FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — New Arkansas Razorbacks defensive line coach John Scott Jr. received a contract through June 30, 2018 and will be paid $340,000, according to his signed offer letter that was released to SEC Country through an open records request Tuesday.
Segrest’s salary was increased to $300,000 last offseason.
Scott joins the Arkansas staff after spending the past two years with the NFL’s New York Jets. Before that, he was Texas Tech’s defensive line coach and also worked at Georgia Southern, Missouri State, Norfolk State and Western Carolina.
Scott’s contract includes a non-compete clause preventing him from making a lateral move to another SEC school. That clause is included in other Arkansas assistant coach contracts as well.
He also is subject to a $100,000 buyout if he leaves Arkansas for another job before Feb. 15, 2018. That buyout decreases to $50,000 after that date and through the end of his contract.
In his new job, Scott will help Arkansas install a base 3-4 system under new defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads. Head coach Bret Bielema decided to shift philosophies after a difficult 2016 season for the Razorbacks’ defense.