Razorback Dowell Loggains will return to Fayetteville to coach the tight ends for Head Coach Sam Pittman. On Monday, the Arkansas Football Program announced Loggains as the replacement for Cody Kennedy, who shifted to coach the offensive line after the departure of Brad Davis for LSU. A few weeks ago, Davis took the offensive line position at LSU in his hometown of Baton Rouge.
Loggains, a Newport native, is joining the Arkansas coaching staff after a long stint in the NFL. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets. Loggains served as either the quarterback’s coach or offensive coordinator during his time in the NFL.
Before his NFL journey, Loggains was a walk-on quarterback for the Razorbacks during the Houston Nutt era. He saw action as the team’s PAT holder while serving as a backup to Razorback legend Matt Jones. Although Loggains saw limited action from under center, he has always passed around his extensive knowledge of the game.
Check out this tweet from Pig Trail Nation’s Mike Irwin (@MikeIrwinPTN):
Back in the days when coaches had to stay away from players in the summers I remember Loggains as a player coaching 7 on 7 games from the sidelines with Matt Jones leading the one offense vs the one defense. Loggains was a coach before he was a coach. https://t.co/XGAqJ7DGTB— Mike Irwin (@MikeIrwinPTN) June 14, 2021
The addition of Loggains completes the coaching staff for the 2021 Razorbacks. He will be returning home for what could be an extended stay in Fayetteville after bouncing around coaching jobs for over a decade. Razorback fans hope the influence of Loggains will reignite the tight-end performances of years past.