Arkansas assistant Charlie Partridge expected to be named FAU coach
Florida Atlantic is expected to name Arkansas associate head coach and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge to fill its vacant head coaching position.
Partridge interviewed for the FAU position Friday and has been offered the job. A source told the Sun-Sentinel that Partridge will be announced as FAU’s hire early next week.
He beat out Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton for the job.
A Plantation, Fla. native, Partridge has developed a reputation as one of the best recruiters in south Florida.
Partridge followed Bret Bielema to Arkansas last year. He served as one of Arkansas’ lead recruiters for running back Alex Collins, the SEC Freshman of the Year, and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland, a freshman all-SEC selection.
Prior to Arkansas, Partridge spent five years as an assistant at Wisconsin.
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